Iván Esperón

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Grégorio Juan Esperón (known in different sources as Iván Esperón or Gregorio Esperón) (August 15, 1912 – September 30, 2000) was an Argentine professional football player and coach.

Gregorio Juan Esperón
Personal information
Full name Grégorio Juan Esperón
Date of birth (1912-08-15)August 15, 1912
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death September 30, 2000(2000-09-30) (aged 88)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933 Tigre 5 (0)
1934–1944 Platense 244 (24)
1945 San Cristóbal (Brasil) ? (0)
1946–47 Roma 7 (0)
National team
Argentina 10 (1)
Teams managed
1948 Platense
1950 Barcelona
1951–1953 Emelec
1953 Ecuador
1954 Cerro Porteño
1956 Platense
1964 Excursionistas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was a very good right back, probably, the best defensive player in the history of Platense. In 1938, he refused a transfer to a bigger club, because he did not want his team, Platense, to be weakened. As a player, at the end of his career, he played 7 games for A.S. Roma in the Serie A in the 1946/47 season, where he also coached the youth teams.

Between 1940 and 1942, he played 10 games for the Argentine national team, scoring one goal against Uruguay. In 1941, he was part of the national team that won the Copa América (Campeonato Sudamericano). He also coached the national team of Ecuador.

After he retired as a player, he coached in Argentina, Ecuador and Paraguay. He coached Platense, his old team, from 1948-1950 and 1956; Barcelona SC in 1950; Emelec from 1951-1953; Ecuador in 1953; Deportiva Valdez in 1953; Cerro Porteño in 1954. His last coaching job was Excursionistas in 1964.

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