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Ricardo Enrique Bochini is an Argentine former professional football player. He is nicknamed El Bocha.
Bochini, an attacking midfielder, is one of the most emblematic players in the history of club Independiente. A one club man, in his 20 years of professional football, from 1972 to 1991, Bochini played only for Independiente, and was a member of the club during its most successful era, winning 8 international titles, 4 Argentine championships, and the 1986 World Cup – where, truth be told, he played just a few minutes during the semifinals match against Belgium.
Although he was not a prolific goalscorer, he was one of the best Playmakers of the 1980s, often making assists for teammates to score. Even after he retired, the expression pases bochinescos ("bochinesque passes") refers to precise passes made to a forward to leave him one on one against the goalie, bypassing the opponent's defenders.
He played a total of 740 league matches, scoring 107 goals. He is the all-time record holder for the most matches played for a single club in the Argentine top division.
Fifth division Barracas Bolivar decided to include him to play a few minutes in an official match to be played on February 27th of 2007, 16 years after his retirement, as a recognition to his career [*].
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