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Gustavo Abel Dezotti (born 14 February 1964) is an Argentine former football striker. He played most of his career for Newell's Old Boys in Argentina, he was part of the team that won the Primera Division Argentina championship of 1987–1988.

Gustavo Dezotti
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Personal information
Full name Gustavo Abel Dezotti
Date of birth (1964-02-14) 14 February 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Monte Buey, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Newell's Old Boys 208 (40)
1988–1989 S.S. Lazio 29 (3)
1989–1994 U.S. Cremonese 154 (51)
1994–1996 Club León 54 (17)
1996–1997 Club Atlas 22 (1)
1998 Defensor Sporting Club
National team
1983 Argentina U20 3 (0)
1988–1990 Argentina 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Being part of a title winning side brought him to the attention of Major European clubs, and in 1988 he moved to Italy where he played for S.S. Lazio and then U.S. Cremonese. In 1994, he moved to Mexico to play for Club León and then Club Atlas. Dezotti's final club were Defensor Sporting Club of Uruguay where he retired in 1998.

The most notorious moment of his career came when he was sent off in the 1–0 1990 FIFA World Cup final defeat against West Germany.