Gonzalo Quesada rugby player
Gonzalo Quesada rugby player

Gonzalo Quesada

2nd May 1974 1.83m/88kg Head Coach

Gonzalo Quesada is a retired Argentine international. He won 39 caps for Argentina at Fly-half between 1996 and 2003.

He made his international debut at the age of 22 against the USA in 1996.

Quesada retired following his side loss to Ireland in the 2003 Rugby World, a match where he scored 12 of Argentina's 15 points.

Quesada was known as Speedy Gonzalo due to the extraordinary length of time he took preparing to take kicks at goal.

He was the top point scorer at the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Wales, scoring 102 points.

Following the World Cup Quesada joined French club Narbonne, he would leave the club in 20 to join Beziers.

He later joined fellow Argentine teammates Pichot, Corleto and Hernandez at Stade Francais and in 2005 he left Stade Francais to join Pau.

Toulon would be Quesada's final French side before returning to Argentina in 2007, where he would finish his career at Hindu.

Quesada returned to France as a coach in 2008, as he took on the role of back-line coach with the French national team from 2008-2011.

At the end of the 2011 World Cup Quesada joined Racing 92 as an assistant coach and a year later the head coach.

In 2013 he moved to Racing Metro's rivals Stade Francais and has been the Head Coach there ever since.

He left club at the end of the 2017/18 season and soon after he was named as the new Jaguares Coach.

In June 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the Super Rugby season, he returned to Stade Français.

(LS January 25, 2021)


Italy Italy
Head Coach
2024 - present
argentina Argentina
1998 - 2008
France France
2009 - 2011
logo_racing2 Racing 92
2012 - 2013
unnamed (1) Jaguares
2019 - 2020
Untitled design (1) Stade Francais
Head Coach
2014 - 2023