José Antonio Chamot (born 17 May 1969) is a retired Argentine footballer and current manager who played as a full-back, mainly on the left flank but occasionally also on the right and, very rarely, as a centre-back. He is currently the manager of Club Libertad.
|Full name||José Antonio Chamot|
|Date of birth||17 May 1969|
|Place of birth||Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2009–2010||Rosario Central (assistant)|
|2011–2012||River Plate (assistant)|
|2017–2019||Rosario Central B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Concepción del Uruguay, Chamot began his career with Rosario Central in his native Argentina, and then moved to Italy, where he played for Pisa (1991–93), Foggia (1993–94) and Lazio (1994–98). His spell at Lazio cemented him as one of the top full-backs in the Serie A; during his last season with the Roman club, he won the 1997–98 Coppa Italia. While playing for Lazio, he deliberately shook referee Pierluigi Collina's hand too firmly post match, and earned a one-game ban for dissent.
Chamot then moved to Spain, where he spent one and a half seasons with Atlético Madrid, before returning to Italy (in the January 2000 transfer window) in order to join giants A.C. Milan, for whom he played until 2003, winning the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League and the 2002–03 Coppa Italia. He left Milan during the summer of 2003 (by that time he had lost his place in the starting eleven) and signed for Spanish side Leganés. After an injury-plagued season there, Chamot returned to Argentina to spend the final years of his career (2004–06) with Rosario Central, the club where he had started as a professional footballer; again, however, he was troubled by injuries, and announced his retirement at the end of 2006.
Chamot earned 43 caps for Argentina over the course of 9 years (1993–2002), and played in three FIFA World Cups (1994, 1998 and 2002). He was Argentina's starting left-back during both the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, and also played one match in 2002 against Sweden, where he was employed as right-back.
From July 2009 to March 2010, Chamot was the assistant manager of Rosario Central. In June 2011, be was appointed as assistant manager under Matías Almeyda at River Plate. The left in November 2012 after 18 months.
At the end of December 2015, he was appointed as coordinator for the youth sector of Rosario Central. One year later it was reported, that Chamot couldn't agree with the club on a new contract, and decided to leave his position. He returned to the club on 19 December 2017, where he was appointed as manager for the reserve team of Rosario. He held the position until 7 March 2019, where he was appointed as manager of Club Libertad.
- Simon Evans (17 June 2005). "Ref Collina set to call it a day". Retrieved 14 November 2012.
- Profile at Footballdatabase, footballdatabase.eu
- "Esta victoria da mucho aire para seguir", dijo José Chamot, laprensa.com.ar, 6 October 2011
- River coach Almeyda quits citing lack of support, reuters.com, 29 November 2012
- Rosario Central: José Antonio Chamot flamante coordinador de las inferiores, cunadelanoticia.com, 29 December 2015
- Chamot no arregló su continuidad y dejó las juveniles de Central, conclusion.com.ar, 29 December 2016
- José Chamot será el DT de la Reserva de Central, tycsports.com, 19 December 2017
- Chamot, el nuevo entrenador de Libertad, versus.com.py, 7 March 2019