Racing Club Roster 2018-19

If you’re new to supporting Racing or just want an English language guide to the men who make up our squad. We’ve got you covered! 

This is a live document that will be updated throughout the season, so be sure to check back and see how your favourite player has been doing. 

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Last updated: January 1st 2019, 22:08 GMT

Goalkeepers

Gabriel Arias

31 Years Old, Goalkeeper, Chilean

Excelled at Defensa y Justicia and has broken into the national team set-up Arias is one of the best stoppers in the league. Old school general of his penalty area, Arias is incredibly quick off the line and makes the extraordinary saves look ordinary. A broken hand in Chile training ended his 2018 early, but Arias is already firmly established as a Racing favourite.

Javier Garcia

31 Years Old, Goalkeeper, Argentine

Deputised plenty in 2018, making him the stopper with the most appearances in a Racing shirt currently at the club. Garcia lacks the presence of Arias and it showed early in his spell in goal during late 2018, but steady performances week in week out coupled with the save of the season against San Martin de San Juan has warmed many a fan to our long pant wearing back up.

Gaston Gomez

22 Years Old, Goalkeeper, Argentine

Gaston “Chila” Gomez broken onto the scene deputising for Musso and Orion during an injury crisis Gomez made his debut in the Copa Sudamericana replacing Musso against Aguilas Doradas. Gomez made a major impact with fans and was the first choice for some to replace Musso permanently. Gomez is currently the first choice for the reserves as the youngster continues to improve his game.

Defenders

Alexis Soto

25 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

After joining from Banfield in July 2017 Soto established himself as the first choice left back under Cocca but has yet to nail down a first team spot in the 2018-19 campaign under Coudet.

Ivan Pillud

32 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

A cult legend at El Cilindro, Pillud has been on the fringes of the squad early in the Coudet/Milito regime but Pillud worked his way back into the plans of the management and has been an important member of the squad on the training pitch and has deputised handily at times in 2018. Chemistry guy who has contributed with mazy dribbles down the right wing. Entering the twilight of a career that took him to Europe as well as Argentina caps.

Rodrigo Schlegel

21 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

Young defender who has featured sparingly, mainly appearing as a substitute and in friendlies. One for the future.

Leonardo Sigali

31 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

Sigali joined Racing in January 2018, leaving Dinamo Zagreb as a legend. Sigali has cemented his place as one of the first names on the sheet as has impressed at centre back alongside whoever has played with him.

Alejandro Donatti

32 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

Donatti has had injury trouble and Racing has missed his dead ball distribution during this time. A no-nonsense defender with excellent positional awareness, Donatti is a crucial member of the Racing squad.

Eugenio Mena

30 Years Old, Defender, Chilean

Mena has firmly established himself as the first choice left-back following his signing from Brazil in August 2018. Mena supplanted Soto at left back and is a marked improvement at the position both attacking and defending the position.

Renzo Saravi

25 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

Saravia is one of the young Racing players to break into the Argentine national side as has been the long-term successor to Pillud at Right back. Saravia is a key member of Coudet’s team as he likes to break forward and overlap on the flank.

Lucas Orban

29 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

Lucas Orban’s early Racing career was plagued by injury but since getting to full fitness Orban has become an important part of Coudet’s plans. Orban is better suited at centre-back but has worked well at both full and centre-back working tirelessly to meet whatever role is demanded by Coudet.

Midfielders

Matias Zaracho

20 Years Old, Midfielder, Argentine

Zaracho made his Racing debut in December 2016 and has been a major part of the coaches’ plans whoever has been in charge. An exciting attacking force, Zaracho is fearless driving with the ball and is on the fringes of the Argentine national team set up. Zaracho has been on the of the stars of the 2018-19 season for Racing and will be in high demand in the winter transfer window of July 2019.

Mauricio Martinez

25 Years Old, Midfielder, Argentine

Martinez is well thought of and well known to Coudet having played for him at Central. A major knee injury whilst he signed has prevented Martinez appearing for Racing yet, but he comes with a reputation as a very good central midfielder.

Rodrigo Amaral

21 Years Old, Midfielder. Uruguayan,

Young midfielder yet to make his debut for the first team.

Julian Lopez

18 Years Old, Midfielder, Argentine

Very highly thought of young midfielder with a degree of versatility. Made his Racing debut in the dying minutes at home to Boca Juniors and has featured from the bench twice since. Made a splash for the reserves and the youth sides on his way to the main squad.

Neri Cardozo

32 Years Old, Defender, Argentine

Neri Cardozo was initially a first choice midfielder at Racing but has since found himself as a versatile option off the bench, featuring on the flank and in the middle.

Fabricio Dominguez

20 Years Old, Midfielder, Uruguay

Young attacking midfielder, yet to make his debut, lots of promise.

Ricardo Centurion

25 Years Old, Midfielder, Argentine

Centurion scored the famous goal against Godoy Cruz to secure the title back in 2014 and soon left for a spell in Brazil. Centu returned at the start of 2018 after leaving his favourite club Boca Juniors and some Racing fans were sceptical. 2018 has had some ups and downs for the gifted winger but ultimately Centurion has grown as a player under Coudet and was on the verge of a World Cup call-up for Argentina. Attitude concerns remain, but he has accepted his role and is playing for the team as we look to secure title 18.

Augusto Solari

26 Years Old, Midfielder, Argentine

Solari has been a regular in the Racing side since his signing from Estudiantes in 2017. As Solari’s game develops he is becoming a bigger part of the attack at El Cilindro and he has contributed 3 goals so far this campaign.

Marcelo Diaz

32 Years Old, Midfielder, Chilean

Diaz has been a rock in the middle for Racing, a position that has been shaky since the departure of Aued and lacking a solid defensive presence since the injuries to Vidella (we’re talking about years here). Diaz has been hampered at times with injury but has been a calming influence on the squad and Racing are better for him being on the field. Would almost certainly captain the team in the absence of Licha. Chelo Diaz has been capped 40 times by Chile.

Nery Dominguez

28 Years Old, Midfielder, Argentine

Dominguez was initially the first choice in the center of midfield before the signing of Diaz. Dominguez has been forced to fill in around the Chilean but has been an essential player as Racing ended 2018 on top of the table.

Guillermo Fernandez

27 Years Old, Midfielder, Argentine

Guillermo “Pol” Fernandez has been a revelation since joining Racing to replace Pulpito Gonzalez. Fernandez has a mean strike on him and can deliver the dead ball better than most of the squad. His defensive shortcomings are made up with his work rate and willingness to support attacks. He was an excellent signing by Milito.

Attackers

Lisandro Lopez

35 Years Old, Striker, Argentine

Licha Lopez broke into the Racing first team as a youngster before moving to play in Europe and Brazil before returning in 2016. Lopez recently broke the record for most goals in the “modern era” and if he wasn’t already a Racing legend he secured that legacy with the incredible overhead kick to secure a draw away to Independiente in his first Classico back at Racing. Licha is having a career year, rolling back the clock, ending 2018 at top of the table and the scoring charts and has been Racing’s best player this season.

Brian Mansilla

21 Years Old, Striker, Argentine

Mansilla made his debut for Racing in 2015 but has failed to secure a regular starting spot. The young forward has been linked with a loan move away from Avellaneda and has looked leggy and overwhelmed when he has featured this season. A player with promise and time on his side, but needs something to click in to place for him to make the next step.

Martin Ojeda

20 Years Old, Striker, Argentine

Ojeda joined from second division Ferro in July 2017 and has featured sparingly, playing more in the reserves. At 20 Ojeda’s best years are to come. Highly thought of.

Gustavo Bou

28 Years Old, Striker, Argentine

Gustavo Bou won the title back in 2014 and went on to shine alongside Milito and Licha before moving to Tijuana in Mexico. In his second spell at the club he broke out at, Bou has struggled for minutes under Coudet despite appearing to give his all during matches and contributing with goals and assists. Bou is an all-action forward, who can play all across the front line, can finish or create. Many Racing fans will be hoping Bou can show Coudet in training what we all know he is capable of and force himself back into his plans.

Pablo Cuadra

23 Years Old, Striker, Argentine

Cuadra is a back up/reserve player who has had a good return of 5 goals in 42 games since his debut in 2017. Cuadra has not featured heavily this season but has scored one goal to help Racing sit atop the table.

Jonatan Cristaldo

29 Years Old, Striker, Argentine

Jonatan “Churry” Cristaldo has been the first name on the teamsheet for Coudet since signing him from Velez in June. Cristaldo is a high energy forward, who manages to get into great positions but has been badly let down by his finishing multiple times to the frustration of Racing fans. Cristaldo has popped up with some timely goals including some game winners, and we all hope he is able to find his scoring rhythm to complement his otherwise stellar all-around play.

Coaches

Eduardo Coudet

44 Years Old, Head Coach, ArgentineEduardo “Chacho” Coudet is the no-nonsense man at the helm. Having had a successful playing career Racing are Coudet’s third and by far biggest club. Taking charge in January 2018 after a spell in Mexico, Coudet has brought an immediate impact to the way Racing play. Coudet has taken criticism for his use of substitutions during games, but otherwise he has impressed the Racing faithful.

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