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Ricardo Daniel Bertoni (born 14 March 1955) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a right or left winger. In Argentina, he had a successful career at Club Atlético Independiente, where he won three Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup and three Copa Interamericana trophies. Bertoni was also capped for the Argentina national team, where he scored the 3rd goal for the team in the 1978 FIFA World Cup final. After his retirement, he worked as a manager and sports commentator.

Bertoni started playing in Argentine’s second division for Quilmes in 1972. After one year he was transferred to first division’s team Independiente where he played alongside Ricardo Bochini and won one national and several international titles. Bertoni emigrated in 1978 to Spain to play for Sevilla. He played successfully in the Italian League for many years, mainly for Fiorentina and Napoli.

Bertoni played 31 times for the Argentina national football team between 1974 and 1982.[1] in both the 1978 and the 1982 FIFA World Cups. In the 1978 World Cup on home soil, he scored Argentina’s third goal in the final against Netherlands in a 3–1 extra-time win, as Argentina went on to lift the trophy.


  • Full Name: Ricardo Daniel Bertoni
  • Position: Winger
  • Date of Birth: 14.03.1955
  • Birthplace: Bahia Bianca
  • Nation: Argentina
    • Full Caps: 31
  • Major League Career
    • 1973-77, Indendiente (179/80)
    • 1978-80, Sevilla (57/24)
    • 1981-84, Fiorentina (97/27)
    • 1984-86, Napoli (63/14)
    • 1986-87, Udinese (20/1)
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