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Leonardo Astrada
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Rubén Astrada
Date of birth 6 January 1970 (1970-01-06) (age 40)
Place of birth    Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club River Plate (manager)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1988-2000
2000
2001-2003
River Plate
Grêmio
River Plate
297 (6)
006 (0)
042 (0)   
National team
1991-1999 Argentina 032 (1)
Teams managed
2004-2005
2006
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-
River Plate
Rosario Central
Colón de Santa Fe
Estudiantes L.P.
River Plate

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

Leonardo Rubén Astrada (born 6 January, 1970 in Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine football player, who went on to become a football manager who is the manager of River Plate.

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Playing career

He played the majority of his career for River Plate, winning eleven major titles - making him the most decorated player in the club's history [1]. He played a total of 405 games for the club in all competitions.

He also played for Brazilian club Grêmio in the year 2000.

In addition, he played for the Argentina national football team and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He made 32 appearances for Argentina scoring 1 goal.[2]

Managerial career

After retirement in January 2004, he was appointed as manager for River Plate, and lasted one and a half years in the job.

In October 2005 he became the manager of Rosario Central, but He didn't have a good relationship with the board, and quickly quit his position. During the 2007-08 season he coached Colón de Santa Fe but left his position in March 2008.

After an unsuccessful stint with Estudiantes de La Plata between 2008 and on 6 October 2009 River Plate officials have hired the coach to replace Néstor Gorosito, who recently quit after the 1-2 defeat against San Lorenzo. Astrada already managed River in the 2004-2005 season[3].

Titles

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National titles

Season Club Title
1988-1989 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 1991 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 1993 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 1994 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 1996 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Clausura 1997 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 1997 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 1999 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Clausura 2002 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Clausura 2003 Argentina River Plate Primera Division Argentina

International titles

Season Club Title
1991 Argentina Argentina Copa América
1996 Argentina River Plate Copa Libertadores de América
1997 Argentina River Plate Supercopa Sudamericana

Managerial title

References

  1. ^ River Plate Statistics
  2. ^ rsssf: Argentina record international players
  3. ^ Astrada takes charge of River for second time

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