A former Argentine footballer, and now coach, Jose Luis Pavoni has earned laurels with all the teams he has represented. A career that started in 1973, took numerous turns before running out its 15-year long course. Newell’s Old Boys, based out of Rosario, were the first team Jose Pavoni starred in. Winning the metropolitan title in 1974, brought the team their first major title. In 1975, Pavoni made it to the Copa America as part of the Argentine squad which lost out in the first round despite scoring a 11-0 win over Venezuela.
In 1978, after 5 incredible seasons at the club, Pavoni moved to River Plate for four more trophy-laden seasons. The team won the Primera Liga title four times in four seasons. In 1982, Pavoni decided to go to UNAM Pumas and in the same year, he won the 1982 edition of the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup. He came back to Argentina the next year and this time went to Argentinos Juniors, for 5 seasons.
What started off normally, soon turned into a whirlwind of a ride with two league titles, a Copa Libertadores title and a Copa Interamericana title, all in a space of two seasons. Pavoni retired from football in 1988 and has since, held numerous coaching positions. Assistant coach to Ramon Diaz’s 1996 Copa Libertadores winning side, Pavoni has been involved with many youth teams at Argentinos Juniors as well as his first club, Newell’s Old Boys. During the 2007 South American Youth Championships, he took charge of the Under-20 Peruvian side.