Gabriel Calderón

Gabriel Calderón

Infobox Football biography
playername = Gabriel Calderón


fullname = Gabriel Humberto Calderón
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1960|2|7
cityofbirth = Rawson
countryofbirth = Argentina
height =
currentclub =
position = Midfielder
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1976-1977
1977-1978
1978
1979-1981
1981-1983
1983-1987
1987-1990
1990-1992
1992-1993
1993-1994
clubs = El Porvenir
Racing Club
Lanús
Racing Club
Independiente
Real Betis
Paris Saint-Germain
FC Sion
Caen
Lausanne Sports
caps(goals) = 25 (3)
28 (3)
24 (0)
85 (13)
74 (15)
131 (38)
102 (11)
47 (17)
36 (2)
31 (5)
nationalyears = 1982-1990
nationalteam = Argentina
nationalcaps(goals) = 23 (1)
managerclubs = Caen
Lausanne Sports
Saudi Arabia
Oman
Al-Ittihad
manageryears = 1997-2000
2002-2003
2004-2005
2007-2008
2008-

Gabriel Humberto Calderón (born February 7, 1960 in Rawson, Chubut Province) is a former Argentine football midfielder and striker.

Calderón played in several teams including Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda and Club Atlético Independiente, Spanish Real Betis and French Paris Saint-Germain. He was part of the Argentina Under-20 team that won the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship, and also played in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain and in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.

After his retirement and a short period working as TV commentator, Calderón moved to coaching. He coached former teams of Caen (1997~2000) and Lausanne (2002~2003).

Calderón then took over as the coach for the Saudi Arabia national football team at the end of 2004, and successfully guided the Saudi team to qualification for the Football World Cup 2006 in Germany by beating Uzbekistan 3-0 in Riyadh. Calderón said "Qualifying to the World Cup is the dream of every coach and I'm more than satisfied with our campaign in the qualifiers." "I'm very happy with the qualification since that was the goal I was aiming at when I first arrived in the Kingdom," he added.

However, in December 2005, Calderón was fired by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation as they were dissatisfied by the team's poor showing in the West Asian Games, and was replaced by Marcos Paqueta.

On the 9th of April 2007, Calderón signed as the coach of the Oman national football team.

External links

* [http://www.worldcup-history.com/index.php?siden=spiller&spilleren=gabrcald World Cup history]
* [http://futbolfactory.futbolweb.net/index.php?ff=historicos&f2=00001&idjugador=895 Biography and Statistics (Spanish)]


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