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Arturo Salah

Arturo Salah

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Chile
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1949
  • Age: 66
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Arturo Salah Cassani (born December 4, 1949 in Chile) is a Chilean former football player, who currently is an unemployed manager. He is of Palestinian background. Lastly he managed the Universidad de Chile. As a player, Salah played for Audax, Universidad Católica, Universidad de Chile and Palestino.


Achievements and Awards

He began his managerial career with Colo-Colo. He won two national championships (1986 & 1989), finished runner-up twice (1987 & 1988), and won the Copa Chile three times with Colo-Colo. After that impressive run with Colo-Colo, Salah took charge of the Chilean national team from 1990 to 1993. In 1991 he led "La Roja" to a third place in the Copa America. He stayed in charged of "La Roja" for 30 games, of which he won 12, tied 7, and lost 11.

After that he was hired as the coach of Universidad de Chile. His first stint with the team lasted one year before he moved to coach Mexican team Monterrey.

In 2001, Salah was hired as National Director of Chiledeportes. He return to coaching in 2003. In Huachipato Salah raised the teams level of play and reached the 2006 Copa Sudamerica, being eliminated by Colo-Colo. He stayed with the team until 2007 when he was hired by Universidad de Chile.

In his career he has coached 421 games, won 209, tied 124, and lost 88.

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