Ricardo Bochini is a former professional football player from Argentina. He played for Independiente and Barracas Boliver. He also played on the Argentina National Football Team from 1973 to 1986. In his last year with the team, he helped them win the 1986 World Cup.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Ricardo Enrique Bochini was born in Zárate, Argentina on January 25, 1954. He stands 168 cm tall. After his playing career for Independiente, he was tapped to be a football advisor for the team.

Bochini started his youth career playing for his local team Belgrano de Zárate. In 1971, he signed with the Independiente youth system.

Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.68 m /
Born 25 Jan 1954
Nationality Argentina Argentina
Team History
Club Atletico Independiente Independiente 1972 - 1991

Professional Career

He turned pro in 1972 and began playing for Independiente through to 1991. In total, he appeared for the team 634 times, scoring 97 goals.

Concurrent to his professional career, he also played for Brazil and in 1986, they won the FIFA World Cup. In 1983, he was named the Footballer of the Year of Argentina. In 2022, he received the One Club Award.

Career Highlights:



  • Argentine Primera División -Nacional 1977, Nacional 1978,Metropolitano 1983, 1988–89
  • Copa Libertadores - 1973, 1974,1975, 1984
  • Copa Interamericana - 1972, 1974,1975
  • Intercontinental Cup - 1973, 1984


  • FIFA World Cup - 1986


  • Footballer of the Year of Argentina
    • 1983
  • South American Player of the Year -Bronze award 1983
  • South American Team of the Year -1989
  • One Club Award - 2022

Team History:

National Career

  • 1973–1986 - Argentina

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