José Omar Pastoriza

José Pastoriza
José Pastoriza.jpg
Pastoriza in 1972, playing for Independiente.
Personal information
Full nameJosé Omar Pastoriza
Date of birth23 May 1942
Place of birthRosario, Argentina
Date of death2 August 2004(2004-08-02) (aged 62)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
Rosario Central
Colón de Santa Fe
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1964–1965Racing Club53(2)
1966–1972Independiente184(32)
1972–1975Monaco106(36)
National team
1966–1972Argentina18(?)
Teams managed
1976–1979Independiente
1980Talleres de Córdoba
1981–1982Racing Club
1982–1983Millonarios
1983–1984Independiente
1985–1985Gremio
1985Fluminense
1985–1987Independiente
1988–1989Boca Juniors
1990–1991Independiente
1992Atlético Madrid
1993Talleres de Córdoba
1994Bolívar
1995Argentinos Juniors
1995–1996El Salvador
1998Talleres de Córdoba
1998–2000Venezuela
2003Talleres de Córdoba
2003–2004Independiente
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Omar Pastoriza (23 May 1942 – 2 August 2004) was a football midfielder for Independiente, AS Monaco, and the Argentina national football team, as well as manager for many teams including the Venezuela national team.

Playing career

El Pato ("The Duck") Pastoriza was born in Rosario, and started his career in Rosario Central, but gained renown with Colón de Santa Fe. He moved to Racing Club, but was transferred to rival Independiente after 53 matches due to a poor team performance and the precarious economic situation. He stayed 6 years with Independiente, winning 3 first division tournaments and a Copa Libertadores. In 1971, he was awarded the Olimpia de Oro, which is given to the Argentine footballer of the year.

After the 1972 season he transferred to French AS Monaco, where he retired as a player.