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Oscar Miguel Cacho Malbernat Candela (2 February 1944 – 9 August 2019) was an Argentine footballer, who was the captain of Estudiantes de La Plata between 1967 and 1972, when the team won a local championship in 1967, three consecutive Copa Libertadores titles (1968 to 1970) and one Intercontinental Cup (1968), where he marked Manchester United's George Best.[1]

Oscar Malbernat
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Personal information
Full name Oscar Miguel Malbernat Candela
Date of birth (1944-02-02)2 February 1944
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Date of death 9 August 2019(2019-08-09) (aged 75)
Place of death La Plata, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1972 Estudiantes LP 233 (?)
1972 Boca Juniors 18 (0)
1973 Racing Club ? (?)
National team
1966–1970 Argentina ? (?)
Teams managed
1984 Cerro Porteño
1985 Nacional
1986–1988 Estudiantes
1989 Deportivo Quito
1990 Barcelona SC
1991 El Nacional
1992 LDU Quito
1993 Guaraní
1994 Deportivo Quito
1995–1996 Provincial Osorno
1997–1999 Audax Italiano
2000–2001 Cobreloa
2002–2003 Estudiantes LP
2004 Universitario
2005 U. San Martín
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2007

Before his retirement, he played for Boca Juniors in 1972 and Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1973.

After his career Malbernat would become a manager at various clubs all over South America including his former club Estudiantes on two occasions and other clubs in Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile and Peru. Most recently, Malbernat worked as manager of the youth divisions in Estudiantes.

Titles as a playerEdit


  1. ^ "Oscar Malbernat". Retrieved 2011-12-17.

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