José Varacka

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José Varacka
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Personal information
Date of birth (1932-05-27)27 May 1932
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 22 October 2018(2018-10-22) (aged 86)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1960 Independiente 202 (2)
1960–1965 River Plate 146 (1)
1966 San Lorenzo 17 (0)
1967 Colo-Colo
1967 Miraflores
National team
1956–1966 Argentina 28 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1971 Gimnasia LP
1972 Boca Juniors
1973–1974 Gimnasia LP
1975 Atlanta
1975–1977 Atlético Junior
1978–1979 Gimnasia LP
1979 Millonarios
1980–1981 Atlético Junior
1981–1983 Argentinos Juniors
1983 River Plate
1984 Atlético Junior
1987–1988 Atlético Junior
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2008

José Varacka (27 May 1932 – 22 October 2018) was an Argentine football player and coach. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Career[change | change source]

Club career[change | change source]

Varacka played for three of the big five teams in Argentina. He started his career in 1952 with Independiente. In 1954 he played and scored in a famous 6–0 win over Real Madrid.[1] He joined River Plate in 1960 where he played for six seasons.

International career[change | change source]

In 1966 Varacka joined San Lorenzo de Almagro and after one season with the club he would down his career at Colo-Colo in Chile and then Miraflores in Peru.

Manager career[change | change source]

Varacka played in the 1958 and 1966 editions of the FIFA World Cup. He played in the Copa América 1956[2] and 1959.[3] He also played in the 1964 Copa de Las Naciones, played in Brazil.[4]

Varacka started his managerial career with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata in 1968. He went on to serve as the manager of Boca Juniors and River Plate.

Death[change | change source]

Varacka died on 22 October 2018 in Buenos Aires at the age of 86.[5]

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