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Claudio Marangoni

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Claudio Marangoni
Marangoni while playing for Boca Juniors, 1988
Personal information
Full name Claudio Oscar Marangoni
Date of birth (1954-11-17) 17 November 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1976 Chacarita Juniors 62 (7)
1976–1979 San Lorenzo 135 (25)
1979–1980 Sunderland A.F.C. 20 (3)
1981 Huracán 58 (11)
1982–1988 Independiente 237 (25)
1988–1990 Boca Juniors 81 (7)
National team
1983–1984 Argentina 9 (0)
Teams managed
1998 Banfield
* 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 started his playing career in 1974 with Chacarita Juniors he then joined San Lorenzo de Almagro in 1976.

In 1979, he joined Sunderland A.F.C. of England where he failed to settle, his contract was terminated in 1980 and he returned to Argentina.

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.

In 1988, he left Independiente to join Boca Juniors where he won a further two international tournaments, the Supercopa Sudamericana 1989 and the Recopa Sudamericana 1990.

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.


Boca Juniors


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