Mario Boyé

Mario Emilio Heriberto Boyé Auterio (30 July 1922 – 21 July 1992) was an Argentine footballer. A powerful winger or striker, he played for Boca Juniors, Racing Club de Avellaneda and Huracán in Argentina, Genoa in Italy and Millonarios in Colombia.

Mario Boyé
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Boyé while playing for Boca Juniors in the 1940s
Personal information
Full name Mario Emilio Heriberto Boyé Auterio
Date of birth (1922-07-30)July 30, 1922
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death July 21, 1992(1992-07-21) (aged 69)
Position(s) Winger/Striker
Youth career
1936–1941 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1949 Boca Juniors 190 (108)
1949 Genoa 18 (12)
1950 Millonarios
1950–1953 Racing Club 84 (33)
1954 Huracán 20 (7)
1955 Boca Juniors 18 (5)
National team
1945–1951 Argentina 17 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 2007

Nicknamed El Atómico (The Atomic One), he started playing in the youth division of Boca Juniors to debut in first division on 8 June 1941 in the victory against Independiente, and scoring his first goal a week later against Huracán. With Boca he won the 1943 and 1944 Argentine leagues, and was the league's top-scorer in 1946 with 24 goals. He moved to Italy where he became "Il Matadore" (The Killer), but returned to Argentina four seasons later. After winning the 1951 league with Racing and playing one season for Huracán, he returned to Boca to retire a year later. He played 228 matches for Boca in all competitions, scoring 124 goals.[1]
He was the top scorer in the Copa del Atlántico 1947 with 5 goals, a non-CONMEBOL tournament which is considered one of the precursors of the Copa Libertadores.[2]

National teamEdit

Boyé played for the Argentina national team between 1945 and 1951. He was on the Argentine teams that won the Copa América three times, in 1945,[3] 1946[4] and 1947.[5]

After retirementEdit

Boyé had a brief spell in charge of Boca Juniors in 1961. In 1963 former Boca Juniors player Mario Boyé and former San Lorenzo de Almagro player René Pontoni, brothers-in-law who had both been members of Argentine national teams, set up a pizzeria in Belgrano, Buenos Aires, La Guitarrita , still run by Pontoni's grandson as of 2014.[6]


  1. ^ "Mario Boyè". Retrieved 1 November 2007.[dead link]
  2. ^ Atlantico 1947 at rsssf
  3. ^ Copa América 1945 at rsssf
  4. ^ Copa América 1946 at rsssf
  5. ^ Copa América 1947 at rsssf
  6. ^ La Guitarrita Web page Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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