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Marcelo Antonio Trobbiani is an Argentine football (soccer) coach and a former player.
An attacking midfielder, Trobbiani was one of the promising young stars to rise in Boca Juniors during the early 1970s. As a juvenile, he debuted in 1973 with the national team when Omar Sivori drafted him for the "phantom squad" that had to play Bolivia for a ticket to the 1974 World Cup. Following the exit of Reinaldo Merlo, he wore the national colors—before Boca's then coach Rogelio Dominguez was aware of his existence.
In 1975, Trobbiani shared Boca's midfield with Benitez, Sune and Potente, and was criticized for hogging the ball, to the point that fans called him calesita (merry-go-round). After the 1975 season, Trobbiani was sold to Spain in 1976. Boca used the money to buy many players in the local market, starting a major winning streak with coach Juan Carlos Lorenzo.
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