Omar Sívori

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Omar Sívori
1963 Omar Sívori (cropped).jpg
Sívori with Juventus in 1963
Personal information
Full name Enrique Omar Sívori
Date of birth (1935-10-02)2 October 1935
Place of birth San Nicolás, Argentina
Date of death 17 February 2005(2005-02-17) (aged 69)
Place of death San Nicolás, Argentina
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
0000–1957 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1957 River Plate 63 (29)
1957–1965 Juventus 215 (135)
1965–1969 Napoli 63 (12)
Total 341 (176)
National team
1956–1957 Argentina 19 (9)
1961–1962 Italy 9 (8)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Rosario Central
1972 Estudiantes de La Plata
1972–1973 Argentina
1979 Racing Club de Avellaneda
1983 Toronto Italia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Enrique Omar Sívori (Spanish: [enˈrike oˈmaɾ ˈsiβoɾi], Italian: [ˈɔːmar ˈsiːvori]; 2 October 1935 – 17 February 2005) is a former Argentine-Italian football player. He has played for Argentina national team and Italy national team.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[1]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
River Plate 1954 Primera División 16 8 16 8
1955 23 11 23 11
1956 23 10 23 10
1957 1 0 1 0
Total 63 29 63 29
Juventus 1957–58 Serie A 32 22 8 9 - 40 31
1958–59 24 15 3 5 2 3 29 23
1959–60 31 28 4 3 0 0 35 31
1960–61 27 25 1 2 1 1 29 28
1961–62 25 13 0 0 5 2 30 15
1962–63 33 16 4 3 1 1 38 20
1963–64 28 13 2 1 4 0 34 14
1964–65 15 3 1 1 3 2 19 6
Total 215 135 23 24 16 9 317 168
Napoli 1965–66 Serie A 33 7 33 7
1966–67 20 2 20 2
1967–68 7 2 7 2
1968–69 3 1 3 1
Total 63 12 63 12
Career total 341 175 23 24 16 9 380 208

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 1956 13 6
1957 6 3
Total 19 9
Italy 1961 5 8
1962 4 0
Total 9 8
Scores and results list Argentina's and Italy's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Sívori goal.
List of international goals scored by Omar Sívori
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
Argentina goals
1 18 March 1956 Mexico City, Mexico  Brazil 2–2 1956 Pan American Championship
2 17 March 1957 Lima, Peru  Ecuador 3–0 1957 South American Championship
3 28 March 1957 Lima, Peru  Chile 6–2 1957 South American Championship
4 6 April 1957 Lima, Peru  Peru 1–2 1957 South American Championship
Italy goals
1 25 April 1961 Bologna, Italy  Northern Ireland 3–2 Friendly
2 24 May 1961 Rome, Italy  England 2–3 Friendly
3 15 June 1961 Florence, Italy  Argentina 4–1 Friendly
4 4 November 1961 Turin, Italy  Israel 6–0 FIFA World Cup 1962 qualification

Honours[change | change source]

Sívori receives the 1961 Ballon d'Or

River Plate

Juventus

Napoli

Argentina

Individual

Filmography[change | change source]

Sívori played the part of himself, in two Italian films.[5]

Quotes[change | change source]

  • Giampiero Boniperti: "Playing alongside him was pure fun. Charles was the target man, while Omar used the space to put defenders in trouble. He used to play with socks down around his ankles, without any kind of protection, to show he wasn't scared of defenders. He had an incredible winning mentality."[6]
  • John Charles: "With Sivori, it was the classic big man-little man partnership. Sivori had huge skill and it was a joy to play with a player as good as he was."
  • Marcello Lippi: "Whenever we were talking about Juventus, his eyes brightened up."[6]
  • Humberto Maschio: "He was amazing. A first-class dribbler who had speed and the ability to surprise at any moment."[7]
  • Roberto Bettega: "He was like an older brother for me. He was my idol when I was a kid and then we became close friends. He was one of the best players in the history of football."[6]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Played only once between Argentina and the Liga Metropolitana de Rio de Janeiro (metropolitan league of Rio de Janeiro) in a single match.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Omar Sívori". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  3. Copa Raúl Colombo by Héctor Pelayes at the RSSSF.com
  4. Roberto Di Maggio; Igor Kramarsic; Alberto Novello (11 June 2015). "Italy - Serie A Top Scorers". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. IMBD.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 UEFA.com Archived 4 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. "Argentinian legend Enrique Omar Sivori dies at age of 69". Taipei Times. 10 April 2013.

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