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Edgardo Norberto Andrada (2 January 1939 – 4 September 2019)[1] was an Argentina professional Argentine footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several top level Argentine and Brazilian clubs.[2]

Edgardo Andrada
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Personal information
Full name Edgardo Norberto Andrada
Date of birth (1939-01-02)2 January 1939
Place of birth Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Date of death 4 September 2019(2019-09-04) (aged 80)
Playing position goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1969 Rosario Central 283 (0)
1969–1975 Vasco
1976 Vitória
1977–1982 Colón 122 (0)
1982 Renato Cesarini 16 (0)
National team
1961–1969 Argentina 20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Rosario, Santa Fe province,[2] Edgardo Andrada initially tried a career as a basketball player, then, when he was 19 years old, he unsuccessfully tried to work as San Lorenzo's goalkeeper, eventually joining Rosario Central, of his home city Rosario,[3] where he started his professional career in 1960,[4] staying in the club until 1969,[4] playing 283 matches.[5] In 1969, he moved to Vasco, of Brazil, leaving the club in 1975.[2]

On 19 November 1969, at Estádio do Maracanã, Edgardo Andrada suffered Pelé's 1000th goal,[2] scored from a penalty kick.[6] While playing for Vasco, he won the Campeonato Carioca in 1970,[2] Placar's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Bola de Prata award in 1971,[7] and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1974.[2] In 1976, he played for Vitória, returning to Argentina in 1977, where he played 122 matches for Colón[5] between that year and 1982,[2] and 16 matches for Renato Cesarini in 1982,[5] when he retired.[5]

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Edgardo Andrada was Argentina's goalkeeper during the 1963 South American Championship, held in Bolivia.[8]


  1. ^ "Murió "el Gato" Andrada, un símbolo de Central". Diario La Capital de Mar del Plata.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 26. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  3. ^ "Andrada, o goleiro 1000" (in Portuguese). Papo de Bola. 11 January 2006. Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Andrada (ex-goleiro do Vasco)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. 6 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  5. ^ a b c d "Una eternidad en el arco" (in Spanish). Clarín. 5 April 2002. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Protagonistas inusuales" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  7. ^ "Guia 2008 Brasileirão" (1318-B). São Paulo: Editora Abril. 2008: 155. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "El Lobo já deixou a sua marca no Ba x Vi" (in Portuguese). Barradão On Line. 11 January 2006. Archived from the original on 28 January 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2008.