Daniel Bertoni


Ricardo Daniel Bertoni (born 14 March 1955) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a right or left winger. In Argentina, he had a successful career at Club Atlético Independiente, where he won three Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup and three Copa Interamericana throphies.

Daniel Bertoni
Bertoni in 2006
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Daniel Bertoni
Date of birth (1955-03-14) 14 March 1955 (age 66)
Place of birth Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 Quilmes 30 (12)
1973–1977 Independiente 179 (80)
1978–1980 Sevilla 57 (24)
1980–1984 Fiorentina 97 (27)
1984–1986 Napoli 53 (14)
1986–1987 Udinese 20 (1)
Total 446 (158)
National team
1974–1982 Argentina 31 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bertoni was also capped for the Argentina national team, where he won the 1978 FIFA World Cup. After his retirement, he worked as manager and sports commentator.

Club career


Bertoni started playing in Argentine's second division for Quilmes in 1972. After one year he was transferred to first division's team Independiente where he played alongside Ricardo Bochini and won one national and several international titles.

Bertoni emigrated in 1978 to Spain to play for Sevilla. He played successfully in the Italian League for many years, mainly for Fiorentina and Napoli.

International career


Bertoni played 31 times for the Argentina national football team between 1974 and 1982.[1] in both the 1978 and the 1982 FIFA World Cups. In the 1978 World Cup on home soil, he scored Argentina's third goal in the final against Netherlands in a 3–1 extra-time win, as Argentina went on to lift the trophy.

Career statistics


Club

Bertoni (#7) with Ricardo Bochini in Independiente, 1974
Bertoni (right) with countryfellows Daniel Passarella and Diego Maradona in 1982
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
1972QuilmesPrimera B31123112
1973IndependientePrimera División358
1974357
19753311
19764221
19773322
197800
Spain League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Europe Total
1978–79SevillaLa Liga25872--3210
1979–80321674--3920
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1980–81FiorentinaSerie A254--
1981–82309
1982–83164
1983–842610
1984–85Napoli2711
1985–86263
1986–87Udinese201
1987–88Avellino00
Total Argentina 20691
Spain 5724146--7130
Italy 17041
Career total 433156

[2]

International

Bertoni (left) with Osvaldo Ardiles and Mario Kempes, 1981
Argentina national team
YearAppsGoals
197410
197500
197641
197777
1978112
197910
198000
198120
198252
Total3112

Honours


Club

Independiente

International

Argentina

Individual

References


  1. rsssf: Argentina record international footballers
  2. Daniel Bertoni at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. Alessia Benelli (22 November 2018). "Astori nella Hall of Fame della Fiorentina" (in Italian). Firenze Today. Retrieved 11 January 2019.