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Marangoni while playing for Boca Juniors, 1988
|Full name||Claudio Oscar Marangoni|
|Date of birth||17 November 1954|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Claudio Oscar Marangoni (born 17 November 1954 in Rosario) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a midfielder. He played club football in Argentina and England and played for the Argentine national team at international level.
Marangoni played one season for Huracán before joining Club Atlético Independiente in 1982. He won three major titles with the club, the 1983 Metropolitano followed by the Copa Libertadores and Copa Intercontinental in 1984.
Upon retirement, Marangoni started Escuela Modelo de Futbol y Deportes, the first-ever professional soccer schools and sports clinics for Argentina's youth.
The schools serve children from age 3-13 and are franchised throughout the country, serving public and private schools, community centers, country clubs and businesses. Integral to the company's model is free tuition for underprivileged children. Since selection, he expanded his training schools to Chile and Spain.
His work was recognized by Endeavor (non-profit) and he was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 1999. Endeavor is a global non-profit that selects and supports High-Impact Entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
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