- Gabriel Calderón
Infobox Football biography
playername = Gabriel Calderón
fullname = Gabriel Humberto Calderón
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1960|2|7
cityofbirth = Rawson
position = Midfielder
years = 1976-1977
clubs = El Porvenir
Real Betis Paris Saint-Germain FC Sion
caps(goals) = 25 (3)
nationalyears = 1982-1990
nationalteam = Argentina
nationalcaps(goals) = 23 (1)
managerclubs = Caen
manageryears = 1997-2000
Calderón played in several teams including Argentine
Racing Club de Avellanedaand Club Atlético Independiente, Spanish Real Betisand 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 Cupin Spainand in the 1990 FIFA World Cupin 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 teamat the end of 2004, and successfully guided the Saudi team to qualification for the Football World Cup 2006in Germanyby 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
On the 9th of April 2007, Calderón signed as the coach of the
Oman national football team.
* [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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