Amadeo Carrizo

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Amadeo Raúl Carrizo (12 June 1926 – 20 March 2020), popularly known by his first name "Amadeo", was an Argentine football goalkeeper. He was born in Rufino, Argentina.[1] From 1945 to 1968, he played for Club Atlético River Plate.

The IFFHS ranked Carrizo as the best South American keeper of the 20th century in 1999.[2][3][4] Carrizo was named world's best goalkeeper of the 1950s by Berlin-Britz.[5]

He played for the Argentina national football team with significant success, especially against Brazil, but he also suffered a 6–1 defeat against Czechoslovakia, in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.[6] He played for the national team from 1954 to 1964.

Carrizo died at a hospital in Buenos Aires on 20 March 2020, aged 93.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Los 80 años de Amadeo Carrizo". Clarín.com (in Spanish). 12 June 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  2. "Raul Carrizo (Argentina) won the title of The Goalkeeper of the Century in South America before Jose Luis Chilavert and Ubaldo Fillol." https://iffhs.de/iffhs-history-south-america-player-of-the-century-1900-1999/ Archived 2019-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/iffhs-century.html#samkoy
  4. "The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) chose him as the "Best South American Goalkeeper of the twentieth century.""http://www.conmebol.com/en/content/river-plate-pays-tribute-amadeo-carrizo
  5. "Messi and Ronaldo: Equal!". UPL. 8 November 2017. Archived from the original on 28 January 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  6. "World Cup 1958". rsssf.com. rec.sport.soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  7. Levinsky, Sergio (20 March 2020). "Murió Amadeo Carrizo". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 March 2020.