Mario Kempes: the “Matador” It marked an era

Mario Kempes: the “Matador” It marked an era
The matador, Mario Kempes's shirt Valencia. He also played in Hercules. PHOTO: Brand

Mario Kempes It is the best striker in the history of Argentina. Speaking of the next player in our section of great players bring many memories for football fans in the late 70's and early 80's, especially fond memories bring Argentine fans and followers of Valencia CF, computer where this player, marked a real time.

The legendary Argentine striker was born in Bell Ville, Cordoba, Argentina, the 15 July 1954. It was a 9 area, with a crushing left hand and an overwhelming goalscoring ease. he had quality, speed and courage. I was always more attentive than the rest to win that second necessary to anticipate the defense apart from having a physical and athletic extraordinary conditions. Topping head, He ordered piles of balls to rival networks .

Mario Kempes, one legend valencianista

He debuted in the Primera Division Argentina 1973 and when he joined Valencia in 1976, He had already won the trophy twice top scorer in Argentina. Both with Rosario Central. In Valencia, the “Matador” He would reach their peak earning two pichichis ( seasons 1976/77 Y 1977/78) and a bright living stage regarding titles refers to the conquest of the Cup in 1979, his two goals Real Madrid and Arsenal Cup Winners Cup. Anecdotally, Valencia won the trophy on penalties and missed his Kempes but he was the top scorer of the competition.

Also during that time, the “Matador” He managed to win the European Super Cup at Nottingham Forest, European champion and most powerful team that time. He never failed to win the league during his trip. He returned to Argentina in 1981 by 300 million pesetas, to play at River Plate where he won the tournament that year.

River but could not cope with the transfer payments and paid only half virtually the transfer, which he made Kempes had to return to Valencia again. There again thrashing goals to rival 1985, year in which the “Matador” He ended a successful period in the city of Turia.

Then he went to Hercules, where he spent two seasons and began its decline to end playing middling teams in exotic countries to withdraw almost 50 years in Indonesia 1996. After, He began a very fruitful career as coach; Indonesia; Albania and Bolivia, Aside from having a position in the technical secretariat of Valencia for a while.

The Matador Kempes was the top scorer World 1978
The Matador Kempes was the top scorer World 1978


International for Argentina, juice 43 games and scored 20 goals, reaching its greatest success by winning the World 1978, held in Argentina precisely, where he was also the top scorer and Golden Boot with 6 goals. He played two more World; the previous 1974 and the 1982 in Spain. After the World, he passed the baton and 10 in zamarra ,such a Diego Armando Maradona, do not know if they will sound.

In total “Matador” played between clubs and selection 659 matches and scored 357 many, but as we said the last years of his career he played in teams of dubious level. At present Kempes It is dedicated to commenting parties, but she will always be in the Hall of Fame of the big players.

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Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol


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