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Pedro Bonifacio Suárez Pérez, commonly known as Arico Suárez (Gran Canaria, Spain, 5 June 1908 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 April 1979), was a Spanish-Argentine football left half who played for Boca Juniors where he won five league championships and for the Argentina national team, including appearances at the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930, making him the only Canary Islander to play in the World Cup[1] until David Silva and Pedro won the World Cup for Spain in 2010.

Pedro Suárez
Arico Suárez.jpg
Suárez with Boca Juniors
Personal information
Full name Pedro Bonifacio Suárez Pérez
Date of birth (1908-06-05)5 June 1908
Place of birth Santa Brígida, Gran Canaria, Spain
Date of death 18 April 1979(1979-04-18) (aged 70)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Left-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1930 Ferro Carril Oeste
1930–1942 Boca Juniors 311 (1)
National team
1930–1940 Argentina 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit


Suárez was born in Santa Brígida (Gran Canaria) but emigrated to Argentina with his parents at a young age. He began his playing career in 1926 with Ferro Carril Oeste where he played until his transfer to Boca Juniors in 1930.

In his first season with Boca, Suárez was part of the team that won the 1930 league championship. Over the following decade he won afurther four league championships in 1931, 1934, 1935 and 1940. He also won the Copa Ibarguren in 1940. Arico made a total of 335 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal which came in a 2-2 draw with Platense on 6 August 1933.


Suárez made his international debut for Argentina during the 1930 FIFA World Cup, he would go on to make a total of 12 appearances for the Argentina national team between 1930 and 1940.



  1. ^ Los 100 años de Arico Suárez at La Provincia ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)

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