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Leopoldo Jacinto Luque (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo xaˈsinto ˈluke]; born 3 May 1949) is a former Argentine football striker.

Leopoldo Luque
Leopoldo Luque 1978.jpg
Luque with Argentina
at the 1978 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Leopoldo Jacinto Luque
Date of birth (1949-05-03) 3 May 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Gimnasia de Jujuy ? (?)
1969–1971 Central Norte ? (?)
1971 Unión ? (?)
1972 Rosario Central 4 (3)
1973–1975 Unión 35 (10)
1975–1980 River Plate 176 (75)
1980–1981 Unión 24 (10)
1981 Tampico Madero 4 (2)
1982 Racing Club 11 (2)
1983 Santos 2 (0)
1983–1984 Chacarita Juniors 11 (0)
1984 Santos ? (?)
1984–1985 Textil Mandiyú ? (?)
National team
1975–1981 Argentina 43 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

In a career spanning (1972–1984) he played for Unión de Santa Fe, Rosario Central, River Plate, Racing Club de Avellaneda and Chacarita Juniors.

On 22 February 1976, Luque scored all 5 goals in a game in which his club, River Plate, defeated San Lorenzo de Almagro 5–1.[1]

International careerEdit

With Argentina he was 1978 World Champion, scoring four goals in the tournament, including a spectacular long distance volley against France during the first round. During that tournament, a brother died in a traffic accident on the day that Argentina played Italy. He also seriously injured his left elbow in the match against France, the second game of that championship, forcing him to miss two matches. He was back for the last three matches of the tournament, including the final against Holland. Today, Luque is sports secretary of Mendoza Province. In February 2007 he suffered a heart attack from which he is recovering.

Career statisticsEdit

Apps Goals
Primera División 261 100
International Cups 31 9
TOTAL 292 109

FIFA World Cup statisticsEdit

Apps Goals Result
1978 FIFA World Cup 5 4 Champions

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.[2]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 August 1975 Estadio Olímpico, Caracas, Venezuela   Venezuela 1–0 5–1 1975 Copa América
2. 3–1
3. 4–1
4. 10 August 1975 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina   Venezuela 11–0 11–0 1975 Copa América
5. 8 April 1976 José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Uruguay 2–0 4–1 1976 Copa del Atlántico
6. 9 June 1976 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Uruguay 1–0 3–0 1976 Copa del Atlántico
7. 27 February 1977 Estadio Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Hungary 3–0 5–1 Friendly
8. 5–0
9. 29 May 1977 Estadio Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Poland 2–1 3–1 Friendly
10. 24 August 1977 Estadio Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Paraguay 1–0 3–0 Copa Félix Bogado
11. 2–1
12. 23 March 1978 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru   Peru 1–0 3–1 1978 Copa Ramón Castilla
13. 3 May 1978 Estadio Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Uruguay ?–0 3–0 Friendly
14. 2 June 1978 Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Hungary 1–1 2–1 1978 FIFA World Cup
15. 6 June 1978 Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina   France 2–1 2–1 1978 FIFA World Cup
16. 21 June 1978 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina   Peru 4–0 6–0 1978 FIFA World Cup
17. 6–0
18. 2 June 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland   Scotland 1–0 3–1 Friendly
19. 2–0
20. 21 May 1980 Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria   Austria 2–0 5–1 Friendly
21. 16 December 1980 Estadio Olímpico de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina    Switzerland 2–0 5–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leopoldo Luque, el primer jugador que anotó cinco goles en un clásico". El Litoral. 31 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Luque, Leopoldo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 May 2017.

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