Carlos Bianchi, Viceroy of world football

Carlos Bianchi, Viceroy of world football

For many will only be one of those coaches who thinks he knows everything. One of those Argentines who knows very well sell the bike. Younger even they say that this man has done in life, Will there ever played this grumpy and sesentón that every time a European team coached went out the back door?. We speak as some intuit of Carlos Bianchi, and talk about it is referring to an institution not only football albiceleste, but worldwide.

Because Bianchi has been able to develop a dual role of player-coach and although the first and seem distant, perhaps it was even brighter than his coaching career, in which however, It has the honor of being the most times has raised a Copa Libertadores, with a total of 4. Born in 1949 and natural Velez, that city led him to Victor Hugo Morales Viceroy its nickname in honor of Liniers viceroy that two centuries ago administering the Argentine territory at the service of the Spanish Crown.

Nicknames history and outside, Bianchi was an extraordinary center forward goal and full of talent that aroused admiration wherever he played, especially in its Velez Sarsfield and the Stade de Reims. In the first born footballing team and played his first six years as a professional. Seasons full of successes that helped him to win the National of 68 and two titles of top scorer in the league. A letter of presentation wonderful dressing and plays full of race and cold-blooded, its two main qualities, and he was allowed to emigrate to France, first historic Stade de Reims, where he spent his first four seasons in Europe and then to PSG, where it would be another two before returning to Velez in summer 1980.

Maradona and Biachi agreed as professionals and then as a coach and player.
Maradona and Biachi agreed as professionals and then as a coach and player.

An outlet to the Gallic country would serve him to reach internationality (11 parties and 7 goals) and beat records scorers in France. He managed to finish in five of his first six seasons as top scorer in Ligue 1 and accumulate in your stay French 179 goals in just over 300 matches. impressive background that helped him to be one of the top ten scorers in Ligue always 1 and to leave an indelible mark mainly in the Stade de Reims.

Footprint of course moved to Velez, where his nostrils allowed him to be the top scorer in the club's history (206 many) and leave a curious record that attributes him the Argentine footballer goalscorer in the history of tournaments World First Division scoring 385 goals (206 in Argentina, 179 in France), beating Di Stéfano (377 goals), Proseminar (363 goals) and Labruna (296 goals).

Viceroy had a keen eye for goal and a lot of race.
Viceroy had a keen eye for goal and a lot of race.

Spectacular numbers perhaps his coaching career have eclipsed. Because if as a player Bianchi marked a before and after coaching even improved the already successful career. Despite starting at the Stade de Reims (where he retired in 1984) and pass through the main galos sets, in 1993 ficharía by Velez and his home was always going to give him his great reward. Two Clausura and Apertura and especially, Libertadores hard-won Milan opened the door of glory and also of Boca Juniors, the rival who saw his debut as a player and the team he returned to three Libertadores more to crown as the most successful South American coach at club level.

Twice elected best coach in the world by the IFFHS, only two small moles. It never caught on as a coach in Europe (neither Rome nor Athletic) and he never went to Argentina. maybe, his dream, perhaps the perfect epilogue to a dream career. Something calling itself “Carlitos Viceroy”.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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