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Ricardo Lunari

Ricardo Lunari Argentine football manager and former player.

Argentine football manager and former player.
Ricardo Lunari
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Intro Argentine football manager and former player.
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From Argentina Venezuela
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 6 February 1970
Age: 50 years
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Ricardo Gabriel Lunari Del Federico (born 6 February 1970) is an Argentine football manager and former player. He is the current manager for Bolivian first division club Blooming.

Playing career

Lunari started his career in 1991 with Newell's Old Boys in Argentina, he was a young member of two championship winning teams before moving to Chile in 1993 to play for Universidad Católica.

In his first season with UC he was part of the team that reached the final of the Copa Libertadores. He then had short spells with Atlas and Puebla in Mexico and Millonarios in Colombia before returning to UC in 1996. In 1997 the club won the National Championship. He scored the last goal in the 3–0 final match against Colo-Colo.

In 1998, he joined Spanish club Salamanca in La Liga, before moving to Portugal to play for Farense.

In 2000 Lunari returned to Argentina to play for Almagro. Towards the end of his career he played for Oriente Petrolero in Bolivia Estudiantes de Mérida in Venezuela and amateur side Guspini in Italy.

Coaching career

After retiring as a player Lunari took his coaching qualifications. He is a level 1 quilified coach in Italy, and obtained his international coaching licence in England. In March 2008, Lunari made his coaching debut with Bolivian first division club Guabirá, but after only five games into the season he resigned from his duties due to poor team performance. He later joined Fernando Gamboa as his assistant coach when he took over Newell's Old Boys in August 2008.



  • Argentine Primera División (2): 1990–1991,
  • Argentine Clausura Tournament (1): Clausura 1992
  • Chilean Primera División (1): 1997
  • Copa Libertadores (1): Runner-up 1992
  • Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano (1): 2001
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