Roberto Saporiti

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Roberto Saporiti
Personal information
Full name Roberto Marcos Saporiti
Date of birth (1939-04-11) 11 April 1939 (age 80)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957-1961 Independiente 16 (3)
1962-1963 Lanús
1963-1964 Deportivo Español
1965-1970 Racing Montevideo
1968 Atlético Mineiro
1971 Platense 10 (1)
Teams managed
1977-1979 Talleres de Córdoba
1980 Rosario Central
Argentinos Juniors
1987 Boca Juniors
1988 Talleres de Córdoba
1989-1990 San Lorenzo
1991–1994 Necaxa
1994 León
1995 Talleres de Córdoba
1998 Celaya
1998–1999 Pumas
1999 Tecos
2000 Atlante
2005 Puebla
2006 Talleres de Córdoba

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Roberto Marcos Saporiti (born 11 April 1939 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine footballer currently working as manager of Defensa y Justicia of the Argentine 2nd division. He has managed clubs in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.

Playing career

Saporiti started his professional career with Club Atlético Independiente in 1957. In 1960 he was part of the squad that won the Primera División Argentina championship.

In 1962 he moved down a division to play for Club Atlético Lanús and in 1963 he moved to Deportivo Español where he played alongside Carlos Bilardo.

Saporiti had a spell playing in Uruguay for Racing Club de Montevideo before returning to Argentina in 1971 to play for Club Atlético Platense.

Titles as a player

Season Team Title
1960 Argentina Independiente Primera División Argentina

Managerial career

Saporiti has held managerial positions at a large number of clubs. Most notably he coached Argentinos Juniors to their first ever title in 1984,[1] he has had five spells as manager of Talleres de Córdoba (1977–1979, 1988, 1995, 2006 and 2009) and he coached Loma Negra in the early 1980s, the most successful period in their history. He has also coached Argentine clubs Chacarita Juniors, Rosario Central, San Lorenzo and had a spell as caretaker manager of Boca Juniors. Between 2007 and 2008 he had a second spell as manager of Olimpo de Bahía Blanca.

Saporiti has also coached Junior in Colombia and a number of clubs in Mexico including Veracruz, Atlante, Pumas, Necaxa, Tecos UAG and Puebla.[2]

Managerial titles

Season Team Title
Metropolitano 1984 Argentina Argentinos Juniors Primera División Argentina


  1. RSSSF Coaches of Primera division champions
  2. "Roberto Saporiti - DT" (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Retrieved 8 June 2012. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>