Juan José Pizzuti is confirmed dead at the age of 92.
Juan was best known as a Argentine football player (Banfield).
#Racing #Legend #Barracas #Pizzuti Barracas-born striker, most famous for his time with La Academia, also played f…
Juan José Pizzuti passed away today at 92 in BA, legend of Argentinian football coaching Racing club in their first…
At 92, Juan José Pizzuti, historical coach of Racing Club, Argentina dies The former soccer player and coach passed…
RT @golazoargentino: Sad news this morning that @RacingClub legend Juan José Pizzuti has died. League titles as a player before managing…
RT @golazoargentino: Sad news this morning that @RacingClub legend Juan José Pizzuti has died. League titles as a player before managing…
Sad news this morning that @RacingClub legend Juan José Pizzuti has died. League titles as a player before managing…
Juan José Pizzuti
Pizzutti 1961.jpeg
Pizzuti with Racing Club in 1961
Personal information
Full nameJuan José Pizzuti
Date of birth(1927-05-09)9 May 1927
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death24 January 2020(2020-01-24) (aged 92)
Place of deathBuenos Aires, Argentina
Playing positionStriker
Youth career
1941–1947Banfield
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1947–1950Banfield77(47)
1951River Plate30(7)
1952–1954Racing Club213 (total)(118)
1955Boca Juniors20(9)
1956–1962Racing Club(see above)
1962–1963Boca Juniors9(2)
Total349(183)
National team
1951–1959Argentina12(4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Juan José Pizzuti (9 May 1927 – 24 January 2020) was an Argentine football striker and football manager. He enjoyed his most notable successes as player and manager with Racing Club de Avellaneda.
Pizzuti was born in the Barracas neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, at the age of 14 he joined the Banfield youth team.
Contents
1 Playing career
1.1 International career
1.2 Titles as a player
2 Managerial career
2.1 Titles as a manager
3 References
4 External links
Playing career
Pizzuti made his breakthrough into the Banfield first team in 1947 at the age of 19. He became the topscorer in the Argentine league in 1949, this brought him to the attention of several major clubs and he eventually signed for River Plate in 1951.
In 1952, after only one season with River, Pizzuti left to join Racing Club de Avellaneda, he became the topscorer in the Argentine league for a second time in 1953.
In 1955 Pizzuti joined Boca Juniors, making him one of a select band of players to have played for both River Plate and Boca Juniors, he only played 20 games that season and returned to Racing Club in 1956.
Pizzuti was part of a championship winning team for the first time in 1958, and Racing won the title again in 1961. Pizzuti then returned to Boca Juniors where he won his third and last league title as a player in 1962. He retired as a player in 1963, by the end of his career he had scored a total of 182 goals in 349 games, to make him one of the top 20 all time goalscorers in the Argentine league.
International career
Pizzuti played for Argentina between 1951 and 1959, he was part of the squad for the South American Championship in 1959 where he scored three goals to help them to win the title.
Titles as a player
Season
Team
Title
1958
Racing Club
Primera División Argentina
1959
Argentina
South American Championship
1961
Racing Club
Primera División Argentina
1962
Boca Juniors
Primera División Argentina
Managerial career
Pizzuti took over as the manager of Racing Club in 1965, he led them to the Argentine league championship in 1966 and then saw his team defeat Nacional of Uruguay in the 1967 Copa Libertadores. Racing Club then added to their international success by defeating Celtic F.C. of Scotland to win the Copa Intercontinental and become the first Argentine team to become club champions of the world. Pizzuti left Racing Club in 1969 after 4 years and 4 months in charge, which still stands as the longest managerial reign at the club.
Pizzuti was manager of the Argentina national team between 1970 and 1972, taking the team to fourth place at the Brazilian Independence Cup. The third place decider there, which Argentina lost 2-4 to Yugoslavia, was his last match at the helm of the national side. He had spells as manager of Nueva Chicago in Argentina and Independiente Medellín in Colombia amongst other positions.
Titles as a manager
Season
Team
Title
1966
Racing Club
Primera División Argentina
1967
Racing Club
Copa Libertadores
1967
Racing Club
Copa Intercontinental
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