Helenio Herrera Gavilán (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈlenjo eˈreɾa ɣaβiˈlan]; 10 April 1910 – 9 November 1997) was an Argentine, naturalized French, football player and manager. He is best remembered for his success with the Inter Milan team known as Grande Inter in the 1960s.
Herrera with Inter Milan during the 1973–74 season
|Full name||Helenio Herrera Gavilán|
|Date of birth||10 April 1910|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Date of death||9 November 1997 87)(aged|
|Place of death||Venice, Italy|
|1940–1942||Red Star Olympique|
|1953||Deportivo de La Coruña|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
During his managerial career, Herrera won four La Liga titles in Spain (with Atlético Madrid and Barcelona) and three Serie A titles in Italy with Inter. He also guided Inter to European glory, winning two consecutive European Cups, among several other honours. He is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time.
Herrera was arguably the first manager to collect credit for his teams' performances, in the process becoming a superstar in the world of football. Up to that time, managers were more marginal figures in a team. All teams throughout Europe were known for their headline-grabbing individual players, e.g. Di Stéfano's Real Madrid, whereas Inter during the 1960s is still referred to as Herrera's Inter.