Alfio Basile – Biography of Alfio Basile

Alfio Ruben Basile He was born on November 1, 1943 in the city of Bahía Blanca in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The reality of the documents shows that his name is Alfred, but the law of that time did not allow foreign names.
Even so, all his family and later the public knows him by the Italian name of his grandfather: Alfio.

At that time, the style of play was much rougher than today, so due to his physical build and bearing, he dedicated himself to playing defense and midfield.

His career began in the Beautiful view of White Bay, but soon after, due to his good ball handling and good performances, he was transferred to Racing Club de Avellaneda.

In this club he played from 1964 to 1970, leaving his audience more than one joy to remember: National League 1996, The Copa Libertadores de América from 1966 and the Intercontinental Cup 1997.

Since his departure from Racing Club in ’70 and until 1975 he played for him Hurricane Athletic Club, with which he got in 1973 the Metropolitan Tournament.

After retiring in the ’75 promptly began his career as a technical director with teams such as Rosario Central, Racing Club de Avellaneda (with whom he won the cup South American Super Cup on 1988), Velez Sarsfield and the Atético de Madrid on Spain.

In the decade of ’90 your participation in the bank of the National selection it was decisive to finalize two glasses America and the 1994 World Cup qualification.

Under his command, players like Caniggia, Maradona, Batistuta, Goycochea or Ruggeri They were able to get their best performance and leave Argentina with 33 consecutive games without a single defeat.

Until 2005 led other teams such as San Lorenzo de Almagro, the America from Mexico and the Union of Santa Fe.

That same year he joined the squad of the Boca Juniors and under his tutelage they shone again Martin Palermo, Guillermo Barros Schelotto Y Marcelo Delgado.

Mouth got the Recopa Sudamericana 2005 soon after and this would not be the only title of the year.

The Opening Tournament 2005 was left in the hands Xeneizes like the South American Cup 2005 versus Pumas of Mexico.

Already in the 2006, Basile achieved the National bicampeonato getting the Closing Tournament, recalling the great succession of the era Bianchi.

Finally, the last trophy of “the coconut” (nickname that has been since childhood) was the Recopa Sudamericana 2006, after which he retired from the first division team to lead the National selection.

Titles Obtained as a Player:

  • National League 1966 (Racing Club de Avellaneda)
  • Copa Libertadores de América 1966 (Racing Club de Avellaneda)
  • Intercontinental Cup 1967 (Racing Club de Avellaneda)
  • Metropolitan Tournament 1973 (Club Atlético Huracán)

Titles Obtained as a Coach:

  • Supercopa Sudamericana 1988 (Racing Club de Avellaneda)
  • Copa América 1991 (Argentina National Team)
  • Copa América 1993 (Argentine National Team)
  • Recopa Sudamericana 2005 (Boca Juniors)
  • 2005 Apertura Tournament (Boca Juniors)
  • Closing Tournament 2006 (Boca Juniors)
  • Recopa Sudamericana 2006 (Boca Juniors)