Raúl Blanco
Personal information
Full name Raúl Blanco
Date of birth (1941-12-04) 4 December 1941 (age 80)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 Arsenal de Sarandí
1968–1971 Sydney Prague
1972–1973 Pan-Hellenic
Teams managed
1979–1980 St George
1981 Marconi Stallions
1981–1983 Australia Youth Team
1984–1985 Parramatta Eagles
1992 NSW Team State Coach
1992–1995 West Adelaide Hellas
1996–1997 Australia
1996–2000 Australia U23
2002–2003 Marconi Stallions
2009–2010 Macarthur Rams
2010–2013 New Zealand (assistant)
Men's football
Representing  Australia (as manager)
OFC Nations Cup
Runner-up 1998
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Raúl Blanco (born 4 December 1941) is an Argentine-born Australian Association football coach and former player.

Blanco was born in Buenos Aires. He is well known for coaching the Socceroos from March 1998 to June 1999. He was also coaching the Olyroos (Under-23 side) at the same time,[1] and coached them during the 2000 Summer Olympics. Blanco was also employed by New Zealand Football as a technical assistant in their successful campaign to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa while coaching Macarthur Rams.[2]

A defender, Blanco played for Argentine football club Arsenal de Sarandí between 1962 and 1966, he then emigrated to Australia where he played for Prague F.C. between 1968 and 1971 and Pan-Hellenic between 1972 and 1973.


  1. ^ Olyroos matches 1999 at Oz football
  2. ^ "Raul's World Cup Dream - Australian FourFourTwo - the Ultimate football Website". Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009.