The Solaris – A Footballing Family
The Solari family are a hosehold name in football. As well as making history in Argentina, they have been making a mark on different clubs, teams, cities and countries for many years. And this looks set to continue for a third generation…
Eduardo Solari (58): He was a central midfielder for Rosario Central, Gimnasia de la Plata, Argentines Juniors, Atletico Tucuman, Renato Cesarini, Junior (Colombia) and Atlas (Mexico) and played for the Argentinian national side in 1975. He has coached several Argentinian teams as well as the Saudi Arabian national side and clubs in Mexico, Spain and the US.
Jorge Solari (65): He was a right midfielder for Newell’s Old Boys, Velez Sarsfield, River Plate and Estudiantes de la Plata. He went to the 1966 World Cup finals in England. He has managed teams such as Newell’s Old Boys, Velez Sarsfield, Renato Cesarini, Atletico Tucuman (Mexico), CD Tenerife (Spain), the Saudi Arabian national side and a Japanese club.
Santiago Hernan Solari (32): Attacking midfielder. He started his career with River Plate. At a young age he moved to Atletico de Madrid, then to Real Madrid and finally to Inter Milan, winning various titles with those clubs. He has played for the senior national side.
Esteban Andres Solari (28):
Striker. He played for the Argentinian club Defensa yJusticia, in the Italian league, for Lierse (Belgium), and scored a lot of goals for Appoel Nicosia (Cyprus), and after a successful stint with Pumas (Mexico), he moved to Almeria (Spain).
David Eduardo Solari (22):
Forward. He has played in the Italian league, for Independiente and Olimpo.
Jorge Solari junior (43):
He played football but never as a professional. Currently a trainer with Renato Cesarini.
Augusto Solari (16): He wears the no. 9 for the River Plate juniors.