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Ricardo Bochini
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Full name Ricardo Enrique Bochini
Date of birth January 25, 1954 (1954-01-25) (age 56)
Place of birth    Zárate, Argentina
Playing position winger/ midfielder
Youth career
Independiente
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1971–1991 Independiente 740 (107)   
National team
1977–1986 Argentina 011 00(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Ricardo Enrique Bochini (born January 25, 1954 in Zárate, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former professional football player. He is nicknamed El Bocha.

Bochini, an attacking midfielder, is one of the most emblematic players in the history of club Independiente. A one club man, in his twenty years of professional football from 1972 to 1991, Bochini played only for Independiente, and was a member of the club during its most successful era, winning eight international titles, four Argentine championships, and the 1986 World Cup playing in the semifinals match against Belgium.

Although he was not a prolific goalscorer, he was one of the best playmakers of the 1980s, often making assists for teammates to score. Even after he retired, the expression pase bochinesco ("bochinesque pass") is used to refer to a precise pass made to a forward to leave him one on one against the goalie, bypassing the opponent's defenders.[1] [2]

He played a total of 740 league matches, scoring 107 goals. He is the all-time record holder for the most matches played for a single club in the Argentine top division.

Fifth division Barracas Bolívar decided to include him to play a few minutes in an official match to be played on February 27th of 2007, 16 years after his retirement, as a recognition to his career.[3]

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Honours

Bochini playing for Independiente
Season Club Title
1973 Argentina Independiente Copa Libertadores
1973 Argentina Independiente Intercontinental Cup
1974 Argentina Independiente Copa Libertadores
1974 Argentina Independiente Copa Interamericana
1975 Argentina Independiente Copa Libertadores
1976 Argentina Independiente Copa Interamericana
Nacional 1977 Argentina Independiente Primera Division Argentina
Nacional 1978 Argentina Independiente Primera Division Argentina
Metropolitano 1983 Argentina Independiente Primera Division Argentina
1984 Argentina Independiente Copa Libertadores
1984 Argentina Independiente Copa Intercontinental
1986 Argentina Argentina 1986 FIFA World Cup
1988-1989 Argentina Independiente Primera Division Argentina

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