Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vélez Sarsfield Greatest All-Team Team

 
1994 Copa Libertadores


Please also see my All-Time World Cup Team Index.

Boca JuniorsRiver PlateIndependienteEstudiantes de La Plata
San Lorenzo Racing ClubVelez Sarsfield.

This is my selection of a 25 member all-time team for the club.  The number 25 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the Champions' League.

Vélez Sarsfield had their first major success in 1968, when they won the league championship, and subsequently made regular seasons between 1970 and 1990. The club have enjoyed their greatest period of success in the past two decades, winning 15 major trophies since 1993. They won the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup in 1994.

2013 Primera Divison
Team
GK:  Jose Luis Chilavert (Paraguay)
Known for his free kicks, he was an icon of his generation.  He was South American Player of the Year in 1996. Against Argentina in a WCQ in 1997, he promised to score a goal before the match and he did score one.  He led Paraguay to the round of 16 at both WC Finals in 1998 and 2002.  He won 12 club titles, including the 1994 Copa Libertadores and the 1994 Intercontinental Cup, whilst playing for Vélez Sarsfield.
 Jose Luis Chilavert
GK: Miguel Ángel Rugilo (Argentina) 
Rugilo made his debut in first division in 1937 playing for Vélez Sársfield, where he spent most of his career.   He also played for Leon, Palmeiras, Tigre and O'Higgins of Chile. Rugilo retired in 1958 at 41.  He was capped 4 times for Argentina.  In 1951, he earned the nickname "El León de Wembley" ("The Lion of Wembley") for his performance against England in Wembley and he would be called that way until his death in 1993.

GK: Miguel Marín (Argentina)
Marín began his career with Vélez Sarsfield, where his club won its first ever Championship in 1968. Marín played for Cruz Azul of Mexico form 1971 until he retired in 1980, appearing in 309 Primera División de México matches. Marín represented Argentina  for the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but did not appear in any matches. He also made two appearances for the senior side.

RB/RW: Fabián Cubero (Argentina)
Cubero has played most of his professional career for Vélez Sársfield, winning five league titles with the team (spread over three different decades) and becoming the most capped player in the club's history (counting both domestic and international competitions). He played for them between 1996 and 2008, but played 2007-2008 season in Mexico. He was never capped at the senior level, but he won the Under 20 World Cup in 1997 with Argentina.
Fabián Cubero
CB: Islet Ovejero (Argentina) 
Ovejero began his career with Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, where he would win the 1968 Argentine first division. He played for Atlético Madrid between 1969 and 1974, winning the Spanish La Liga in 1970 and 1973, and the Copa del Rey in 1972. He also played for the Argentina national football team in the 1967 South American Championship.

CB: Roberto Trotta (Argentina)
Trotta played club football in Argentina, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Ecuador. During his time in the Argentine Primera he set the record for the highest number of red cards ever with 17. Trotta was a member of several championship winning teams, the highlight of his career was helping Vélez Sársfield to win the 1994 Copa Libertadores.

CB: Victorio Spinetto (Argentina) 
Victorio Spinetto played as a centre half, mostly for Vélez Sársfield in the Argentine Primera División, debuting with the club in 1932 and retiring in 1940. Apart from his career in Vélez, Spinetto played briefly for Platense and Independiente.  Spinetto played for the Argentine national team between 1934 and 1936.

CB: Ángel Allegri (Argentina) 
Ángel Allegri is a one club man.  He played during his entire 14-year professional career for Vélez Sársfield in the Argentine Primera División, totaling 384 games and 36 goals. He is the third player with most appearances in the club's history, behind Fabian Cubero (who have 458) and Pedro Larraquy (who has 457).  Allegri also has the negative record of most own goals scored in the Argentine Primera, with 7.
Ángel Allegri 

CB: José Luis Cuciuffo (Argentina) 
El Cuchu started his professional career at Chaco For Ever, but also played in Argentine Talleres de Córdoba, Vélez Sársfield, Boca Juniors and Belgrano de Córdoba. He also played in the French league with Nîmes Olympique.  He earned 21 caps and best remembered for being a part of Argentina's World Cup winning team in 1986.

CB: Oscar Ruggeri  (Argentina)
Oscar Ruggeri was considered one of the greatest defenders from Argentina. He had 97 caps for Argentina.  He played in 3 World Cup Finals, winning the one in 1986 and finishing second in 1990. He was La Liga Foreign Player of the Year in 1989 and South American Player of the Year in 1991. At the club level, he played for both Vélez Sarsfield, San Lorenzo, River Plate and Boca Juniors as well as Real Madrid in Spain.
Oscar Ruggeri
LB: Raul Cardozo (Argentina)
Cardozo, nicknamed Pacha started his playing career with Vélez Sársfield during the 1986-87 season. He went on to play over 350 games for the club. He played during the golden era of the club in the mid-1990s when they won 9 major titles, including the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Intercontinental in 1994.  He also played for Newell's Old Boys, Chacarita Juniors, Nacional in Uruguay, Olimpia in Paraguay and Villa Dálmine. He earned 4 caps.

DM: Christian Bassedas (Argentina)
Christian Bassedas was an important part of Vélez Sarsfield's most successful years during the 1990s. He won 9 major trophies (including the 1994 Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup). He played for Newcastle United from 2000 to 2003, but on loan to Tenerife briefly during the 2001–02 season. He was capped 22 times. He won a silver at the 1998 Olympics.

DM: Diego Simeone (Argentina)
Simeone started his career with Velez Sarsfield before moving to Europe. With Atletico Madrid, he won the Double with them in 1995-1996.  He then moved to Inter Milan, where he won the UEFA Cup in 1998.  In 1999, he moved to Lazio.  Again, he won the Double.  For Argentina, he was capped 106 times. He won Copa America in 1991 and 1993.  He went to play in three WC Finals; 1994, 1998 and 2002.  In 1998, he had the famous incident with David Beckham.  

CM: José Basualdo (Argentina)
José Basualdo played with many clubs in Argentina and Spain, and a brief stint with Stuttgart in Germany.  He was remembered for winning two Copa Libertadores: one with Velez Sarsfield in 1994 and another one with Boca Juniors in 2000.  Basualdo played 31 games for the Argentina between 1989 and 1995.  He went to both 1990 and 1994 World Cups.

DM/CM: Pedro Larraquy (Argentina)
Pedro Larraquy spent the majority of his playing career at Vélez Sársfield, where he set a record number of appearances with 455.  He also scored 82 goals. His goals tally leaves him in 5th place in the club's all-time scorers list. Between 1987 and 1988, Larraquy played for San Lorenzo de Almagro. He retired in 1988. He was capped 4 times. He represented Argentina at the Copa America in 1979.
Pedro Larraquy 
DM: Carlos Ischia (Argentina)
Carlos Ischia started with Chacarita Juniors and then joined Velez Sarsfield in 1979.  In 1984, he moved to Colombia.  He played Junior de Barranquilla and America of Cali. With America, he reached the Copa Libertadores Final in 1986.  In 1989, he returned to Argentina.  Again, he would play for the same two clubs before retiring.

LW: Juan Carone (Argentina)
Carone is nicknamed "Pichino" (Kid). He is most notable for his period in Vélez Sársfield (1964–1969). With Vélez, he was the top goalscorer of the Argentine Primera División in the 1965 with 19 goals, and was part of the league title winning team in 1968, though he played rarely in the latter due to an injury. He played for Argentina during the WC qualifiers in 1966, but did not travelled to England for the Finals.

AM/CM: Daniel Willington (Argentina)
Willington started his playing career in the late 1950s with local club Talleres de Córdoba. In 1962 he joined Vélez Sársfield where he became a regular member of the first team, in 1968 he was part of the team that won Nacional 1968, the first league title obtained by the club. After leaving Velez, Willington played for Huracán and Instituto de Córdoba before returning to Talleres de Córdoba in 1974.  He was capped 6 times for Argentina.
Daniel Willington 
FW: Norberto Conde (Argentina)
Norberto Conde is best remembered for his career with Velez Sarsfield where he formed a partnership with Ernesto Sansone, Juan José Ferraro, Osvaldo Zubeldía, and Juan Carlos Mendiburu. Conde was subsequently Argentine Primera División top scorer in the 1954 season. He also played for Huracán and Atlanta.  He was a part of the national team that won South American Championship(now Copa America) in 1955.

FW: Ivan Mayo (Chile)
Mayo is remembered for being the first Chilean to shine in Argentine football.  Mayo started his career with San Luis de Quillota in 1925 before moving to Colo-Colo in 1931.  In 1933, he joined Vélez Sarsfield of Argentina , eventually became a captain of the team.  After an injury he suffered in 1938, he moved back home.   Club Deportivo Ivan Mayo of Villa Alemana in Chile is named after him. 

FW: Omar Asad (Argentina) 
As a player, Asad spent all of his career in Vélez Sársfield, winning 8 titles with the club (including both the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup).  He was chosen Man of the Match for the victory against A.C. Milan at the Intercontinental Cup. Asad is nicknamed el Turco (in English: "the Turk") because he has Syrian and Lebanese ethnicity.  His uncle Julio Asad is an all-time great at the club.  He was capped twice.
Omar Asad 
ST: Agustín Cosso (Argentina)
Agustín Cosso started his career as a left back, but later converted to a forward.  He began with Club River Plate of Junín.  In 1933, he joined Velez Sarsfield. In 1937, he joined Flamingo in Brazil. He also played Banfield and San Lorenzo before returning Velez Sarsfield. He was capped twice for Argentina, scoring a single goal.

ST:  José Oscar Flores (Argentina)
Flores started his career with Vélez Sarsfield in 1990, going on to play a major part in the clubs most successful era in the mid-1990s. He won seven major titles, including the 1994 Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup.  He played in Spain between 1996 and 2004 before joining Independiente in Argentina. With Deportivo, he won the club's first ever La Liga title in 2000.  Capped twice for Argentina.

ST: Juan José Ferraro (Argentina)
Ferraro debuted with Vélez Sarsfield in the early 1940s. He scored the first ever goal in the Estadio José Amalfitani's history. In 1949, Ferraro joined Boca Juniors, who was struggling to avoid relegation from the first division. The forward helped Boca avoid relegation. He also played for Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia. He played 8 times with the national team, winning the 1945 South American Championship.

ST: Carlos Bianchi (Argentina)
Carlos Bianchi debuted with Vélez Sarsfield at the age of 18. In 1973, Bianchi was signed by Stade de Reims in France, where he was top scorer in Lique in 1974, 1976 and 1977.  In 1977 he joined Paris Saint-Germain in which Bianchi was again the top scorer of the league in 2 seasons spent in the club.  He also played for Strasbourg. He is the top scorer in the history of Vélez Sarsfield with 206.  He was capped 14 times between 1970 and 1972.
Carlos Bianchi 
Honorable Mention
Claudio Husaín, Nicolás Otamendi, Oscar Ruggeri, Mauricio Pellegrino, Ricardo Gareca, Mauro Zarate, Rolando Zárate, Sergio Zárate, Lucas Pratto, Juan Carlos Bujedo, Julio Asad , Emiliano Papa, Carlos Ischia, Carmelo Simeone, Luis Gallo, Leandro Somoza, Roberto Pompei, Ernesto Sansone, Osvaldo Zubeldía, and Juan Carlos Mendiburu, Omar Wehbe, Patricio Camps, Agustín Cosso, Juan Manuel Martínez.

Sqaud Explanation
-- I rewarded many members of the 1994 Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup winning squad. That generation also won 9 major titles(four of which are international titles).  I selected the following players: Jose Luis Chilavert, Omar Asad, José Oscar Flores, Roberto Trotta, José Basualdo, Raul Cardozo and Christian Bassedas. 
-- For football fans outside of South America, Jose Luis Chilavert is probably the biggest star ever played for the club.  
-- Fabián Cubero played over 500 matches for the club. He also has won more domestic titles than any members of the team.  He was not a part of 1994 Copa Libertadores winning tea, but he played with that generation of players.
-- Omar Asad is a one club player.  His uncle Julio Asad also played here.  He made honorable mention.
-- I have limited information on Carmelo Simeone.  His name came up in my research.  I only put him on honorable mention.
-- The centerback position is the most difficult to select.  Mauricio Pellegrino and Nicolas Otamendi were the last centerbacks dropped. Nicolás Otamendi played a single season here as a starter, but he was sensational that year.  He earned a transfer aboard.
-- Oscar Ruggeri seldom mentioned as an all-time great for the club, but he was South American Footballer of the Year and Footballer of the Year of Argentina while playing for them.   
-- Carlos Bianchi is their all-time leading scorer. Juan José Ferraro is second on the list.
-- Diego Simone was home grown.
-- José Luis Cuciuffo is the only player who won a World Cup while he is a member of Velez Sarsfield. He is also the only World Cup winner who ever played for the club.
-- Miguel Marín, Luis Gallo, Iselín Ovejero, Daniel Willington, Omar Wehbe, Juan Carone and Carlos Bianchi were from their first championship team in 1968.
-- All three members of the Zárate brothers made the honourable mention list.
-- Ivan Mayo was the first player from Chile who made a name in Argentina. I rewarded him a spot here.
-- Juan Manuel Martínez made my honourable mention.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Racing Club de Avellaneda Greatest All-Time Team


Copa Libertadores 1967
Please also see my All-Time World Cup Team Index.

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San Lorenzo Racing ClubVelez Sarsfield.

This is my selection of a 25 member all-time team for the club.  The number 25 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the Champions' League.

Racing Club de Avellaneda, also known simply as Racing, is an Argentine professional sports club based in Avellaneda, a city of Greater Buenos Aires. Founded in 1903, Racing has been historically considered one of the "big five" clubs of Argentine football.   They won Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.

2014 Primera Divsion
Team
GK: Agustin Cejas (Argentina)
Cejas made his first team debut with Racing Club in 1962 at the age of 17. In 1967, Racing won the Copa Libertadores in1967, and then, the following Intercontinental Cup to become the first Argentine club champions of the world. In 1970, Cejas joined Santos in Brazil where he played with Pelé. In 1973, Cejas helped Santos to win the Campeonato Paulista and received the prestigious Bola de Ouro as the best player in Brazil. 
Agustin Cejas

GK: Ubaldo Fillol (Argentina)
Fillol was considered one of the greatest Latin American keeper. He was the 1978 WC winning goalkeeper for Argentina.  He also went to the WC Finals in 1974 and 1982. In 1977, he became the first keeper to win the Player of the Year award in Argentina. For his club career, he started with Quilmes.  He played mainly for River Plate.  He also had spells with Racing Club, Flamengo, Atletico Madrid, etc.

GK: Rogelio Domínguez (Argentina)
Rogelio Dominguez played around the same time as Carrizo.  He earned 59 caps.  He missed the 1958 World Cup Finals because he moved to Real Madrid in 1957, and Argentina did not select overseas players.  He was Argentina's 1962 World Cup team. With Real Madrid, he won two European Cups.  Before Real Madrid, he played for Racing Club in Argentina.

RB: Carlos Squeo (Argentina)
Squeo started his career with Racing Club in 1969, he went on to become one of the clubs longest serving players, notching up 305 games and 35 goals for the club in three spells. He was with Boca Juniors when they won the Copa Libertadores in 1978. He also played for Oro de Jalisco in Mexico, Loma Negra and Belgrano de Córdoba. He also made 2 appearances in the 1974 World Cup,.

CB: Roberto Perfumo (Argentina)
Roberto Perfumo is considered one of Argentina's greatest centerbacks. At club level, he played for Racing, River Plate and Brazilian team Cruzeiro. He was a legend with Racing Club in Argentina winning the Primera title, the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup.  He was considered their greatest player. At the international level, he played 37 times for Argentina. He played in 1966 and 1974 World Cup Finals. 
Roberto Perfumo
CB: Federico Sacchi  (Argentina)
Sacchi joined Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1961 and was part of the team that won the Argentine Primera in his first season with the club. He joined Boca Juniors in 1965 and won another league title in his debut season with the club. In 1967, he joined Sporting Cristal of Peru. Sacchi played 15 times for the Argentina, scoring one goal. He was a member of the 1962 World Cup team.

CB: Alfio Basile (Argentina) 
Alfio Basile started his playing career at the Bella Vista club in his home city. From 1964 to 1970 he played for Racing Club, where he was moved to play in the defence partnering Roberto Perfume. Later with Huracán, he was a mainstay of the 1973 Metropolitano champions under coach César Luis Menotti. He also played for the Argentina national football team 8 times.  

CB: Pedro Dellacha (Argentina)
In 1952, Pedro Dellacha joined Racing Club from Quilmes Atlético Club where he won the 1958 league championship. He played 35 times for Argentina. He played in three editions of the Copa América winning the tournament twice in 1955 and 1957. In 1957 he was the captain of the team and was awarded the Olimpia de Oro for his role in leading them to victory. He also played in the 1958 World Cup.

CB: Claudio Úbeda (Argentina)
Claudio Ubela played with Central Córdoba de Rosario, Rosario Central, and Tampico Madero before going to Racing Club in 1995. He won first local title of the club after 35 years, the Apertura Tournament of 2001 as the captain of the team.  He is the all time leading appearance for the club as a field player.  He also played for Huracán and Tokyo Verdy 1969. He never represented Argentina at the senior level, but he played at the World Youth Championship in 1989.
Claudio Úbeda 
RB/LB/RM: Julio Olarticoechea (Argentina)
Julio Olarticochea played for Argentinos Juniors, Deportivo Mandiyu, River Plate, Boca Juniors and Racing Club in Argentina as well as for FC Nantes in France. He was capped over 30 times.  He represented Argentina at the 1986 and the 1990 World Cups, winning the former edition of the tournament.  Against England in the quarterfinal of the 1986 World Cup Finals, he blocked a certain goal from Gary Lineker.
Julio Olarticoechea 
LB: Ernesto Gutierrez (Argentina)
Ernesto Gutiérrez started his career in 1944 with Ferro Carril Oeste. In 1947, he joined the Racing Club de Avellaneda.  After Copa America of 1956, he joined Celta Vigo in Spain. After returning to his homeland, Gutiérrez ended his career at Argentinos Juniors. With Argentina, he won the Copa América in 1947 and 1955 tournament.  In 1956, he played all matches as Argentina came second.

DM: Alberto Rastelli (Argentina) 
Born in 1925, Alberto Rastelli started with Boca Juniors, but only played one game in 1945 for them before moving to Gimnasia y Esgrima (La Plata) in 1946. With the 1949 tournament already under way, he went to Racing Club.  He spent 7 years there and won 3 Campeonatos (1949, 1950, 1951) before injuries forced him to retire in 1955.

DM: Juan Barbas (Argentina)
Juan Barbas started his career in 1977 at Racing Club de Avellaneda. He then went on to play in Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Barbas was a part of the Sion team that won the 1991–1992 Swiss Championship. He was part of the Argentina Under-20 squad that won the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship, he played 33 times the senior team, including at the 1982 World Cup Finals in Spain.

RW: Omar Oreste Corbatta (Argentina)
Corbatta is one of Argentina's greatest right wingers.  He played mainly for Racing Club and Boca Juniors, winning four major titles and scoring 86 official goals with both teams combined. Unfortunately, he lost the Copa Libertadores to Pele's Santos in 1963. Capped over 40 times. He was part of the Copa América-winning team in 1957 and 1959. Corbatta also played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden, contributing with three goals in three games in an eventual group stage exit.
 Omar Oreste Corbatta 
RM: Arnaldo Balay (Argentina)
Arnaldo Balay started his football career in 1947 with Los Andes Buenos Aires. In 1952 he made his debut in the first division with Racing Club.  He stayed there until 1958, where he won a championship under Raúl Della Torre.  He also played for Ferro Carril Oeste Buenos Aires For Argentina, he was capped three times.  He took part in the 1955 Copa América, where Argentina won.

RW: Natalio Perinetti (Argentina)
Perinetti came to Racing Club in 1915.  It was during those years when he met Pedro Ochoa (other skilled player who would be later nicknamed the king of the dribbling), who became Perinetti's partner inside the field and best friend in life. He played 17 consecutive years in Racing, winning 12 titles with the club (10 domestic and 2 international). He was capped 7 times between 1923 and 1930, including the first World Cup held in Uruguay in 1930.

LW: Enrique García (Argentina)
García is fondly remembered as one of the finest left sided players in the history of Argentine football. In 1933, he joined Rosario Central where he played until he joined Racing Club de Avellaneda for an Argentine record transfer fee of $38,931. He played 35 times for Argentina between 1935 and 1943. He was part of the Copa América winning squads of 1937 and 1941. Unfortunately the peak of his career coincided with World War II denying him the chance to play in a World Cup.
Enrique García
AM: Ruben Paz (Uruguay)
During his prime, Paz was known as the Uruguay's "Maradona".  He started his career with Penarol.  He also played for clubs in Brazil, France, Italy and Argentina.  In 1982, his transfer to Internacional de Porto Alegre was the most expensive for an Uruguayan. He was also South American Footballer of the Year in 1988 while playing for Racing Club. Capped 45 times, he represented Uruguay in the World Cup Finals of 1986 and 1990.

AM: Rúben Capria (Argentina)
Nicknamed "El Mago" because of his exquisite technique, Capria has played for six clubs in Argentina as well as Cruz Azul in Mexico, Barcelona Sporting Club in Ecuador, Universidad Católica in Chile and Peñarol in Uruguay. From 1995-1999, he played for Racing Club, where he has the longest career. With Newell's Old Boys, he won the Primera Division Argentina(Apertura) in 2004.

FW: Norberto Méndez (Argentina)
Méndez started his playing career with Huracán in 1941. In 1947 he moved to Racing Club where he helped the club become tricampeones (triple champions) by winning the Primera Division Argentina titles of 1949, 1950 and 1951. He played 33 games for Argentina and won 3 Copa América titles. He is perhaps most famous for being the all-time top scorer in the history of the Copa América with 17 goals.

ST: Juan Carlos Cárdenas (Argentina)
Cárdenas was part of the championship winning team of 1966 for Racing Club. In 1967, he helped the club to win the Copa Libertadores and later that year he scored the decisive goal against Celtic FC in the Copa Intercontinental to make Racing Club the first Argentine club to become club champions of the world. In 1972 Cárdenas moved to Mexico where he played for Puebla and Veracruz returning to Racing Club in 1976.

ST: Humberto Maschio (Italy) 
With Omar Sivori and Antonio Angelillo, Maschio earned the nickname "Angels with Dirty faces" collectively as a group. In 1957, he moved to Italy to play for Bologna after Argentina won the 1957 Copa America.  However, it was in Atalanta where he became a star and earned a bigger move to Inter Milan.  However, he was misused at Inter under manager Helenio Herrera. For Argentina, he scored 12 goals in 12 games.  Later he played twice for Italy.
Humberto Maschio 
ST: Evaristo Barrera (Argentina)
Evaristo Barrera started his professional career in 1932 with Racing Club, he was twice the topscorer in the league(1934 and 1936). He still holds the record as the clubs highest scoring player. In 1938 Barrera moved to Italy. In Italy, he played for Lazio, Napoli, Ascoli, Novara, Gozzano, Cremonese and Mortara, retiring in 1948.

ST: Pedro Ochoa (Argentina)  
Pedro Ochoa played his entire club career for Racing Club between 1916 and 1931, where he won six league championships, 4 national cups and 2 international cups. He was nicknamed "Ochoíta" and El rey de la gambeta (The king of dribbling). The tango "Patadura" written by José López Ares and Enrique Carrera Sotelo mentioned him along with Manuel Seoane, Luis Monti and Domingo Tarasconi (as Tarasca).

ST: Alberto Ohaco (Argentina)
Alberto Ohaco whose father was one of the founding members of Racing Club. He is still the most winning player in Racing Club' history having won a total of 20 titles with the club. He scored a total of 244 goals for the club making him the highest scoring player in the history of the institution. Ohaco played for the Argentina national team between 1912 and 1918, playing in the first two editions of the Copa América in 1916 and 1917.
Alberto Ohaco 

Honorable Mention
Sergio Livingstone, Gustavo Costas, Jose Salomon, Oscar Martin, Enrique Wolff, Fernando Olazar, Miguel Colombatti, Alberto Marcovecchio, Juan José Pizzuti, Fernando Olazar, Raúl Belén, Diego Milito, Claudio Lopez, Lisandro Lopez, Juan Hospital,  Pedro Dellacha, Ezra Sued, Manuel Blanco, Norberto Raffo, Llamil Simes, Mario Boye, Ezra Sued, Roberto Blanco, Juan Jose Pizzuti.

Squad Explanation
-- Most of the teams selected are older players.  It is one of the oldest team that I have selected.
-- Racing Club won Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup in 1967.  They were the first Argentine club to become world champion. I included the following players from that team: Humberto Maschio, Agustin Cejas, Alfio Basile, Roberto Perfumo and Juan Carlos Cárdenas. 
-- In the 1950's, Racing Club had a great team.  Humberto Maschio, Norberto Méndez, Rogelio Dominguez and Omar Oreste Corbatta made my all-time team.
-- Humberto Maschio was well-known because he was a member of Argentina's "Angels with Dirty faces" in the 1957 South American Championship. He was playing here at the time.  Later, he returned to play for them again after his career in Italy.  He was a part of the team that won the 1967 Copa Libertadores.
-- Rogelio Dominguez often played ahead of Amadeo Carrizo on the national team for reasons I did not know. 
-- Omar Oreste Corbatta was considered Argentina's greatest wingers.  He played with Pedro Dellacha, Rogelio Dominguez and Humberto for Argentina in the 1957 South American Championship.  
-- Norberto Raffo should have been on this team for the 1967 Copa Libertadores winning performance, but I do not have enough space.
-- Claudio Úbeda is Racing Club's all-time appearance leader. He also captained the club to win the Apertura Tournament of 2001, their first domestic title since the 1960's.
-- Lisandro López. Diego Milito and Claudio Lopez should be recognised as well, but I do not enough space to take them.
-- Ruben Paz was named South American Player of the Year in 1988 as a Racing Club player.  That year, he helped the club to win the South America Super Cup. He joined Racing Club de Avellaneda from Racing Club Paris in 1987.  The two clubs are not related, but they shared similar colors of jersey.  Racing Club de Avellaneda's name was influenced by the French.  It came from a French auto racing magazine.  Ubaldo Fillol was the starting keeper at the South America Super Cup.  His prime was played elsewhere.  Nevertheless, I selected him as one of my three keepers. 
-- Roberto Perfumo is considered to be one of the greatest centerback in Argentine history.  He had a famous partnership here with Alfio Basile.


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