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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

José Chamot

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

José Chamot played for Lazio from 1994 to 1998.


He was born in Concepcion del Uruguay in Argentina on May 17, 1969. He started his football career at youth level in a local team and then in 1988 he signed for Rosario Central.


In November 1990 Pisa President, Romeo Anconetani, signed two players from Rosario: Chamot and Diego Simeone. Two unknowns at that time but great signings. Chamot stayed for two years before moving to Foggia in 1993-94. Here he found a mentor in Zdenek Zeman. It was the second season without the formidable trio of Roberto Rambaudi, CIccio Baiano and Beppe Signori, but Foggia that year did exceptionally well and just missed out on a UEFA Cup qualification.


In the summer of 1994 Zeman joined Lazio and specifically asked for Chamot. He needed a player who already knew all the necessary defencive movements and could help others understand them too. José Chamot signed for Lazio and played four seasons in Rome. He was a great defender, fast, good sense of position, he could also play left back.


He appeared in 131 games for Lazio (100 in Serie A with one goal, 16 in Coppa Italia and 15 in the UEFA Cup with one goal).


While Zeman was manager he played regularly but with the arrival of Sven Goran Eriksson he played a lot less and in 1988 he was sold to Atletico Madrid. He stayed there for a year and a half before moving to AC Milan. He played three and a half years for the Rossoneri winning a Champions League and a Coppa Italia. Between his last year at Milan and the years after at Leganes and Rosario Central he only played nine games. In 2006 he quit football.


Chamot played 43 times for his country with two goals. He participated in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups plus the Copa America in 1995. He won the silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games.


Once he stopped playing he became a manager and was Assistant Coach at Rosario Central and also River Plate (with Matias Almeyda manager).


Lazio Career

Season

Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia

UEFA Cup

1994-95

43 (1)

28 (1)

7

8

1995-96

37

32

4

1

1996-97

34 (1)

29

2

3 (1)

1997-98

17

11

3

3

Total

131 (2)

100 (1)

16

15 (1)

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