|Full name||Ricardo Daniel Cherini|
Apr 24, 1950
|Dead||Mar 16, 2008 (57 years old)|
Argentine-born attacker Ricardo Cherini began his footballing journey as a youth in a few clubs in his native Argentina, notably CA Talleres, where he was developed. He signed his first professional contract in 1970 with Instituto Cordoba, a team from his home-town. In 1972, he was signed by Stade Rennais, but he wouldn't get the game-time he was hoping for. Indeed, he found himself in competition with Daniel David and Pierre Dell'Oste for the role of left-winger for the two seasons he spent at the the club. He would play intermittently, still managing 15 appearances per season on average. At the time, he became the 7th Argentine to wear a Rennes shirt. Subsequently, he returned to Argentina in 1974, and rejoined his old team CA Talleres, and this local lad became an idol for the local supporters for six seasons. He decided to hang up his boots in 1980, aged just 30, in order to convert to working in the metallurgical industry. Sadly, he passed away at the tender age of 57 from a heart-attack.