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Jorge Luis Burruchaga (born 9 October, 1962 in Gualeguay, Entre Ríos) is a former Argentinemarker professional football player, and currently manager of Arsenal de Sarandí in the Primera División Argentina. He played both as an attacking midfielder and striker and is famous for scoring the winning goal in the final of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Career

Burru was part of the team that won the 1986 FIFA World Cup, scoring the goal that gave Argentina the 3:2 victory against Germany in the final match. also participated in all Argentine matches at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He scored a total of 13 goals for Argentina in 59 games between 1983 and 1990.

With Independiente he won an Argentine league in 1983, a Copa Libertadores (top scorer with 6 goals), and an Intercontinental Cup in 1984.

After joining the French championship and FC Nantes in 1985, he was banned for two years from French football in 1994, accused of passive corruption while playing for US Valenciennes-Anzin in a match-fixing scandal involving his side and Olympique de Marseille.

Burruchaga coached Arsenal de Sarandí since its arrival to first division in 2002, and succeeded in keeping the team far from the bottom of the standings. For the 2005/06 season, he signed with Estudiantes de La Plata. In May 2006, he moved to Independiente and resigned on April 2007. World Cup winner Jorge Burruchaga quit as coach first division Banfield on Sunday March 22 2009.

On May 05 2009 Arsenal de Sarandí have signed him as coach for one season, the former Banfield coach has already managed Arsenal de Sarandí from 2002 to 2005. Moreover, he was an Arsenal player from 1979 to 1981. Burruchaga has told ESPN Radio he is thrilled to return to Arsenal de Sarandí.

Statistics

  • 1st match : February 12 1982 (Independiente 4 - 1 Estudiantes)
  • 1st goal : February 27 1982 (Uni√≥n San Vicente 2 - 3 Independiente 40')
  • last match : April 10 1998 (V√©lez S√°rsfield 3 - 0 Independiente)


References

  1. rsssf: Argentina record international footballers
  2. The New York Times - "Argentine Charged in Marseilles Case"
  3. Reveu de l'Actualité Juridique Français - "Conclusions sous Conseil d'Etat, 27 Octobre 1999, Fédération Française de Football"
  4. When Saturday Comes - "A Season in Brief, Le Championnat 1992-93" issue 233
  5. worldfootball.net: Carees statistics


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