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- Besides Maradona, Trobbiani was probably the most gifted player in the 1981 Boca team, unfortunately he didn't play much, stuck down by an hepatitis most of the season. As a player, he had it all: Amazing technique, close ball control, great dribbling skills and speed, but sometimes he could not stand the pressure and was criticized for hogging the ball, to the point that fans called him 'calesita' (merry-go-round)*. He mainly played as an unusual N°5 who not only directed the game from behind but also used his speed and dribbling abilities to run forward everytime he could looking for the unmarked teammate or some goal scoring opportunities. In 1982, he was sold to Estudiantes and took part to their successful era as the team won 2 back-to-back championships ('82 Metropolitano and '83 Nacional) under the management of Carlos Bilardo. At Estudiantes, he was rather used for his offensive abilities, playing as a deep-lying centre forward in charge of making space for the wingers and providing them with good scoaring opportunities thanks to his great passing range.
He played 137 games for Boca and scored 29 goals. He played 15 games for Argentina (scoring once) and was part of the 1986 World Champion squad coached by the same Bilardo.
(* source: wiki)
FIFA World Cup Champion: 1986
Champion of Argentina: 1976 Metropolitano, 1976 Nacional, 1981 Metropolitano, 1982 Metropolitano, 1983 Nacional
Champion of Chile: 1988
Champion of Ecuador: 1990
Clubs: 585 games played in career, 122 goals
Argentina: 15 caps, 1 goal