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Alejandro Sabella
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Sabella in 2014
Personal information
Full nameAlejandro Sabella
Date of birth(1954-11-05)5 November 1954
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death8 December 2020(2020-12-08) (aged 66)
Place of deathBuenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
1974–1978River Plate117(11)
1978–1980Sheffield United76(8)
1980–1981Leeds United23(2)
1982–1987Estudiantes (LP)149(10)
1985Grêmio (loan)10(0)
1987–1988Ferro Carril Oeste27(2)
National team
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alejandro Javier Sabella (local pronunciation: [saˈβela]; 5 November 1954 – 8 December 2020) was an Argentine football player and manager.

He began his playing career with River Plate. He moved to England in 1978 to play for Sheffield United.

Sabella was known as "Alex" while in England. He played for Leeds United, before returning to South America and representing Estudiantes, Grêmio, Ferro Carril Oeste and Irapuato.

From 1983 to 1984, he managed the national team.

Sabella died of heart failure caused by a virus on 8 December 2020 at a hospital in Buenos Aires, aged 66.[1]