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Americo Gallego

Americo Ruben "El Tolo" Gallego (born 25 April 1955) is an Argentine football coach and former player, he played 73 times for the Argentina national team during his playing career and currently works as the coach of Independiente.

As a player, Gallego debuted in the Argentine league in 1974 as a midfielder for Newell's Old Boys. After a rookie season in which he saw little action, he quickly made a name for himself and was given a starting spot and regular playing time during the 1975 season. After being part of the Argentine national team that won the 1978 FIFA World Cup, Gallego stayed on at Newell's for three more years before being transferred to one of the two biggest teams in his country: River Plate.

It was there where Gallego would finish out his career, playing for the "Millonarios" for seven years before retiring at the conclusion of the 1987/88 season, but not before enjoying a league championship, one Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup and two Copa Interamericanas. El Tolo finished his career with 440 games in the Argentine league and 35 goals in a total of 14 years.

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