Jose Pekerman Biography

( 1949 - )
July 3, 2018
First published on:July 3, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Jose Pekerman

Date of Birth: 1949, September 3
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: Argentina
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Jose Nestor Pekerman Krimen
Birth Place Villa Domínguez, Argentina
Famous Name Jose Pekerman
Net Worth $ 5 million
Salary €1 .5 million
Nationality Argentianian Combian
Currently Working For Colomobia national team
Currently Married Yes
Married to Matilde Michielin
Children 2 daughters

Jose Nestor Pekerman Krimen or commonly known as Jose Pekerman is an Argentine Colombian football coach and is serving currently manager of Colombian national team. Before switching his career to coaching, he played club football for the Argentinan club, Argentinos Juniors and Colombian club, Independiente Medellin.

He has coached the Argentina U-20 team and was the manager of the senior team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He has been coaching Colombia National Team since 2012 and has managed the team in 2 FIFA World Cup editions.

Jose Pekerman’s Early Career

Jose Pekerman was born on 3 September 1949 on Villa Dominguez, Argentina. He is of Argentina nationality.

He started his playing career with the youth team of Argentian football club, Argentinos Juniors and later joined the main team in 1970.

Pekerman later played for Colombian football club, Independiente Medellin in 1974 and at the age of 28, he ended his career after suffering from a knee injury.

He even worked as a taxi driver before turning to coach.

Jose Pekerman’s Net worth and Salary

His salary serving as the coach for Colombia national team is around 1 .5 million as of 27 January 2018. He is one of the highly paid managers in the tournament with German coach Joachim Low being the highest paid.

Similarly, his salary was reported to be $1,678, 450 which he received from Columbia after helping Colombia reach the quarterfinals at the 2014 FIFA  World Cup.

The Best South American Coach for three successive years from 2012 to 2014, Jose Pekerman is estimated to have the net worth over $ 5 million combined with his salary, earning, bonus and endorsement deals.

Jose Pekerman’s Coaching Career

Initially, he began his coaching career with the youth club of the Argentian team, Chacarita Juniors and later on was appointed as the coach of Argentinos Juniors.

He, later on, took on the position of a coach of Argentina under 20 team in 1994 and led them to FIFA  World Youth Championship and South American Youth Championship in their levels.

The Argentian was the coach of Argentina national team in 2004 that qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup held at Germany that had the player such as Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano.

He coached several Mexican football clubs such as Toluca and Tigres UANL and is currently serving as the head coach of Colombian national team in early 2012.

Jose led Colombia to 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup that has the star players like James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao.

Jose Pekerman’s Personal Life

He is of Jewish origin and was granted a naturalized citizenship of Colombia by the President Juan Manuel Santos following Colombia qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Talking about his personal life, he is reported to be shy and reserved man who soles concentrates on the game and is rarely been seen in any sorts of controversy and scandals.

He is a happily married man. Jose is married to his wife, Matilde Michelin and the couple is blessed with 2 daughters named Ivana Pekerman and Vanessa Pekerman.

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