Gustavo López joins first team coaching staff

The Argentine becomes a new member of Diego Pablo Simeone's coaching staff.

Gustavo López is a new member of Diego Pablo Simeone's first team coaching staff. The Argentinian, who has worked as a sports commentator in the media for the past 12 years, enjoyed a long career in professional football as a player during 17 seasons.

His long career began in the Argentinian championship with Independiente, where he remained between 1991 and 1995 and where he won the first titles of his career: the 1994 Clausura, two South American Super Cups in 1994 and 1995, and the 1995 South American Cup Winner's Cup.

In the 1995/96 season he landed in Spanish football to join Real Zaragoza, a club where he played until the 1998/99 season and in which he played 121 matches, scoring 16 goals.

His next stop, the longest in our football, was Balaídos. Gustavo López arrived in 1999/00 to Celta de Vigo, defending the shirt for 8 seasons in which he played 295 matches, scoring 30 goals, and in which he won an Intertoto Cup (2000/01).

Gustavo López was also proud to wear the shirt of the Argentinian national team from 1994 to 2003. With the national team he played in the 2002 World Cup, participated in two editions of the Copa America, 1997 and 1999, and was part of the Olympic team that won the silver medal at the Atlanta 96 Olympic Games.