Carlos Daniel Tapia

Carlos Daniel Tapia (born 20 August 1962 in San Miguel, Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Carlos Daniel Tapia
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Tapia with the Argentina U20 in 1981
Personal information
Full name Carlos Daniel Tapia
Date of birth (1962-08-20) 20 August 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 River Plate 105 (14)
1985–1987 Boca Juniors 77 (35)
1987–1988 Brest 15 (1)
1988–1989 Boca Juniors 10 (5)
1989–1990 Mandiyú 16 (0)
1990–1991 Boca Juniors 33 (2)
1991–1992 AC Lugano 12 (0)
1992 Universidad de Chile 8 (3)
1992–1994 Boca Juniors 28 (0)
National team
1981 Argentina U20 1 (0)
1980–1988 Argentina 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2007


Tapia started playing professional football for Argentine club River Plate in 1981, when then coach Alfredo Di Stéfano named him for the first team, replacing football legend Norberto Alonso.

In 1985, he would move to River's hated rivals Boca Juniors. He was a member of the Argentine squad that won the 1986 World Cup, though he played only a few minutes during the tournament. He is one of the two Boca players to win the title, the other being Julio Olarticoechea.

Tapia is the only player in the history of Boca Juniors to have had four distinct spells with the club, in his last spell with Boca he helped them to win the Apertura 1992 championship, their first league title in 11 years and the Copa Oro in 1993. He played a total of 217 games for Boca in all competitions, scoring 46 goals.

Career statisticsEdit


Season(s) Club Level
1980–1984 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1985–1987 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
1987–1988 Brest Ligue 1 France
1988–1989 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
1989 Mandiyú Primera División Argentina
1990–1991 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
1991–1992 AC Lugano Swiss 1st division
1992 Universidad de Chile Copa Chile
1992–1994 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina



River Plate
Boca Juniors



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