Mario Zanabria

Mario Nicasio Zanabria (born 1 October 1948 in Santa Fe) is an Argentine former football player, who played as a midfielder, and the current coach of Real España.[1]

Mario Zanabria
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Mario Zanabria with Newell's Old Boys c. 1974
Personal information
Full name Mario Nicasio Zanabria
Date of birth (1948-10-01) 1 October 1948 (age 73)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Unión de Santa Fe 40 (5)
1970–1975 Newell's Old Boys 253 (56)
1976–1980 Boca Juniors 129 (11)
1981 Argentinos Juniors 25 (1)
1982 Boca Juniors 26 (4)
1983 Huracán 24 (1)
National team
Argentina 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 September 2007

Club careerEdit

A playmaker, Zanabria made his début in the first division in 1967 with Unión de Santa Fe, where he played until 1969. From 1970 to 1975 he excelled with Newell's Old Boys, winning the Metropolitano in 1974. He then moved to Boca Juniors, where he would play until 1980, and then again in 1982, winning the 1976 Nacional and Metropolitano, the 1977 and 1978 Copa Libertadores de América and 1978 Intercontinental Cup under coach Toto Lorenzo. Wearing the #10 jersey, he played a total of 179 matches in all competitions with Boca, scoring 16 goals. In 1981, he played for Argentinos Juniors, and for Huracán in 1983 before retiring.

Managerial careerEdit

After retirement he coached several teams, including Boca Juniors (1986), Club Atlas (1992-1993), Newell's Old Boys (1997), Unión de Santa Fe (1998), Lanús (1999), Talleres de Córdoba (2001), Querétaro F.C. (2002) and Vélez Sársfield (2004) and Real España (2008 and 2010).[2]


  1. ^ "Voy a ponerlos en alto" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2007-12-05. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  2. ^ "Zanabria y Tosello, experiencia contra juventud" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17.

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