Jose Maria Minella
Jose Maria Minella (born in 1909 in Mar del Plata) is a former Argentine footballer and manager. He played for and managed the Argentina national team.
Minella started playing at local club Independiente de Mar del Plata. In 1928 he was signed by Gimnasia La Plata who won the Argentine championship in 1929. In 1933 he played in the team nicknamed El Expreso (The express) that nearly won the championship, the first of many such disappointments for Gimnasia.
Minella made his international debut in 1933, he played three times in the Copa America, in 1935, 1937 and 1941. Argentina won the 1937 and 1941 editions. He played a total of 24 games for his country netting one goal.
Sporting Heroes of Mar del Plata
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