Alberto Marcovecchio

Alberto Andrés Marcovecchio (March 6, 1893 – February 28, 1958) was an Argentine football player that spent all his career at Racing Club de Avellaneda. His position on the field was forward, converting more than 200 goals during his 11 years playing at Primera División.

Alberto Marcovecchio
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Personal information
Full name Alberto Andrés Marcovecchio
Date of birth (1893-03-06)March 6, 1893
Place of birth Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death February 28, 1958(1958-02-28) (aged 64)
Place of death Lanús, Argentina
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911–1922 Racing Club ? (210)
National team
1912–1919 Argentina 11 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing styleEdit

As a forward, Marchovecchio was regarded for his capacity to be placed just in time to score a goal. He often scored more than a goal per game, having been the topscorer during the 1917 and 1919 Primera División seasons.[1] He was part of the outstanding Racing Club squad that won 9 titles between 1913 and 1921, 7 of them consecutively.[2][3]

CareerEdit

After playing for a minor team of his neighborhood (El Porteño), Marcovecchio started his youth career at Racing in 1909. Three years later he was promoted to the Primera División.[4] During his first season in the top level, he scored 7 goals. Along with great player Alberto Ohaco Marcovecchio became the topscorer of the team that won 7 consecutive championships between 1913 and 1919.

In 1917 Marchovecchio was the topscorer of the season with 18 goals in 20 games played.[1] In 1921 he won his last title with Racing Club before leaving football due to an injury.[4]

With the Argentina national team Marcovecchio played only 11 games, making his debut in December 1912 v Uruguay. In 1916 he was called up for the 1916 South American Championship and debuted against Chile scoring 2 goals. His international career ended in 1919 when he played the Newton and Lipton Cups for the national side.

HonoursEdit

 
Marcovecchio with the 1915 Racing team that won the Primera División title scoring 95 goals in 24 matches

ClubsEdit

* All titles won with Racing Club.

IndividualEdit

  • Primera División Topscorer': 1917, 1919

ReferencesEdit