Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha (9 July 1926, Lanús – 31 July 2010) was an Argentine football defender and coach. He was the captain of the Argentina national team that won the 1957 Copa América and earned the nickname "Don Pedro del Area". As a manager, he won the Copa Libertadores twice and league championships in four countries.
Dellacha in 1952 when playing for Racing Club
|Full name||Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha|
|Date of birth||9 July 1926|
|Place of birth||Lanús, Argentina|
|Date of death||31 July 2010(aged 84)|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1965||Ferro Carril Oeste|
|1972–1973||Celta de Vigo|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008|
Dellacha joined Quilmes Atlético Club in 1945, and in 1947 he made his debut for the first team. He was part of the squad that won the Primera B championship and promotion to the Argentine Primera in 1949. he played with the club until 1951, making a total of 141 appearances.
In 1953, he appeared in the film "El hijo del crack".
Dellacha played 35 times for the Argentina national team between 1953 and 1958. he played in three editions of the Copa América winning the tournament twice in 1955 and 1957. In 1957 he was the captain of the team and was awarded the Olimpia de Oro for his role in leading them to victory. He also played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.
Dellacha went on to become a successful football manager, he won league titles in four countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Peru) and led Independiente to two Copa Libertadores championships in 1972 and 1975.
As a playerEdit
- Copa MX: 1959–60
As a managerEdit
- Categoría Primera A: 1978