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Rolando Schiavi (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈlando esˈkjaβi]; born 18 January 1973) is a retired Argentine football defender, most recognized for his time spent playing for Boca Juniors. Schiavi is currently the coach of the reserve team at Boca Juniors .

Rolando Schiavi
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Schiavi in 2014
Personal information
Full name Rolando Carlos Schiavi
Date of birth (1973-01-18) January 18, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Lincoln, Argentina
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Argentino de Rosario 17 (2)
1995–2001 Argentinos Juniors 177 (11)
2001–2005 Boca Juniors 121 (13)
2006 Hércules 33 (1)
2007 Grêmio 11 (0)
2007–2011 Newell's Old Boys 109 (18)
2009Estudiantes LP (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2012 Boca Juniors 67 (5)
2013 Shanghai Shenhua 26 (0)
2014 Club Rivadavia 3 (0)
Total 568 (51)
National team
2009 Argentina 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2013

Club careerEdit

Schiavi started his career in the lower leagues with Argentino de Rosario, before moving to Argentinos Juniors in 1995. Schiavi played for Argentinos for six years, before joining Boca Juniors. He played 186 games for Boca between 2001 and 2005, scoring 22 goals, including 122 league games with 12 goals. During his tenure at Boca, Schiavi won seven major titles and one minor title.

In 2006, Boca transferred Schiavi to Spanish club Hércules CF for €550,000.[1] The Spanish episode was short, as Schiavi returned to South America to join Brazilian club Grêmio in 2007.

During the June–July 2007 transfer window, Schiavi returned to Argentina to sign for Newell's Old Boys. On 2 November 2008, the defender scored the decisive penalty in a 1-0 win over Rosario Central in the Rosario derby.

On 22 June 2009, Newells' Old Boys agreed to loan Schiavi to Estudiantes de La Plata for their upcoming Copa Libertadores matches. Per the agreement, Estudiantes paid Newell's US$100,000 plus insurance and the player's wages. Schiavi played in both legs of the semifinal and of the final to help Estudiantes win the Copa Libertadores title.

International careerEdit

In September 2009, Schiavi was called up for the first time to the Argentina national football team prior to a World Cup qualifier match against Brazil. He made his debut coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Sebastián Domínguez in a 1-0 defeat against Paraguay.



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