Jose Pekerman


Jose Pekerman Bio

Who is Jose Pekerman

He is one of the players who has crossed the bounds and still favored and taken up their passion to the next level. He started his career in 1981,coached the Argentina and Colombian national football team in the 2006 and 2014 World Cup respectively.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born in Villa Domínguez, Entre Ríos. His grandparents were from Ukraine and later they migrated and settled in the Jewish agricultural colonies of Entre Ríos Province. Thus he is practically Jewish from birth as he spent his child hood there.

Interesting Facts

His estimated weight is 72 kg. He has coached 9 teams till today.He is found to be a distant relative of public figure, Serazer Pekerman and he is one good reason for the improvement of the Colombian national football team.

Personal Life

Very little is known about his personal life. He is said to be a soft and shy man when off the field inverting his on field behavior but basically can be explained as a strong and visionary man after he took over the Colombian national football team.


He was awarded the South American Coach of the Year for three continious years 2012,13 and 14. He was also got nominated in 5th for IFFHS Best National Coach of the Year Nominee in 2013.


Rumors about him are very limited, and as for the reason of early ending of his career as a professional footballer, it was said to be a serious knee injury. Unable to play he even took up odd professions such as taxi driving to support his family.