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Full name  Alberto Maximo Zozaya
Years  Team
Playing position  Forward
Died  1981, La Plata, Argentina
Role  Football player
Date of birth  April 13, 1908
Name  Alberto Zozaya

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Date of death  February 17, 1981 (Aged 72)

Place of birth  Urdinarrain, Argentina
Place of death  La Plata, Argentina

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Alberto Maximo Zozaya (April 13, 1908 – February 17, 1981) was a former Argentine football striker who played most of his career for Estudiantes de La Plata and represented the Argentina national team.


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Playing career

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Alberto "Don Padilla" Zozaya started his career in the early 1930s with Estudiantes. He was the first player to score a goal in the professional era of Argentine football, which began in 1931.

Zozaya became an integral part of the Estudiantes team of the 1930s nicknamed "Los Profesores" (The Professors). In 1931 he scored 33 goals in the league to become the top scorer in the Primera División Argentina and the whole of South America.

In 1937 Zozaya played in the South American Championship 1937 helping Argentina to win the title with a contribution of 5 goals.

In 1939 Zozaya moved to Racing Club de Avellaneda but he only played 2 games before moving to Bella Vista in Uruguay but he did not settle there either and retired at the end of the 1940 season.

Managerial career

After retiring as a player Zozaya went into management, he was manager of Portuguese side Benfica from 1952-1953. He was also manager of Gimnasia de La Plata.


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