Daniel Passarella

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Daniel Passarella
Passarella copa mundo.jpg
Passarella holding the FIFA World Cup trophy after the 1978 final.
Personal information
Full name Daniel Alberto Passarella
Date of birth (1953-05-25) 25 May 1953 (age 68)
Place of birth Chacabuco, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre back, sweeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Sarmiento 36 (9)
1973–1982 River Plate 226 (90)
1982–1986 Fiorentina 109 (26)
1986–1988 Internazionale 44 (9)
1988–1989 River Plate 32 (9)
Total 447 (143)
National team
1976–1986 Argentina 70 (22)
Teams managed
1989–1994 River Plate
1994–1998 Argentina
1999–2001 Uruguay
2001 Parma
2002–2004 Monterrey
2005 Corinthians
2006–2007 River Plate
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Alberto Passarella (born 25 May 1953) is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a centre back, and former manager of the Argentina and Uruguay national football teams. He was captain of the Argentina team that won the 1978 World Cup. He was president of the River Plate sports club for four years after winning the elections by a very close margin in December 2009. [2]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Passarella with Diego Maradona, Napoli v Fiorentina, May 1985
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 1974 Primera División 22 5 22 5
1975 29 9 29 9
1976 35 24 1 35 24
1977 40 13 1 40 13
1978 19 4 1 19 4
1979 38 9 38 9
1980 41 12 0 41 12
1981 42 14 1 42 14
Total 266 90 0 0 4 94
Fiorentina 1982–83 Serie A 27 3 5 0 2 0 34 3
1983–84 27 7 7 1 34 8
1984–85 26 5 6 3 3 1 35 9
1985–86 29 11 7 4 36 15
Total 109 26 25 8 5 1 139 35
Internazionale 1986–87 Serie A 23 3 8 4 7 1 38 8
1987–88 21 6 8 1 6 0 35 7
Total 44 9 16 5 13 1 73 15
River Plate 1988–89 Primera División 32 9 32 9
Career total 451 134 41 13 6 153

International[change | change source]

Three World Cup moments of Passarella as player of Argentina, (left): Being raised by the supporters after winning the 1978 final; (right): jumping to head the ball v Brazil in 1982; (right): with Diego Maradona in Mexico, 1986
Appearances and goals by national team and year[3]
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 1976 6 2
1977 7 3
1978 13 4
1979 11 5
1980 9 3
1981 4 1
1982 9 3
1983 0 0
1984 0 0
1985 8 1
1986 3 0
Total 70 22
Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Passarella goal.[3]
List of international goals scored by Daniel Passarella
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 October 1976 Lima, Peru  Peru 2–1 3–1 Friendly
2 10 November 1976 José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Peru 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3 5 June 1977 La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina  West Germany 1–3 1–3 Friendly
4 18 June 1977 La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Scotland 1–1 1–1 Friendly
5 3 July 1977 La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Yugoslavia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
6 23 March 1978 Nacional, Lima, Peru  Peru 2–0 3–1 Friendly
7 5 April 1978 La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Romania 1–0 2–0 Friendly
8 2–0
9 6 June 1978 Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  France 1–0 2–1 1978 FIFA World Cup
10 25 April 1979 Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Bulgaria 2–1 2–1 Friendly
11 26 May 1979 Olimpico, Rome, Italy  Italy 2–2 2–2 Friendly
12 8 August 1979 Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Bolivia 1–0 3–0 1979 Copa América
13 23 August 1979 Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Brazil 1–1 2–2 1979 Copa América
14 16 September 1979 Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade, Yugoslavia  Yugoslavia 1–3 2–4 Friendly
15 13 May 1980 Wembley, London, England  England 1–2 1–3 Friendly
16 12 October 1980 Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Poland 1–0 2–1 Friendly
17 16 December 1980 Olímpico Chateau Carreras, Córdoba, Argentina   Switzerland 5–0 5–0 Friendly
18 28 October 1981 Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Poland 1–0 1–2 Friendly
19 5 May 1982 José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Bulgaria 2–1 2–1 Friendly
20 23 June 1982 José Rico Pérez, Alicante, Spain  El Salvador 1–0 2–0 1982 FIFA World Cup
21 29 June 1982 Sarrià, Barcelona, Spain  Italy 1–2 1–2
22 26 May 1985 Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Venezuela 2–1 3–2 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]

River Plate

Argentina

Individual

Manager[change | change source]

River Plate

Monterrey

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "daniel passarella". River Plate – rivermillonarios.com.ar. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. Duncan Mackay. "Passarella becomes new River Plate President after controversial election – Inside World Football". insideworldfootball.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mamrud, Roberto (8 January 2015). "Daniel Alberto Passarella – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  4. "FIFA World Cup Awards: All-Star Team". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. Davies, Christopher (5 March 2004). "Pele open to ridicule over top hundred". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  6. "Legends". Golden Foot. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  7. "La Selección de Todos los Tiempos" [The Team of All Time] (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 4 January 2016. Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  8. "World Soccer Players of the Century". World Soccer. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  9. Matteo Magrini (23 August 2016). "Festa al Franchi, presenti e assenti. No eccellenti da Rui Costa, Baggio e Batistuta" (in Italian). Fiorentina.it. Archived from the original on 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  10. "IFFHS ALL TIME WORLD MEN'S DREAM TEAM". IFFHS. 22 May 2021.
  11. "IFFHS All Time South America Men's Dream Team". 26 May 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

World Cup-winners status
Preceded by
Franz Beckenbauer
1945
Latest Born Captain
1953

25 June 1978 – 29 June 1986
Succeeded by
Diego Maradona
1960
Records
Preceded by
Bobby Moore
25
Youngest Captain
25

25 June 1978 – present
Incumbent