Miguel Ángel Loayza

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Miguel Loayza
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Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Loayza Ríos
Date of birth (1940-06-21)21 June 1940
Place of birth Loreto, Peru
Date of death 19 October 2017(2017-10-19) (aged 77)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Ciclista Lima
1959–1960 FC Barcelona 0 (0)
1961–1963 Boca Juniors 21 (7)
1964 Rosario Central 18 (4)
1965 Huracán 29 (6)
1966 River Plate (17)
1967–1968 Huracán 46 (25)
1969–1971 Deportivo Cali 52 (25)
National team
1959 Peru 7 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miguel Ángel Loayza Ríos (21 June 1940 – 19 October 2017) was a football midfielder from Peru. He played for several clubs, notably Argentine clubs Huracán, Boca Juniors and River Plate as well as Colombian club Deportivo Cali.[1] He was famous for his short passing, creativity and excellent dribbling ability, nicknamed "El Maestrito" (The Teacher small) in Argentina and "El Mago" (The magician) in Colombia.

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