Birth date 17 May 1952 (66 years)
Nationality Argentina Argentina
Team history
Argentinos Juniors 1984 - 1988
Independiente 1980 - 1983
Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro 1971 - 1979

A retired Argentine footballer and a former World Cup winner, Jorge Mario Olguin is one of the more famous players to emerge from the country. Considered by many to be one of the best right-backs to play for Argentina, Jorge was part of 6 league winning teams, a Copa Libertadores triumph and of course, the coveted 1978 World Cup title as well.

Jorge was a man of few clubs, and began his career at San Lorenzo in 1971. In his 8 years at the club, Jorge turned out on 240-odd occasions, winning three league titles in the form of the 1972 Metropolitana title, the 1972 Nacional title and the 1974 Nacional title.

In 1978, Olguin raised his value immensely after being included in the Argentine World Cup squad for the tournament at home. His role was incredible and ensured that Argentina went on to win their first ever World Cup title. Independiente made a beeline for his signature as soon as the World Cup ended and in his three seasons at the club, Olguin was fighting for his place, in the first team, with Pedro Monzon.

During the 1982 World Cup, Jorge was called back into the squad to help defend the title but in a terrible performance, Argentina were out in the second round itself. His trophy run didn’t end as he did win another league title with Independiente, before moving to Argentinos Juniors. From 1984 to 1988, Jorge played for the club, winning two more league titles, a Copa Libertadores title and a Copa Interamericana title before retiring in 1988.

In all, Jorge played almost 530 games at the Primera Division in Argentina, for all three clubs together, and scored about 53 goals while he won 60 national team caps, dominating his position for most of those games.