Juan Domingo Rocchia

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Juan Domingo Rocchia
Rocchia in Ferro Carril Oeste colours
Personal information
Full name Juan Domingo Antonio Rocchia
Date of birth (1951-06-13)June 13, 1951
Place of birth Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970-1972 Racing Club 52 (23)
1973-1983 Ferro Carril Oeste 377 (78)
National team
1975 Argentina ? (?)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 28, 2007.

† Appearances (goals)

Juan Domingo Rocchia is a retired professional footballer. He played for Racing Club and Ferro Carril Oeste in the Argentine Primera.

He played in central defence and he formed a famous partnership with Héctor Cúper in his time at Ferro Carril Oeste. He played 377 games for Ferro, putting him 6th on their all time appearances list.

His nickname was Burro (Donkey), he was a famously combative player and a great header of the ball. He was also very good at taking free kicks and he scored 78 goals in his career (very impressive for a defender). He is Ferro Carril Oeste's 4th highest goalscorer of all time.

Roccia played for the Argentina national football team in 1975 under the managership of César Luis Menotti.[1]

In 1982 he was an integral part of the Ferro Carril Oeste team that became only the second team after San Lorenzo to win the Primera without losing a single game.

In 1981 he helped goalkeeper Carlos Barisio set an Argentine record of 1,075 minutes without conceding a goal.


Season Club Title
1978 Argentina Ferro Carril Oeste Primera B Nacional
Nacional 1982 Argentina Ferro Carril Oeste Primera División Argentina

Coaching career

Rocchia was joint manager of Ferro between 1999 and 2000 with Jorge Brandoni.