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Carlos Fren
Personal information
Full name Carlos Guillermo Fren
Date of birth (1954-12-27) December 27, 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Argentina
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1978 Argentinos Juniors 195 (13)
1978–1982 Independiente 103 (2)
1982 Racing Club 11 (0)
1983 Everest 3 (0)
1983 Nueva Chicago 19 (0)
1984–1985 Vélez Sársfield 56 (0)
? Atlanta
? Tigre
Teams managed
1991 Independiente
1994 Deportivo Mandiyú
1995 Racing Club
1996 Argentinos Juniors
2005 Instituto de Córdoba
2007 12 de Octubre
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2009

Carlos Fren (born 27 December 1954) is an Argentine former footballer and manager. He spent most of his playing career in Argentinos Juniors and Independiente. He has also managed these clubs.

Playing career

Fren began his playing career in 1973 with Argentinos Juniors. Between 1976 and 1978 he played alongside teenage sensation Diego Maradona in the Argentinos midfield. He made over 200 appearances for the Paternal club before joining Independiente in 1978.

Fren played 103 league games for independiente before leaving to join their fiercest rivals Racing Club in 1982. In 1980, he was included in the Argentina squad for the 1980 Mundialito.[1]

After a short stint with Nueva Chicago in 1983 he joined Vélez Sársfield where he played 56 league games between 1984 and 1985.

Towards the end of his playing career he had stints with Atlanta and Tigre in the lower leagues of Argentine football and Everest of Ecuador.

Managerial career

Fren began coaching in the youth teams of Nueva Chicago and Vélez Sársfield. His first first team appointment was his former club Independiente in 1991. In 1994, he teamed up with Diego Maradona as joint manager of Deportivo Mandiyú. In 1995, the pair had another unsuccessful attempt at management with Racing Club.

In 1996, Fren notoriously spent a single game in charge of Argentinos Juniors before resigning.

From there, Fren went on to coach the reserve team of Talleres de Córdoba and then work as assistant coach to José Pastoriza at Independiente. In between 2004 and 2005, he worked with Luis Garisto at Instituto de Córdoba and in 2007, he had a spell in charge of 12 de Octubre of Paraguay.


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