Carlos Bianchi

Carlos Bianchi ( born April 26, 1949 in Buenos Aires ) is an Argentine football coach and current former football player.

  • 2.1 successes as a coach
  • 2.2 Personal success as coach

Soccer player

The son of a kiosk owner family in the district of Villa Real grown up, he made his debut in 1967 in the first team of Velez Sarsfield during a game against the Boca Juniors. His first goal for the club from the district of Liniers he scored on July 7, 1968 during a league game at Argentinos Juniors. In the same year he also won the national championship with Vélez. In total he scored there in 165 games 121 goals (according to 0.73 goals per game). Even more efficient he was in France's top flight with 179 goals in 220 matches ( 0.81).

1973 piloted him Henri Germain, president of Stade Reims, France, where he had succeeded his compatriot Delio Onnis and could be replaced right away. Bianchi reach for the elf from the Champagne region in 124 league games 107 goals, he was also in 1974, 1976 and 1977, top scorer in the French league. He had had to pause five months due to a double broken leg he suffered in a collision with Gallego during a friendly game of Reims against Barcelona in October 1974. He then worked at Paris Saint -Germain FC (1977-1979; likewise scorer ) and Racing Strasbourg (1979 /80).

He then returned to Argentina to his hometown club Velez Sarsfield, before ending his career at Stade de Reims, now only represented in the Division during the 1984/85 season 2, had to quit due to a persistent inflammation of the pubic bone.

Despite great success at club level, Carlos Bianchi in only 14 games ( 7 goals) was allowed to roam the jersey of the Argentine national team. The participation in a World Cup was also denied.

In France's top flight he not only 30 double and triple seven Torerfolge in each one game, but two four - and one five - or six-time access. According to official data Bianchi ranked in the list of the best club 's top scorer of all time with 385 hits in 8th position.

Title as a player

Personal achievements as a player

  • French top scorer in 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Overall ninth top scorer of all time in the highest French league


Immediately after the end of his active career, he worked as a coach. From 1984 to 1988 he worked at Stade de Reims before he ever spent one season at OGC Nice ( 1989/90 ) and Paris Saint- Germain (1991 /92).

In 1993 he took over his hometown club Velez Sarsfield, which he promptly led to the Clausura 1993. A year later he won after playoff victory over the São Paulo FC and the Copa Libertadores before followed the same year with the World Cup victory over AC Milan to date greatest triumph. With Vélez he also won the 1995 Apertura and 1996, the Copa Interamericana.

He then moved to Italy for Roma, which, however, already ten months later fired him because of a sporting descent.

After a short pause, during which he worked as sporting director at Paris FC, ​​he began his coaching career in 1998 continued at the lurching geratenen Boca Juniors. The most popular club in the country he led, within a very short time to its former glory. After two semi-annual championships followed in 2000, winning the Copa Libertadores with a victory in the penalty shootout against the Brazilian club Palmeiras SE. In the same year Real Madrid was defeated in the finals of the World Cup. With players like Martín Palermo, Óscar Córdoba and Juan Román Riquelme he won again in 2001, the Copa Libertadores, failed in the World Cup final, but short of Bayern Munich.

Only a year after his resignation, he was brought back from the shipwreck again be suffered Boca Juniors. Again he took immediately the Argentine semi-annual championship and the Copa Libertadores. Due to a success over AC Milan and the world cup went back to the showcases of Boca Juniors. Twelve months later he failed in another final of the Copa Libertadores only a hair's breadth of the Colombian club Once Caldas.

Bianchi resigned because of insufficient sporting perspective and took a year off before he signed a two -year contract with Atlético Madrid for the 2005/06 season. But the second attempt to gain a foothold in European football, failed prematurely because Bianchi was sacked after only six months due to lack of success. At the turn of 2012/2013 Carlos Bianchi returned to Boca Juniors.

Success as a coach

Personal success as coach