Martín Cardetti (born 22 October 1975 in Río Cuarto) is a retired Argentine football striker and currently the manager of Mushuc Runa.

Martín Cardetti
Personal information
Full name Martín Alejandro Cardetti
Date of birth (1975-10-22) 22 October 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Río Cuarto, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Mushuc Runa (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Rosario Central 52 (18)
1997–1998 River Plate 23 (10)
1998–1999 UD Salamanca 24 (5)
1999–2002 River Plate 74 (39)
2002–2003 Paris Saint-Germain FC 21 (7)
2003–2004 Real Valladolid 12 (0)
2005 Racing Club 14 (2)
2006 UNAM Pumas 16 (4)
2006 Gimnasia de La Plata 8 (2)
2007 Deportivo Cali 19 (9)
2007–2008 Colón de Santa Fe 28 (4)
2010 Boston River 10 (1)
Teams managed
2010–2014 Boston River (assistant)
2015–2016 Uruguay de Coronado
2018–2019 San Carlos
2019– Mushuc Runa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played professional club football in Argentina, Spain, France, Mexico, Uruguay and Colombia.

Club careerEdit

Cardetti started his career in 1995 at Rosario Central, he helped the club to claim the 1995 Copa CONMEBOL.

In 1997, he joined River Plate where he played a part in the team that won the Apertura title and the Supercopa Sudamericana in 1997.

In 1998 Cardetti moved to Spain to play for UD Salamanca but it did not work out for him and he returned to River Plate in 1999. He won a further three titles with River Plate before trying his luck in European football for a second time.

Paris Saint-Germain FC signed Cardetti in 2002, but his spell in France only lasted one season. He moved to Real Valladolid in 2003 and back to Argentina to join Racing Club in 2005. Later in 2005 Cardetti played for Mexican UNAM Pumas but he returned to Argentina once again to play for Gimnasia de La Plata.

During the 2007 January transfer window Cardetti joined Deportivo Cali. After a slow season start, Martin has shown all his potential as key player, becoming MVP during last semifinal game, in which Deportivo Cali beat Boyacá Chicó.

After only a few months with Deportivo Cali Cardetti returned to Argentina to play for Colón de Santa Fe.

Managerial careerEdit

Cardetti was named manager of Costa Rican side Uruguay de Coronado in December 2014.[1]

Titles and awardsEdit

Season Club Title
1995 Rosario Central Copa Conmebol
Apertura 1997 River Plate Primera Division Argentina
1997 River Plate Supercopa Sudamericana
Apertura 1999 River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Clausura 2000 River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Apertura 2001 River Plate Primera División Argentina top scorer: 16 goals
Clausura 2002 River Plate Primera Division Argentina


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