Federico Lussenhoff

Federico Guillermo Lussenhoff (born 14 January 1974) is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a central defender.

Federico Lussenhoff
Lussenhoff as a Talleres player (2009)
Personal information
Full name Federico Guillermo Lussenhoff[1]
Date of birth (1974-01-14) 14 January 1974 (age 47)[1]
Place of birth Venado Tuerto, Argentina[1]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Rosario Central 97 (4)
1996–1997 Toros Neza 54 (5)
1997–1998 San Lorenzo 59 (2)
1999–2002 Tenerife 126 (6)
2002–2004 Mallorca 48 (0)
2004–2005 Cruz Azul 31 (3)
2005–2006 Colón 35 (3)
2006–2007 River Plate 29 (1)
2008–2009 Talleres 15 (0)
2010–2013 Sportivo Rivadavia
Total 494 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In a career which lasted almost 20 years, he represented clubs in Mexico and Spain other than in his own country.

Club careerEdit

Born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Lussenhoff began his career at Rosario Central, and also had spells at San Lorenzo de Almagro, Mexican clubs Toros Neza and Cruz Azul and CD Tenerife and RCD Mallorca in Spain.[2][3]

In the latter nation, to where he arrived in January 1999, he was relegated from La Liga in his first season, then became an undisputed starter as the Canary Islands side returned to the top flight in 2001, under Rafael Benítez.[4] With its Balearic Islands neighbours he managed to be relatively used during two years, helping them win the 2003 edition of the Copa del Rey.[5]

In 2005, after 192 competitive matches in five and a half seasons in Spanish football, Lussenhoff returned to his country and signed with Club Atlético River Plate. He dropped down to the second division three years later, moving to Talleres de Córdoba.[6]

Lussenhoff returned to Spain on 20 January 2010, as he joined his compatriot Nestor Gorosito – coach – at Xerez CD as director of football.[7]


Rosario Central



  1. ^ a b c d "Federico Guillermo LUSSENHOFF". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Lussenhoff, cuatro meses de lesión" [Lussenhoff, four months injured]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 13 August 2002. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  3. ^ Casado, Edu (27 November 2014). "Qué fue de… el 'Colorado' Lussenhoff: amor y odio a partes iguales" [What happened to… ‘Red’ Lussenhoff: equal share of love and hate]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  4. ^ Fernández Trujillo, César (18 June 2001). "Rafa Benítez y la revolución juvenil" [Rafa Benítez and the youth revolution]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b Miguelez, José (29 June 2003). "Eto'o pone Mallorca a brindar" [Eto'o has Mallorca toasting]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "El Talleres de Córdoba de Lussenhoff no se clasifica para las eliminatorias del Apertura" [Lussenhoff's Talleres de Córdoba do not qualify for the Apertura play-offs] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Lussenhoff será el nuevo director deportivo" [Lussenhoff will be the new sporting director]. Diario de Jerez (in Spanish). 20 January 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2020.

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