Luis Eyzaguirre

Luis Armando Eyzaguirre Silva (born 22 June 1939), also known as Fifo, is a former Chilean football player. He played right back in the Universidad de Chile football team known as the Ballet Azul, with which he won five national championships.

Luis Eyzaguirre
30-05-2012 50 años del Mundial de Fútbol de 1962 - Luis Eyzaguirre.jpg
Eyzaguirre in 2012
Personal information
Full name Luis Armando Eyzaguirre Silva
Date of birth (1939-06-22) 22 June 1939 (age 83)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956-1967 Universidad de Chile 230 (25)
Total 230 (25)
International career


70 (3)
Men's football
Representing  Chile
FIFA World Cup
Third place 1962 Chile
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He played in 1959 Copa América[2] and in the FIFA World Cup he achieved third place with the Chilean national selection for the 1962 FIFA World Cup and was one of the players involved in the Battle of Santiago incident during the Group 2 match between Chile and Italy. He played one match in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[3] He was considered one of the best right back of his time, next to the Brazilian Djalma Santos. He played 39 matches for his country between 1959 and 1966.[4] He was one of the players invited by FIFA to play in a commemorative game celebrating the centennial anniversary of football.



  1. ^ "Luis Eyzaguirre".
  2. ^ 1959 Copa América squads at rsssf
  3. ^ Luis EyzaguirreFIFA competition record (archived)
  4. ^ Chile record international footballers at rsssf