Daniel Onega

Daniel Onega (born March 17, 1945) is a retired Argentine football player who played most of his career for River Plate. He also played for the Argentina national team between 1966 and 1972. He is the brother of the late midfielder Ermindo Onega.

Daniel Onega
Daniel Onega 1970.jpg
Onega in 1970 while playing for River Plate
Personal information
Full name Daniel Germán Onega
Date of birth (1945-03-17) March 17, 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth Las Parejas, Argentina
Playing position(s) centre forward
Youth career
River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1971 River Plate 207 (87)
1972 Racing Club 41 (9)
1973 River Plate ? (?)
1973–1977 Córdoba CF ? (1)
1978 Millonarios ? (1)
National team
1966–1972 Argentina 13 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Onega started his career at River Plate. It was with River Plate that he became the topscorer in the 1966 Copa Libertadores with 17 goals, setting the record for the most goals ever scored in a single season in that tournament, a record that has never been surpassed. He is also the 4th in the all time Copa Libertadores topscorers list with 31 goals in 47 games.[1]

In 1972 Onega moved to Racing Club for a season, but he only managed 9 goals and returned to River the following season.

In 1973, he moved to Spain to play for Córdoba CF in the Spanish 2nd division, he stayed with the club until 1978 when he moved to Millonarios in Colombia. It was with Millonarios that he won his first and only league title. At the end of the 1978 season Onega retired from football.


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