|Full name||Rubén Darío Insúa|
|Date of birth||17 April 1961|
|Place of birth||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, striker|
|1991–1994||Liga de Quito|
|1999||Ferro Carril Oeste|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Rubén Darío Insúa (born 17 April 1961) is an Argentine former football player who works as a manager. The last team he managed was the Colombian team Deportivo Cali. He was the club's manager since approximately October 2011 until 4 March 2012. He has played for the Argentine national team a number of times. During his playing career, he earned the nickname "el Poeta del Futbol" (the Poet of Football).
Insúa was born in Buenos Aires. He played most of his career in the Argentine top league. He was part of the Independiente team that won the 1988–89 Primera title. He also played for Barcelona in Ecuador and Deportivo Cali in Colombia, and had a spell with Spanish side UD Las Palmas.
Style of play
As a player, Insúa was regarded as a swift midfielder with an excellent touch and a penchant for scoring from free kicks. These qualities earned him his nicknames "el Poeta del Gol" (the Poet of the Goal) and "el Poeta del Futbol" (the Poet of Football). Although he was primarily an attacking midfielder, he was also capable of playing as a striker.
Insúa wast the coached for Ecuador's Barcelona to a national title in 1997, and the Copa Libertadores finals in 1998. He also the coach of San Lorenzo de Almagro winning the Copa Sudamericana in 2002.
On 1 October 2010, Insúa reached a verbal agreement with Barcelona's president Eduardo Maruri to return and coach the club that he gave the last national title in 1997. On 25 March 2011, he was fired from Barcelona and replaced with Alex Aguinaga.
- Primera: 1988–89.
Barcelona Sporting Club
- Serie A: 1997
- Copa Sudamericana: 2002
- Serie A: 2009