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The DT that earned the name of a GBA street and shares a mural with Diego Maradona in La Paternal


Ricardo Trigilli led Estudiantes from Caseros to the First Division in 1977 and was also a key player and coach at Argentinos Juniors.

It is enough to approach or go around the

Ciudad de Caseros Stadium

, located on

Tres de Febrero,

in the west of Greater Buenos Aires, to walk along

Ricardo Trigilli street,

one of those that crosses Urquiza avenue right where the "Pincha" of the suburbs It has its playing field.

Every other weekend, every Estudiantes fan sees the sign with their name on their way to the stands, and

remembers the historic coach who made them live the maximum glory.

Story of a character who also shares a mural with Diego Maradona. 

Trigilli was born on August 24, 1934 and passed away on January 20, 2010.

In Caseros he will be eternal,

and not only because he has a street named after him, but because he is

the technical director who led Pincha to the highest category of Soccer argentine


The remembered Tanto Trigilli, in a photo next to the cover of Clarín that broke the news of the promotion of Pincha de Caseros.

After a great career as a soccer player, Trigilli

hung up his boots shortly after the age of 30,

as was customary at that time, and soon after he was leading Argentinos Juniors.

He took over at a critical moment for El Bicho and saved him from relegation.

A simple-minded coach, an enemy of elaborate approaches, sportswear and sunglasses,

he began to be taken into account by many teams in the country as a coach called urgently to solve problems.

This is how he made his way and gained ground as a coach, until

in 1977 he took over the leadership of Estudiantes de Buenos Aires in Primera B

(at that time, the second category of Argentine soccer).

The sky with your hands: the historic Estudiantes del '77 that reached the highest category of Argentine soccer.

"El Tano", as they called him around the round,

combined technique, youth and experience to build a champion who still pays tribute to him today.

The brothers Guillermo, Luis Ugarte, Cacique Bravo, Negro Tolosa (later transferred to Boca) and Alberto Pafundi were the emblems of the squad.

With that team he made history.

He fought hand in hand for first position with a strong Los Andes and ended up

taking Pincha de Caseros, for the first and so far only time in professionalism, to touch the sky with his hands


He took him nothing more and nothing less than to the First Division.

The well-remembered Tano Trigilli put together teams that played simple: he was an enemy of far-fetched tactical approaches.

Estudiantes became a strong team game by game, losing only five of 36 games.

He finished the first round as the leader and continued like this until the end.

As if that were not enough, they did not lose against Almagro: they won the first clásico 4-2 and in another great match they drew 3-3 in the second round.

The title gave Tano a plate that

forged a great career as a coach, especially hired by teams that wanted to climb the category.

He went through Ferro, Chacarita, Lanús, All Boys, Colón, Deportivo Morón and even Almagro, Estudiantes' classic rival.

But this was not the only feat he obtained in the Pincha de Caseros.

In 1996, he returned to the club and 

added more glory, with promotion from Primera B to B Nacional

achieved after an unforgettable 5-1 rout over José Ingenieros' eternal adversary.

He was promoted by winning the reduced final against Almagro.

One of the many tributes to Ricardo Trigilli that Estudiantes de Buenos Aires regularly publishes on the networks.

For Ricardo it was putting a bow on his career as a coach already at 62 years old.

"I invested a lot of my life in this club.

I achieved two promotions that were very important for this institution, which is like my home.

The year '77 was undoubtedly the most recognized of my entire career as Technical Director", he said on repeated occasions the historic coach Pincha.

The memories are still latent, the historic team came to the cinema in 2017 with "Matadores del 77, la película", and

in addition to the street with its name, the Pincha concentration is also called Ricardo Trigilli. 

Next to a young Maradona 

The Ricardo Trigilli player was

a powerful striker, with great physical potential that commanded respect,

with very good aerial play and a great eye for goals. 

He excelled in one of those teams that are still recited by heart, nicknamed

"El Tifón de Boyacá"

by the 1950s press.

Héctor César Pederzoli (central midfielder) from Buenos Aires and Mario Sciarra (attacker) from Rio Negro were the other emblematic figures

of the remembered team that promoted Bicho to First Division in 1955.

Trigilli in his days as a player and on the mural that he shares with a youthful Diego Maradona and other Argentino Juniors stars.

Trigilli is part of one of the many murals that surround the Diego Armando Maradona stadium,

remembering stars and unforgettable glories of the club as well as a young Diego

who was on his way to being one of the best in the history of sports. 

With a great soccer career, El Tano passed through Velez before emigrating to Chile,

where he was champion in 1961 with the Universidad Católica.

There he played alongside Alberto Jorge Fouillioux, one of the trans-Andean cracks of the 1960s, historical of the national team that qualified third in the 1962 World Cup.

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Source: clarin

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