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EDGARDO PATÓN BAUZA

“Prestige, commitment, excellence, professionalism and, above all, honesty, are the pillars of Bauza’s work, one of the best managers on the continent.”

Juan J. Buscalia, Sportwriter Fox Sports

“The manager made our dreams come true. He is an excellent professional, but, above all, a great guy who will live in the hearts of all cuervos (San Lorenzo fans). San Lorenzo will never be the same after Bauza.”

Matías Lammens, San Lorenzo Chief Executive

“He doesn’t boast about his knowledge. He doesn’t promote his integrity. He's cautious with the media. Edgardo Bauza lives by the values of an elite manager. He leads groups, manages egos, builds teams, draws on virtues, conceals defects and win championships.”

JUAN PABLO VARSKY, Sportwriter

“He is one of my favorite coaches. He has clear ideas; he’s also balanced, very good at handling groups, and a great guy. I’d always pick him for my team.”

SEBASTIÁN "POLLO" VIGNOLO, Sportwriter

CAREER

As a player

Edgardo Bauza spent his formative years on the youth squad of Rosario Central, where he began his football career in 1972. He was promoted to the top division by Carlos Timoteo Griguol, in the 14th match of the 1977 National Championship, which Central won by a score of 4-0 against Quilmes (Argentina).
In 1980, he obtained the first title of his professional career with his beloved club, Rosario Central. He spent most of his career in that club, playing 310 matches, scoring 80 goals, and winning 2 national tournaments. He also played at Independiente de Avellaneda (first semester of 1986), Junior de Barranquilla (Colombia, 1983-1986), and Veracruz (México, 1989-1991).
His achievements and great performance drew the attention of Carlos Salvador Bilardo (Head Coach of the national team), who drafted him for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where Argentina made it to the final stage.
Although a defender, he scored so many goals that he is the world’s 4th top scoring defender, with 109 goals in 499 games.
Another interesting fact: with 9 goals he is the all-time top scorer for Rosario Central, against Newell’s Old Boys, the team’s crosstown rival, since the beginning of AFA tournaments (Both teams from Rosario joined the competitions in 1939).

Rosario Central
Argentina
1977-1982
1986-1989
Junior de Barranquilla
Colombia
1983-1985
Independiente
Argentina
1985-1986
Veracruz
México
1990-1991
Selección Nacional
Argentina
Mundial '90

As a manager

In 1993, he started his career as a manager for Rosario Central, his beloved club. At first, he coached the minor league, and in 1994, he was appointed as the manager of all youth squads. During a 4-year period, he achieved great success, as all the youth divisions won titles and several players were promoted to the top league.
In 1998, he was appointed as the head coach of the top league, a position he held until 2001. During this period, the team returned to international tournaments, following a 3-year absence, and made it to the Copa Conmebol finals in 1998, and to the semifinal round of the Copa Libertadores de América, which the team had never achieved previously.
Under his management, the team also won second place at the 2000 National Tournament, the team’s best campaign in short tournaments.
Another interesting fact: during this 3-year period, more than 15 players were promoted to the senior squad, including Ezequiel González, Matías Lequi, Daniel Díaz, Iván Moreno y Fabianesi, and Walter Gaitán. Following this, promotions continued with new crops of players, including Luciano Figueroa, Ángel Di María, César Delgado, and others.
In 2001, he switched to Vélez Sarsfield. During a 7-month period, he promoted several players from the youth squads, such as Jonás Gutiérrez, Leandro Somoza, Mariano Uglessich, Emanuel Centurión, and others.
In 2002, he was appointed as the head coach of the Colón de Santa Fe team. Under his leadership, the team qualified for international competitions, following a long absence.
In 2004, Bauza was hired by Sporting Cristal from Perú. With that team, he won his first title as a manager in the 2004 Clausura Tournament.
In 2005, he returned to Colón de Santa Fe, where he led one of the most successful seasons in the team’s history.
In 2006, he switched to Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito (Ecuador). The team won the National Tournament in 2007 and the Copa Libertadores de América in 2008.
Liga de Quito became the first Ecuadorian team to win the Copa Libertadores, and the first to win an international title sponsored by the CONMEBOL.
The team also made it to the final stage of the FIFA Club World Cup, where they lost against Manchester Utd. (England).
On December 31, 2008, he was named manager of the year (Americas), according to a poll organized by the newspaper El País from Montevideo, in which journalists from all over the continent voted.
Thanks to his tenure as a manager in Liga de Quite, in 2008, he was awarded as “The best manager in America” and names as the 3rd best manager of the world, only after Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United FC) and Dick Advocaat (FC Zenit of San Petersbugo).
In 2009, he travelled to Saudi Arabia, where he coaches Al-Nassr, only for three months.
On December 14, 2009, he returned to the Liga de Quito of Ecuador team, since coach Jorge Fossati moved to Internacional de Porto Alegre. In his second term, the team won two new titles. On September 8, 2010, the team won the Recopa Sudamericana, defeating Estudiantes (Argentina) 2-1 in the first game and 0-0 in the second game. They also won the Ecuadorian championship (Copa Credifé 2010), after defeating Emelec (Guayaquil) in the finals, with a 2-1 aggregate victory (2-0 in Quito, 0-1 in Guayaquil). This meant the tenth title for the "Albo" team. In 2011, the team reached the final stage of the Copa Sudamericana, where they lost against Universidad de Chile.
Following the departure of Juan Antonio Pizzi, who left San Lorenzo de Almagro after winning the Argentinean Inicial Tournament of 2013, Bauza became the head coach of the team, winning his second Copa Libertadores in 2014, after defeating Nacional (Paraguay) in the finals. This was the first Copa Libertadores championship for the club.
In November 2015, he resigned after winning second place in the local tournament and qualifying for the Copa Libertadores de América competition.
On January 7, 2016, he switched to Sao Paulo (Brazil). The team reached the semifinal round of the Copa Libertadores de América where they lost against Atlético Nacional. After one semester with the Brazilian team, Bauza was introduced as the new manager for the Argentine national team on 1 August 2016.

Rosario Central
Argentina
1998-2001
Vélez Sársfield
Argentina
2001-2002
Colón
Argentina
2002-2003
Sporting Cristal
Perú
2004-2005
Colón
Argentina
2005-2006
Liga de Quito
Ecuador
2007-2008
Al Nassr
Arabia Saudita
2009
Liga de Quito
Ecuador
2010-2013
San Lorenzo
Argentina
2013-2015
San Pablo
Brasil
2016-
Selección Nacional
Argentina
2016-

Honors

As a player
National titles
Argentinean First Division Tournament
Rosario Central, National Tournament 1980, First Division Tournament 1986/1987
As a manager
National titles
Argentinean First Division Tournament runners-up
Rosario Central [Apertura 1999]
Peruvian Clausura Tournament
Sporting Cristal [2004]
Peruvian First Division Tournament runners-up
Sporting Cristal [2004]
Ecuadorian First Division Tournament
Liga de Quito [2007]
Ecuadorian First Division Tournament runners-up
Liga de Quito [2008]
Ecuadorian First Division Tournament
Liga de Quito [2010]
Argentinean First Division Tournament runners-up
San Lorenzo de Almagro [2015]
International titles
Copa Conmebol runners-up
Rosario Central [1998]
Copa Libertadores de América champion
Liga de Quito [2008]
FIFA Club World Cup runners-up
Liga de Quito [2008]
Recopa Sudamericana champion
Liga de Quito [2010]
Copa Suruga Bank runners-up
Liga de Quito [2010]
Copa Sudamericana runners-up
Liga de Quito [2011]
Copa Libertadores de América champion
San Lorenzo de Almagro [2014]
FIFA Club World Cup runners-up
San Lorenzo de Almagro [2014]
Recopa Sudamericana runners-up
San Lorenzo de Almagro [2015]

awards

4th top scoring defender
- Named 4th top scoring defender by the IFFHS.

best manager in America
- Voted best manager in America in 2008 by the newspaper El País (Montevideo).

3rd best manager in the world
- Named 3rd best manager in the world in 2008 by the IFFHS, behind Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United FC) and Dick Advocaat (FC Zenit Saint Petersburg).

Contact

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http://www.lescovich.com.ar

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