What does Oscar Ortiz do? His Age, Height, Spouse, Net Worth

Who is Oscar Ortiz?

Retired Argentine professional soccer player Oscar Ortiz was born under the zodiac sign Aries on 8 April 1953, in Chacabuco, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was quite a successful player, and is perhaps still known best for having been a member of the Argentine national team that won the 1978 World Cup; Oscar’s short biography is available on Wikipedia in 27 different languages.

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Education and early life

Oscar was raised in Buenos Aires by his parents whose privacy he respects and thus doesn’t speak about in public; it’s widely believed that his father was a soccer coach and his mother a housewife but this hasn’t been addressed by Oscar. He also hasn’t talked about having siblings, but some of Oscar’s fans claim that he was raised alongside his older brother, who spent his career in the entertainment industry.

Oscar fell in love with soccer while still attending a local elementary school; he and his neighborhood friends formed a team, and often played against other children, winning the vast majority of their games. Oscar became more serious about soccer upon enrolling at local high school in 1967; he was on the school’s team and rated the best player, indicating that he was capable of pursuing a career as a professional player.

Upon matriculating in 1971, Oscar focused on soccer and didn’t pursue a college degree.

Oscar’s soccer career

Oscar launched his career when he joined Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro; he made his debut with them in 1971, when they won 2-1 against the Newell’s Old Boys. Oscar had a stunning youth career, as with San Lorenzo he won three league titles: M1972, N1972 and N1974.

He was traded to the Brazilian club Gremio in 1976, however, Oscar spent most of his time at Gremio injured, which led to him being returned to Argentina, traded to River Plate. Oscar was successful while at River Plate as they won the 1977 Metropolitano Championship, and the following year saw him selected to play for Argentina in the World Cup; they defeated the Netherlands 3-1 in the final, with Oscar helping the national team win their first World Cup at the River Plate’s home stadium Estadio Monumental.

Oscar and the River Plate then won three league titles: M1979, N1979 and M1980, which was the second time in River Plate’s history that they achieved three league title wins in a row. After a remarkable time with the team, Oscar was traded to Club Atletico Huracan in 1981; his performance declined over time, and he was then traded to the Club Atletico Independiente.

With Independiente, Oscar won a 1983 Metropolitano Championship, his final trophy, as he retired from professional soccer not long afterwards.

During an interview, Oscar revealed that his aim was never to score goals but to rather unbalance defenses and make way for others to score.

Most popular YouTube videos

Despite not being active on YouTube, Oscar’s still known on the network thanks to various users who’ve shared videos of him, most of which feature him play soccer. We’ll cover the three most popular amongst these as they’ve contributed to Oscar’s popularity.

His #1 video “Óscar Ortiz PES Leyenda Argentina” was posted by Mauricio Martinez on 16 June 2019, and has since been watched over 220 times; it shows Oscar as a character in the critically acclaimed soccer video game “Pro Evolution Soccer”, perhaps known better as PES.

Oscar’s second most popular video “Oscar Ortiz” was posted by Patrick Jefferson on 13 September 2013, and has since been viewed nearly 100 times; it’s a compilation of short videos which feature some of Oscar’s best moments during his time with all his teams, including the Argentine national team.

His #3 video “Oscar Ortiz with a half volley goal” has been watched nearly 50 times since it was posted by Starfire Sports on 11 April 2013, and features Oscar scoring an amazing goal on a small soccer field.

Love life and relationships

Oscar’s never spoken about his love life in public and this has led some of his fans to start rumors about his sexual orientation and past and present relationships on the internet.

There are some people who believe that Oscar’s gay, and that this is why the retired soccer player’s decided not to share any details about his love life; there are also those who believe that they saw Oscar and his boyfriend spending time together in the ‘90s and the 2000s, but these claims haven’t been supported by any evidence.

There are those who’ve pointed out the possibility of Oscar being a married man, claiming that he might also have children and has been able to keep his family away from media; this hasn’t been confirmed either.

Oscar seems to be unattached as of February 2024, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Oscar was passionate about various sports during his teenage years and his 20s; although mostly focused on soccer, he also enjoyed playing basketball, tennis and table tennis with his friends.

He was once passionate about travelling and his soccer career took him to many countries; he travelled around Europe and Asia for both work and pleasure, however, Oscar nowadays prefers to stay at his home in Buenos Aires.

He likes animals, and some of his favorites are elephants, dogs and squirrels.

Oscar likes to listen to music in his spare time – some of his favorite singers are Facundo Cabral, Andres Calamaro and Luis Alberto Spinetta.

He’s a philanthropist and has donated large amounts of money to various charity organizations in Argentina.

Clint Eastwood’s one of Oscar’s favorite actors, and a couple of his favorite films are “Allen in Movieland”, “Ambush at Cimarron Pass” and “Lafayette Escadrille”.

Net worth, height and age

Oscar’s age is 70. His hair and eyes are brown, he’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).

Oscar’s net worth’s been estimated at over $300,000, as of February 2024.

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