Hugo Oscar Coscia (born 12 October 1952) is a retired football striker who played for several clubs in the Argentine Primera División and the Argentina national football team.

Hugo Coscia
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Personal information
Full name Hugo Oscar Coscia
Date of birth (1952-10-12) 12 October 1952 (age 67)
Place of birth Chacabuco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 Estudiantes de La Plata
1974–1975 Colón
1975–1977 Potosino 35 (9)
1977–1978 River Plate
1979 San Lorenzo
1980 Boca Juniors
1981 Rosario Central
National team
1975–1979 Argentina 9 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Chacabuco, Buenos Aires, Coscia began playing professional football with Estudiantes de La Plata in the Primera División. Next, he passed through Colón de Santa Fe.[1]

In 1975, Coscia moved abroad to play for Mexican Primera División side Atlético Potosino for two seasons.[2] When his contract expired, Coscia returned to Argentina to play for Club Atlético River Plate. In 1979, Coscia joined San Lorenzo de Almagro and would play in the club's final match at Estadio Gasómetro, a 0-0 draw with Club Atlético Boca Juniors where Coscia had a penalty kick saved by Hugo Gatti.[3] The following season, he joined Boca Juniors, making Coscia one of a select few players to appear for rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors.[4]

Coscia made several appearances for the Argentina national football team and participated in the 1979 Copa América.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hugo Coscia" (in Spanish). Revista El Grafico. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Julio Morales "El Pestañas" un ex futbolista triunfador" [Julio Morales "The Tabs" is former champion footballer] (in Spanish). El Sol de San Luis. 12 February 2009.
  3. ^ Uzquiz, Pedro (2 December 1999). "Aquel templo del fútbol en Boedo" [That temple of football in Boedo] (in Spanish). Clarin.
  4. ^ "Boca vs River (la previa)" [Boca vs River (the past)] (in Spanish). Taringa. 21 March 2010.
  5. ^ Tabeira, Martín (15 July 2011). "Copa América 1979". RSSSF.

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