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- Sergio Javier Goycochea (born October 17, 1963 in Lima, Buenos Aires) is a famous Argentine former football goalkeeper. He is best known for his penalty kick saves.
Goycochea was the substitute for Nery Pumpido both in River Plate and in the Argentine national team, and got his big break in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, when Pumpido was injured in Argentina's second group game against the Soviet Union. Goycochea was then the goalkeeper in the penalty shootout in the quarterfinal game against the Yugoslavian team. In the semifinal game against Italy, he saved penalty kicks in the penalty shootout from players Roberto Donadoni and Aldo Serena. He was also close to saving the heavily criticized game-winning penalty kick of the 1990 World Cup final against Germany, which Argentina lost 0-1. He was chosen as the goalkeeper of the Cup's All-Star Team.
Argentina: 44 appearances
1979-1982 Defensores de Unidos
1982-1988 River Plate: 58 appearances
1991 Racing Club: 35 appearances
1992 Stade Brestois
1992 Cerro Porteño
1993-1994 River Plate: 16 appearances
1994-1995 Mandiyú: 30 appearances
1995-1996 S.C. Internacional: 22 appearances
1996-1997 Vélez Sársfield: 2 appearances
1997-1998 Newell's Old Boys: 13 appearances
Trophies & Tournaments:
1985 Primera Division Argentina - River Plate
1986 Copa Libertadores de América - River Plate
1986 Intercontinental Cup - River Plate
1987 Copa Interamericana - River Plate
1988 Primera Division Colombia - Millonarios
1990 Runner-Up World Cup - Argentina
1991 Copa América - Argentina
1992 Kirin Cup - Argentina
1992 FIFA Confederations Cup - Argentina
1993 Copa América - Argentina
1993 Primera Division Paraguay - Cerro Porteño
1996 Clausura Primera Division Argentina - Vélez Sársfield
* Second best GK of the year 1991 by IFFHS.
* Second best GK of the year 1993 by IFFHS.
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