Ricardo Altamirano

Ricardo Daniel Altamirano (born 12 December 1965) is a former Argentina international footballer who played as a defender.

Ricardo Altamirano
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Daniel Altamirano
Date of birth (1965-12-12) 12 December 1965 (age 57)
Place of birth Laguna Paiva, Argentina
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1982–1986 Unión de Santa Fe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Unión de Santa Fe 63 (0)
1988–1992 Independiente 102 (0)
1992–1997 River Plate 123 (4)
1997–1998 Unión de Santa Fe 31 (1)
International career
1991–1995 Argentina 27 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15 April 2008

Altamirano signed as a youth player in 1982 at Unión de Santa Fe, he made his breakthrough into the first team in 1986, but left the club shortly after their relegation from the Argentine Primera in 1988.

Altamirano joined Club Atlético Independiente in 1988, he was part of the squad that won the 1988–89 championship.

Altamirano received his first call-up to the Argentina national team in 1991. He played in three Copa Américas, he was part of the winning squad in 1991 and 1993 and part of the team that were eliminated in the Quarter finals by Brazil in 1995. Altamirano also represented Argentina in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1992 won by Argentina.

In 1992 Altamirano joined River Plate where he went on to another six major titles, 4 league titles, the Copa Libertadores 1996 and the Supercopa Sudamericana 1997.



River Plate



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