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José Luis Brown
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Personal information
Full name José Luis Brown
Date of birth November 11, 1956 (1956-11-11) (age 53)
Place of birth    Ranchos, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1975–1983
1984–1985
1985
1986
1986–1987
1987–1988
1989
Estudiantes
Boca Juniors
Deportivo Español
Nacional de Medellin
Stade Brestois
Real Murcia
Racing Club
290 (27)
029 0(5)
005 0(0)
00? 0(?)
031 0(1)
028 0(1)
009 0(1)   
National team
1983–1990 Argentina 036 0(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of June 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Jose Luis Brown (born November 11 1956 in Ranchos, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former football defender, 1986 World Champion, and current coach.

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Playing career

Nicknamed Tata, he started in the youth system of Estudiantes de La Plata, and made his professional début in 1975. He was the captain of the team that won the 1982 and 1983 Argentine championship titles.

After eight full seasons with Estudiantes, he joined Deportivo Español and then Boca Juniors in 1985, before leaving Argentina to play for Colombian Nacional de Medellin, French Stade Brestois and Spanish Real Murcia, in 1989 he joined Racing Club de Avellaneda where he retired from football later that year.

With the Argentina national football team he played 36 matches, scoring one goal. Yet that one was the opening goal in the 1986 World Cup Final in Mexico, which Argentina won 3-2, against Germany. Later in the game, Brown suffered an injury on his right arm and had to have it fixed to his body for the remainder. He refused to let coach Bilardo consider a replacement.

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Titles as a player

Season Club Title
Metropolitano 1982 Argentina Estudiantes Primera Division Argentina
Nacional 1983 Argentina Estudiantes Primera Division Argentina
1986 Argentina Argentina World Cup

Coaching career

After retirement he worked as an assistant for different coaches, including Oscar Ruggeri for San Lorenzo and Carlos Salvador Bilardo while directing Boca Juniors. In 2000 he took an offer to direct together with Héctor Enrique the newly promoted to first division Club Almagro. After one season, the duo moved to Nueva Chicago, but had to resign after 11 matches because of bad results. In 2002 he was hired by Bolivian side Blooming, again to resign after only 16 matches, though with a better performance.

He then decided to work again with Bilardo, coaching the youth divisions of Estudiantes with much success. When Bilardo left Estudiantes, Brown took over the direction of second division Atlético Rafaela for 30 matches. Brown left the club after arguments with club executives in April 2005, and returned to Almagro, which were relegated to second division. After a stint during 2006 as coach of Rafaela's second major club, Ben Hur [1], Brown took up the post of coach of Ferrocarril Oeste in May 2007 [2]. His stint with Ferro was successful in that the team gained much confidence and is poised to fight for promotion in the coming season.

In December 2007 Brown became the of coach the Argentina Under-17 team, with former national teammate Sergio Batista at the helm of the Under-20 team. As Batista's assistant, Brown was on the bench of the winning 2008 Olympic team.

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