|Intro||Italian writer, journalist and literary editor|
|Is||Editor Writer Journalist Literary editor|
|Birth||2 September 1958, Cirò, Calabria|
Mario Francisco Fortunato (1904 – 10 January 1970) was an Argentine football player and manager. Fortunato won three championships as a player with Boca Juniors and went on to lead the club to four league championships as manager.
Fortunato began playing for Boca Juniors in 1925, he made his debut on 1 September in a 2–0 win against Palermo. He played for the club until 1926. During this time the club won three championships, the league championship of 1926, a Copa Estimulo and a Copa Jockey Club.
In 1927 he joined Huracán where he played until 1929. He returned to Boca and played 3 more games for the club in September and October 1929.
Fortunato retired early due to a knee injury, but continued to play in the Argentine Amateur league with Sportivo Barracas.
Fortunato played 11 games for Argentina, he made his debut in a 2–0 win against Paraguay on 29 November 1925. He was part of the squad for Copa América 1926 where Argentina finished as runners up.
- Argentine Primera División: 1926
- Copa Jockey Club: 1925
- Copa Ibarguren: 1924Played in 1926
- Copa América 1926 at rsssf
Fortunato became manager of Boca Juniors in 1930 at the age of 26. He led the team to four league titles in 1930, 1931, 1934 and 1935. He returned to the club in 1946 and 1956 and amassed 351 games in charge of the club. Of these games he won 226, drew 57 and lost 68.
Fortunato also served as the manager of Ferro Carril Oeste, Racing, Chacarita Juniors, Botafogo of Brazil, Rosario Central and Estudiantes de La Plata. In 1950 he led Club Atlético Lanús to the second division championship.
- Boca Juniors
- Argentine Primera División: 1930, 1931, 1934 and 1935
- Segunda División Argentina: 1950
- Argentine championship winning managers at rsssf
- Ferro Carril Oeste at rsssf
- Argentine 2nd level winning managers at rsssf