Claudio Husain

Claudio Husaín
Personal information
Full name Claudio Daniel Husaín
Date of birth (1974-11-20) 20 November 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth San Justo, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Vélez Sársfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 Vélez Sársfield 153 (5)
2000 Parma 0 (0)
2000River Plate (loan) 9 (0)
2000–2002 Napoli 30 (0)
2002River Plate (loan) 12 (1)
2002 Napoli 14 (1)
2003–2004 River Plate 24 (2)
2004–2005 Tigres UANL 16 (2)
2005–2006 Newell's Old Boys 23 (1)
2006San Lorenzo (loan) 16 (0)
2007–2008 Newell's Old Boys 27 (0)
2009 Defensor Sporting 6 (0)
2010 Audax Italiano 2 (0)
Total 328 (12)
National team
1991 Argentina U17 6 (0)
1995 Argentina U23 1 (0)
1997–2002 Argentina 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Claudio Daniel Husaín (born 20 November 1974) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Husaín played for Vélez Sársfield and River Plate in Argentina, Italian S.S.C. Napoli and Mexican Tigres de la UANL before returning to Argentina to Newell's Old Boys.

Club career[]

Napoli & River Plate[]

In 2000, Husaín was signed by Parma[1][2] and Mayer Candelo was moved to other direction.[3] Husaín pre-set price was US$6,000,000 but no exact price disclosed.[citation needed]

But the club had unpaid debt of Hernán Crespo's transfer fees to River Plate (the 10% clause of future transfer revenue), he was moved to River Plate in temporary deal along with Ariel Ortega (sold outright for 11 billion lire).[4]

On 27 October 2000, he moved back to Italy, for Napoli,[5][6][7] later revealed as a temporary deal. Despite Napoli relegated, in June 2001 Parma sold him for 21.9 billion Lire (around €11.3 million).[8] [nb 1] (in Italian)

Husaín remained at Naples but in January 2002 left for River Plate on loan.[9] He played another half Serie B season at Napoli before returned to River Plate again in January 2003. It was reported that Napoli had a debt of US$1.2million to River Plate, and allowed Husaín to join River Plate for US$300,000 to compensate the debt and to save salary cost.[10][11][12][13] He was injured in June 2003.[14]

Tigres UANL[]

In July 2004, he left for Mexican side Tigres UANL.[15]

Newell's Old Boys[]

Husaín joined Newell's Old Boys in July 2004. After a half season at San Lorenzo, Husaín returned to Newell's Old Boys again on one-year loan in January 2007.[16]

Defensor Sporting[]

In August 2009, he was signed by Uruguayan side Defensor Sporting.[17]

Audax Italiano[]

In January 2010 Husaín signed for Chilean club Audax Italiano,[18] but he left the team due to an earthquake the country suffered.

International career[]

Husaín played for Argentina national football team and was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Was also a member of the squad for the 1997 Copa América and the 1999 Copa América.

International goals[]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2000 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile  Chile 2–0 Win 2002 World Cup qualification

Personal life[]

His brother Darío Husaín is also a professional football player.

He was nicknamed El Turco ("The Turk"). The nickname 'El Turco' is because he has Lebanese and Syrian ethnicities. In Argentina, the Arabs are usually mistakenly called Turks since they came to Argentina with Ottoman documents in the 1900s.


Husaín has won six Primera Division Argentina titles, three with Vélez and another three with River Plate. He has also won five international titles (although four of them were from one-off games).


Vélez Sársfield
River Plate




  1. ^ La Gazzetta dello Sport (and Rai Sport) reported it was a co-ownership deal in 2000 for 15 billion lire. However his name was not shown on official Lega Calcio co-ownership resolutions and Parma documented the 21.9 billion lire in 2001–2002 financial year.


  1. ^ Bartolozzi, Bruno (12 May 2000). "Zac in missione per Figo". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Parma sigue de cerca a Aimar". La Nación (in Spanish). 21 June 2000. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Tirando paredes". La Nación (in Spanish). 1 August 2000. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  4. ^ Laudisa, Carlo (10 August 2000). "Ortega dà l' addio al Parma Torna al River con Husain". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  5. ^ Carotenuto, Angelo (30 October 2000). "Husain, l' allegria di Napoli". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Calciomercato: Tutti i contratti". Rai Sport (in Italian). 27 October 2000. Archived from the original on 28 December 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  7. ^ Monti, Fabio (28 October 2000). "L' Inter ai ripari: preso Gresko". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  8. ^ Parma AC SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2002
  9. ^ Pastore, Rosario (31 January 2002). "Napoli coi debiti e senza Grabbi". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  10. ^ Malfitano, Mimmo (4 April 2003). "Napoli ha scelto Aubameyang". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  11. ^ "Inizia il mercato Stam e Giggs nel mirino". la Repubblica (in Italian). 2 January 2003. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  12. ^ Bailey, Graeme (5 December 2002). "Newcastle duo under River gaze". Sky Sports. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  13. ^ "River está a un paso de volver a tener a Claudio Husain en sus filas". La Nación (in Spanish). 13 December 2002. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  14. ^ "Argentina's Husain to undergo knee surgery". Published by Sports Illustrated. Reuters. 12 June 2003. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  15. ^ "Claudio Husain ya es jugador de Los Trigres de Monterrey". La Gaceta (in Spanish). 10 July 2004. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  16. ^ "Husain vuelve a Newells y Cardozo se reincorpora al plantel". Diario de Cuyo (in Spanish). 8 January 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  17. ^ Sica, Gregory (6 August 2009). "Defensor Sporting Sign Former Argentine International Claudio Husain". Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  18. ^ "Claudio Husain está a un paso de firmar en Audax Italiano". (in Spanish). 20 January 2010. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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