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Don Ángel Tulio Zof, a hero of Rosario Central, dies

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Don Ángel Tulio Zof, a hero of Rosario Central, dies

 

Just on the day Rosario Central was contesting the final of the Copa Argentina against Huracan (and is also the day that Roberto Fontanarrosa had turned 70), the people say goodbye to the coach with the most wins: Don Angel Tulio Zof died this afternoon at 86 years of age.

In 2005 he had been appointed illustrious citizen of Rosario, the city where he was born in 1928.  As a player, he debuted with Central on October 12, 1950 in a classic against Newell's and played there until 1956, when he was transferred to Huracan. He lasted a year and went on to Quilmes. Then, football took him to Mexico, Canada and the United States.

As a coach he had a long career: he started at Newell's in 1965 and finished at Central in the 2005/2006 season. In the between he went through Los Andes, Atlanta, Athletic Ledesma, La Plata and San Martín de Tucumán. But Don Angel, undoubtedly, is an emblem of Rosario Central.

He had nine seasons with Rosario Central. He is the coach with the most wins in the history of the club: won the National in the 1980 Championship and First Division in 1985/86 and the 1995’s Copa CONMEBOL.

 

Text and photo: clarin.com