He led Argentina to the 2021 The victory of the Copa America and the 2022 World Cup title? GOAL presents Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the Argentine national team.
When in 2021 July 11 Lionel Messi finally won his first major international title with Argentina and lifted the trophy to the delight of the entire nation. But winning the Copa America might just be the beginning. Messi will fight for the World Cup in Qatar on Sunday (16:00).
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni also played an important role in finally realizing his potential. The 44-year-old player-coach is a blank slate, but he has been a professional footballer for more than 20 years.
GOAL introduces the coach of the Argentine national team.
in 2022 world cup: the playing career of Lionel Scaloni
Scaloni started his career as a player at Newell’s Old Boys. The team where a certain Lionel Messi took his first steps in football. Scaloni spent the majority of his career with Spanish side Deportivo La Coruña, making a total of 262 appearances between 1998 and 2006. After working for Racing Santander, Lazio Rome and RCD Mallorca, in 2015 he ended his career at Atalanta Bergamo.
Scaloni also played for the Argentina national team, albeit with only seven appearances, but he did record an appearance in 2006. World Cup in Germany.
in 2022 World Cup: Lionel Scaloni’s coaching career
Scaloni started his coaching career from 2016-2017. season at FC Sevilla under Jorge Sampaoli. in 2017 After Sampaoli was appointed coach of the Argentine national team, Scaloni replaced him and together with Pablo Aimar in 2018. became Sampaoli’s temporary successor after the World Cup in Russia. Scaloni later became the head coach of Argentina and his first major tournament was in 2019. Copa America, where he finished third with the Albiceleste.
in 2021 there was a great triumph in the Copa America tournament, defeating Brazil 1-0 in the final. Now Scaloni wants to win the top international title with Messi and Co.