Mario Kempes

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Mario Alberto Kempes
Kempes Valencia CF.jpg
Kempes playing for Valencia, circa 1982-84
Personal information
Full name Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi
Date of birth (1954-07-15) 15 July 1954 (age 67)
Place of birth Bell Ville, Argentina
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1961–1968 Club Atlético y Biblioteca Bell
1968–1969 Talleres
1969–1970 Instituto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 Instituto 13 (11)
1973–1976 Rosario Central 107 (85)
1976–1981 Valencia 142 (95)
1981–1982 River Plate 29 (15)
1982–1984 Valencia 42 (21)
1984–1986 Hércules 38 (10)
1986–1987 First Vienna 20 (7)
1987–1990 St. Pölten 96 (34)
1990–1992 Kremser SC 39 (7)
1993–1994 Pelita Jaya 18 (12)
1995 Fernández Vial 11 (5)
1996 Lushnja[1]
Total 555 (302)
National team
1973–1982 Argentina 43 (20)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Pelita Jaya
1996 Lushnja (player-manager)[1]
1997–1998 Mineros de Guayana
1999 The Strongest
2000 Blooming
2000–2001 Independiente Petrolero
2001–2002 Casarano
2002 San Fernando[2]
Honours
Representing  Argentina
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1978 Argentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo alˈβeɾto ˈkempes ˈtʃjoði]; born 15 July 1954) is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Instituto 1973 Primera División 13 11 13 11
Central 1974 Primera División 36 29 36 29
1975 49 35 49 35
1976 22 21 22 21
Total 107 85 107 85
Valencia 1976–77 La Liga 34 24 0 0 34 24
1977–78 34 28 12 11 46 39
1978–79 30 12 10 3 6 3 46 18
1979–80 32 22 2 2 9 9 43 33
1980–81 12 9 1 0 5 2 18 11
Total 142 95 25 16 20 14 187 125
River Plate 1981 Primera División 29 15 29 15
1982 0 0 0 0
Total 29 15 29 15
Valencia 1982–83 La Liga 27 13 1 0 8 0 2 0 38 13
1983–84 15 8 4 3 0 0 2 0 21 11
Total 42 21 5 3 8 0 4 0 59 24
Hércules 1984–85 La Liga 17 1 2 0 19 1
1985–86 21 9 2 1 23 10
Total 38 10 4 1 42 11
First Vienna 1986–87 Austrian Bundesliga 20 7 20 7
Sankt Pölten 1987–88 Austrian First League 32 10 32 10
1988–89 Austrian Bundesliga 29 9 29 9
1989–90 35 15 35 15
Total 96 34 96 34
Kremser SC 1990–91 Austrian Bundesliga 21 5 21 5
1991–92 18 2 18 2
Total 39 7 39 7
Fernández Vial 1995 Primera B 11 5 11 5
Pelita Jaya 1996 Liga Indonesia 15 10 15 10
Career total 552 300 34 20 28 14 618 334

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[3]
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 1973 1 0
1974 10 4
1975 4 3
1976 9 7
1977 0 0
1978 7 6
1979 0 0
1980 0 0
1981 3 0
1982 9 0
Total 43 20
Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Kempes goal.
List of international goals scored by Mario Kempes
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 April 1974 José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Romania 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2 18 May 1974 Parc des Princes, Paris, France  France 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3 22 May 1974 Wembley Stadium, London, England  England 1–2 2–2 Friendly
4 2–2
5 3 August 1975 Estadio Olímpico, Caracas, Venezuela  Venezuela 2–1 5–1 1975 Copa América
6 10 August 1975 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina  Venezuela 5–0 11–0 1975 Copa América
7 10–0
8 27 February 1976 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Brazil 2–1 2–1 Roca Cup 1976
9 20 March 1976 Central Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine  Soviet Union 1–0 1–0 Friendly
10 14 June 1978 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina  Poland 1–0 2–0 1978 FIFA World Cup
11 2–0
12 21 June 1978 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina  Peru 1–0 6–0 1978 FIFA World Cup
13 3–0
14 25 June 1978 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Netherlands 1–0 3–1 1978 FIFA World Cup Final
15 2–1

Honours[change | change source]

Valencia

River Plate

Pelita Jaya

Argentina

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "One's Kompany: just where have all the player-managers gone?". FourFourTwo. 22 May 2019. Mario Kempes - Pelita Jaya and KS Lushnja (1996) | In his early forties, Kempes chanced his arm as player-manager of Albanian side KS Lushnja. His time in the Balkans was short-lived before he endured a similar fate in Indonesia with Pelita Jaya
  2. "Kempes manager profile". BDFutbol.
  3. "Mario Kempes". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  4. "Indonesia – List of (Semi-)Professional Champions". Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  5. "FIFA World Cup Golden Ball Awards". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  6. Crépin, Timothé (2 December 2015). "Pelé devait être le recordman" (in French). France Football.
  7. South American – Player of the Century Retrieved on 3 January 2009
  8. "Golden Foot Award". Goldenfoot.com. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  9. "La Selección de Todos los Tiempos" [The Team of All Time] (in Spanish). Argentine Football Association. 4 January 2016. Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

"Research: Soccer Net USA". Soccer Net USA. Archived from the original on 16 November 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2006.

Other websites[change | change source]