Juan Domingo Rocchia
Rocchia in Ferro Carril Oeste colours
|Full name||Juan Domingo Antonio Rocchia|
|Date of birth||June 13, 1951|
|Place of birth||Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|1973-1983||Ferro Carril Oeste||377||(78)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 28, 2007.
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.
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.
|1978||Ferro Carril Oeste||Primera B Nacional|
|Nacional 1982||Ferro Carril Oeste||Primera División Argentina|
Rocchia was joint manager of Ferro between 1999 and 2000 with Jorge Brandoni.
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