Luis Artime (born 2 December 1938) is an Argentine former footballer, who played as a striker, and scored more than 1,000 goals during his career.[5] His son Luis Fabián Artime is also a retired Argentine footballer who played in the 1990s.

Luis Artime
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Artime with Palmeiras in 1969
Personal information
Full name Luis Artime
Date of birth (1938-12-02) 2 December 1938 (age 84)
Place of birth Parque Civit, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1962 Atlanta 67 (50)
1963–1966 River Plate 80 (70)
1967–1968 Independiente 72 (45)
1968–1969 Palmeiras[1][2] 16 (11)
1969–1972 Nacional 56 (61)
1972 Fluminense[3] 5 (0)
1973–1974 Nacional 10 (4)
Total 306 (241)
International career
1961–1967[4] Argentina 25 (24)
Managerial career
1975 Atlético Tucumán
1979–1980 Atlanta
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Artime was born in Parque Civit in Mendoza Province. He had a remarkably successful career in club football, he was top scorer four times in the Argentine league, three times in the Uruguayan league and once in the Copa Libertadores. He won one Argentine league title, three Uruguayan league titles and the Copa Libertadores in 1971.

Artime started his career at Club Atlético Atlanta but in 1962 he was transferred to Argentine giants River Plate where he became the top scorer in Argentina on three occasions.[6] In 1966 he moved to Independiente where he helped the team to win the Nacional 1967, he was also topscorer in the tournament.

In 1969, he moved to Brazil to play for Palmeiras, but he did not stay long, and soon left to join Nacional of Uruguay. His first spell at Nacional was the most productive of his career; he won three Urugauyan league titles in a row, topscoring in each tournament, and in 1971 he helped the team to win the Copa Libertadores.

In 1972, he tried his luck in Brazil for a second time, but returned to Nacional in Uruguay after only one season at Fluminense. His second spell at Nacional was overshadowed by the successes of eternal rivals Peñarol. Artime retired from football in 1974.

International careerEdit

Playing for the Argentina national football team, Artime scored 24 goals in 25 caps, making him Argentina's 8th highest goalscorer to date. His strike rate of 0.96 goals per game for Argentina also makes him one of the most prolific goalscorers in Argentine international football. He played at the 1966 FIFA World Cup and at the South American Championship 1967, where he was the top goalscorer.






National TeamEdit




  1. ^ " - Acervo". Acervo Estadão (in Brazilian Portuguese).
  2. ^ [1] Fut80 (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ "Jornal dos Sports". Biblioteca Nacional Digital (in Portuguese).
  4. ^ "Luis Artime – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  5. ^ "Legends section of Independiente's web-site". Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  6. ^ RSSSF Topscorers in Argentina