Armando Reyes

Armando Reyes (28 October 1893 – 7 September 1954) was an Argentine footballer who spent his entire career in Racing Club, where he stayed from 1911 to 1929. His position on the field was right back.

Armando Reyes
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Personal information
Date of birth (1893-04-28)April 28, 1893
Place of birth Avellaneda
Date of death (1954-09-07)7 September 1954
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911–1929 Racing Club
National team
1916–1917? Argentina 22 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Reyes was part of the team during the Racing CLub's "golden age" that included 7 consecutive league titles, earning the nickname Academia ("academy") for the club,[1][2] winning 20 titles with the team.

Internationally, Reyes played a total of 22 matches for the Argentina national football team,[3][4] being also part of Argentina's squad for the 1919 South American Championship.[5]

Nicknamed El Negro, Reyes was born in Avellaneda and started his career in the fourth division of Racing in 1910, where he played alogside future idols of the club such as Carlos Muttoni, Francisco Olazar, and Ricardo Pepe. His good performances promoted him to the senior squad that same year. Nevertheless, Reyes would leave the senior squad in 1929, joining the veterans team where he stayed until 1929.[6] When he retired from football, Reyes became manager of Racing Club in the early 1930s.[6]

Despite of having played his entire career for Racing Club, Reyes played a friendly match (along with goalkeeper Marcos Crocce) for Gath & Chavez, on 8 October 1918. He also remains as the Racing player with most matches with the Argentina national team,[7] and the most winning player with 20 titles won with the team.[3]




  1. ^ Porqué a Racing lo llaman La Academia on Museo del Futbol
  2. ^ La historia de los apodos de los cinco equipos grandes del fútbol argentino by Franco Formoso -, 13 Apr 2020
  3. ^ a b Efemérides académicas – 28 de octubre, 28 Oct 2017
  4. ^ "Armando Reyes". National Football Teams. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  5. ^ "South American Championship 1919". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b Idolos: Armando Reyes on Racing Club
  7. ^ Reyes, un tipo bien de Racing, 8 Sep 2020
  8. ^ "Argentina - Domestic Cup History". RSSSF. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.