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Fernando Andrés Gamboa (born 28 October 1970 in Marcos Juárez, Córdoba) is a retired Argentine footballer and coach who played as a defender.

Fernando Gamboa
Personal information
Full name Fernando Andrés Gamboa
Date of birth (1970-10-28) 28 October 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Marcos Juárez, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Newell's Old Boys 121 (5)
1993–1994 River Plate 12 (0)
1994–1996 Boca Juniors 54 (0)
1996–1999 Real Oviedo 69 (2)
1999–2000 Newell's Old Boys 23 (2)
2000–2001 Chacarita 13 (0)
2001 Colo-Colo 20 (0)
2002 Chacarita 17 (1)
2003–2004 Grasshoppers 36 (1)
2004 Argentinos Juniors[1] 2 (0)
National team
1989 Argentina U20 2 (0)
1991 Argentina 15 (0)
Teams managed
2008 Newell's Old Boys
2009–2010 Chacarita Juniors
2010 Veracruz
2010–2011 Colón
2012–2013 Independiente Rivadavia
2013–2014 Rangers de Talca
2015–2016 Chacarita Juniors
2016–2017 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
2018 Agropecuario
2018–2019 Nacional
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Gamboa started his playing career in 1988 with Newell's Old Boys where he won two league championships.

In 1991, he was part of the Argentina squad that won the Copa América 1991

He joined River Plate in 1993, and after 12 league games in the 1993–94 season he moved to Boca Juniors.

Between 1996 and 1999 Gamboa played for Oviedo in Spain, before returning for a second spell with Newell's Old Boys.

Towards the end of his career he played for Chacarita Juniors and Argentinos Juniors in Argentina, Colo-Colo in Chile and Grasshoppers Zurich of Switzerland.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Gamboa started his managerial career coaching Newell's Old Boys.[3] In 2009 replaced Ricardo Zielinski in Chacarita Juniors signing until June 2010 and assisted Ricardo Lunari. However, they were sacked before the end of their contract. On May 2010 he signed for CD Veracruz of the Mexican second division.[4] On September 2010 Gamboa agreed to replace Antonio Mohamed as head coach of Colón.[5] The board of directors of Colon sacked him soon after the club lost 2–0 against Olimpo in a league match on 9 April 2011.

On 18 April 2018, Gamboa was appointed as the manager of Club Agropecuario Argentino.[6] He left the club one month later.[7] On 6 November 2018, he was then appointed as the manager of Paraguayan club Club Nacional. After the elimination in the first phase of the Copa Libertadores of 2019, he was fired on 31 January 2019.[8]



  1. ^ (in Spanish) Argentine Primera statistics
  2. ^ "Fernando Gamboa". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  3. ^ Fernando Gamboa es el nuevo DT de Chacarita (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Olé (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Te hace la Gamboa". Diario Olé. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  6. ^ Fernando Gamboa, nuevo DT de Agropecuario,, 18 April 2018
  7. ^ Fernando Gamboa dejó de ser el DT de Agropecuario,, 22 May 2018
  8. ^ Fernando Gamboa sale del Nacional paraguayo tras su eliminación de la Libertadores,, 31 January 2019

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