Gustavo Barros Schelotto

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Gustavo Barros Schelotto
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Personal information
Full name Gustavo Barros Schelotto
Date of birth (1973-05-04) 4 May 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Gimnasia Esgrima La Plata 135 (9)
1997 Boca Juniors 5 (0)
1998 Unión Santa Fe 13 (0)
1998–2000 Boca Juniors 45 (4)
2001 Villarreal 7 (0)
2001–2002 Racing Club 30 (1)
2002–2004 Rosario Central 41 (4)
2004 Gimnasia Esgrima La Plata 9 (0)
2005 Alianza Lima 6 (0)
2006–2007 Puerto Rico Islanders 23 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gustavo Barros Schelotto (born 4 May 1973) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Playing career

Born in La Plata, Barros Schelotto came through the youth system at Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata with his twin brother Guillermo. Gustavo made his Primera debut against Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield on 4 October 1992.[1] They helped the team to win the Copa Centenario (the AFA Centenary Cup) in 1993.

In 1996, Guillermo was signed by Argentine giants Boca Juniors and Gustavo followed him there in 1997. He was part of 3 national leagues winning squads and helped the team to win the 2000 Libertadores Cup and the Copa Intercontinental later that year. Barros Schelotto played 65 games for Boca in all competitions, scoring 6 goals.

In January 2001, Barros Schelotto had a small La Liga stint, joining Spanish side Villarreal CF, before returning to Argentina to join Racing Club de Avellaneda where he won the Apertura 2001. He then went on to play for Rosario Central before returning to Gimnasia de La Plata.

In 2005 Barros Schelotto joined Peruvian outfit Alianza Lima, and in 2006 moved to Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL First Division in the United States where he played 23 games and scored 3 goals.

In 2009 Barros Schelotto worked as an assistant coach to Gregorio Perez in Olimpia of Paraguay

Personal life

Barros Schelotto is the brother of Guillermo Barros Schelotto.[2][3][4] Their father, Hugo Barros Schelotto, was one of Gimnasia y Esgrima's presidents in the 1980s, while his nephews Juan, Salvador & Tomás Cataldi and Bautista Barros Schelotto are footballers.[2][3][4]


Gimnasia de La Plata
Boca Juniors
Racing Club


  1. ^ "Barros Schelotto Gvo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "En Gimnasia se juega con el corazón". Diario Hoy. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "El sobrino de los mellizos continúa con la dinastía Barros Schelotto en el Lobo". 0221. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Cataldi: pasado, presente y futuro albiazul". Inferiores Platenses. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.

External links

  • Media related to Gustavo Barros Schelotto at Wikimedia Commons
  • Gustavo Barros Schelotto at (in Spanish)
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