Gerardo Martino

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Gerardo Daniel ‘Tata’ Martino is an Argentine former professional footballer and current manager who plies his trade for the Mexico national team. Mostly, Gerardo Martino played for Newell’s Old Boys in his native Rosario. Likewise, Gerardo holds the record of appearances with the team playing a total of 505 matches in all official competitions.

Early life

Gerardo Martino was born on 20th November 1962 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. As of now, he is 59 years old and his birth sign is Scorpio. Likewise, he belongs to the Argentine nationality and is of Italian descent. Similarly, his mother’s name is Mabel Capiglioni while his father’s name is unknown.

And his grandparents are from Ripacandida, Basilicata. Mostly he spent his childhood playing football and tennis with his friends.

Talking about his academic qualifications, Gerardo Martino studied at a local school in Argentina. Likewise, he has not revealed much more than this about his academics.

Career

Gerardo Martino started his career in 1972 with Newell’s Old Boys. As he featured in the Newell’s Old Boys senior team, Martino posted 35 goals in 392 appearances. Till 1995, he played with the Newell’s and then moved to play for O’Higgins and Barcelona SC. Likewise, in the under-20 team, he played in the Argentina National Football team as a senior.

In 1998, he started his managing career for Brown de Arrecifes. He made one appearance for the Argentine senior national football team and two appearances for the Argentine U-20 team. Gerardo was selected by a fan’s poll as Newell’s best player throughout the club’s history. In February 2007, Gerardo became head coach of the Paraguayan national football team, replacing Uruguayan Anibal Ruiz.

Likewise, in 2008, this personality was linked to the vacant managerial position of Iran Pro League side Steel Azin but it was canceled due to personal reasons.

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Caption: An Argentine former professional footballer, Gerardo Martino (Source: playersbio.com)

Similarly, on 5th July 2010, he announced that he would be stepping down as Paraguay coach on their return from the 2010 FIFA World Cup where he led Paraguay to the quarter-finals. At the start of the 2013-2014 season, he chose to replace Tito Vilanova as manager of FC Barcelona, but he announced his registration on 17th May 2014.  Barcelona. In the year 2015, he led Argentina to the Copa America Final and his team also finished as runners-up.

More Career

Then in 2018, get announced that he would renew this contract with Atlanta United following the conclusion of the 2018 MLS season, citing personal reasons. On 7th January 2019, this personality became the head coach of the Mexico national football team in his return to international management. Moreover, on 22nd March 2019, he won his first match with Mexico with a 3-1 win over the Chilean national team.

Achievements and Net worth

He has coached 46 matches for the Mexican team and has won 33 of the games. Likewise, he has drawn 6 games, lost 7 games, and has a win percentage of 71.74%. Also, he holds a record for playing in 505 matches for Newell’s Old Boys and was selected as Newell’s best player of all time. Moreover, in the year 2007, he became South American Coach of the Year.

Gerardo Martino has earned and collected a huge sum of money in his career. Talking about his net worth, Martino has an estimated net worth of around $25 million. Whereas, The annual salary of this personality is $7 million.

Personal life

Gerardo Martino married Maria Alejandra Martino who is an English teacher. They met in their hometown, Rosar, as both of them are from the same town. Similarly, the couple have two daughters and one son, Gerardo Andres Martino Jr., Maria Celeste Martino, and Maria Noel Martino.

Body measurement and Social media

An Argentine former professional footballer stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 m and weighs around 78 kg or 172 lbs. Likewise, he has dark brown hair and brown-colored eyes.

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Caption: Gerardo Martino at the Spanish match between FC Barcelona and Malaga CF (Source: www.dreamstime.com)

When it comes to social media, his Instagram account @tatamartino has more than 500 followers. While his Twitter account @EI_TataMartion has more than 900 followers.