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This is a list of all the South American Soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

Vélez Sarsfield stadium in Liniers, Buenos Aires

Velez Sarsfield: El Fortín (The Fort)

Velez Sarsfield is living proof that with hard work and self-belief, anything is possible. In the space of just a couple of years in the early 1990s, the Buenos Aires outfit went from being a modest club side to conquering …

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Rene Higuita is captured making a save with a scorpion kick

Rene Higuita: Colombia’s Goalscoring Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper Rene Higuita was an inspired, eccentric, and trailblazing player who played for several South American club teams and the Colombian national team. Although he is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers to wear the gloves in Colombia, he is …

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Estudiantes de La Plata players celebrating a goal

Estudiantes de La Plata: The Los Pincharratas

After waiting more than fifty years, Estudiantes de La Plata won their first domestic and international trophies. This represented a watershed moment in Argentinian soccer, as El Pincha becomes the first of the country’s “lesser lights” to make a mark …

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Charles Miller: Who Bought Soccer To Brazil

The grave of Charles Miller lies more or less hidden in the corner of a Sao Paulo cemetery. No plaques denote this man’s impact on Brazil’s rich cultural history, no sign to remind visitors that he was even that important. …

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Marta Vieira da Silva playing for Brazil and wearing the captains armband

Marta Vieira da Silva: The Brazilian Striker

Everyone has their own opinion on the Lionel Messi vs. Ronaldo saga, which has raged on for many years. These days, even those who believe that players like Salah, Coutinho, and Neymar should be involved in that debate. But what …

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Alberto Garcia Aspe standing for the mexico national anthem

Alberto Garcia Aspe: 109 Appearances For Mexico

A committed player with an exquisite left foot, Alberto Garcia Aspe is a symbolic figure in Mexican soccer. Fourteen years an international, he made 109 appearances for his country, scoring 21 goals and appearing in three World Cups. Now a …

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Francisco Varallo carried off the pitch by Boca Juniors fans

Francisco Varallo: Boca Juniors And Argentina Forward

Francisco Varallo was the last surviving player from the 1930 World Cup who died at 100 years old in 2010. Known as Pancho, he played for the Argentine national team from 1930 to 1937 and was a member of Argentina’s …

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Cesar Luis Menotti Receiving An Argentina Shirt In A Press Conference

Cesar Luis Menotti: Raised Argentina’s Game To New Levels

Argentine soccer, recognized among the finest globally, owes its lofty standing in no small measure to Cesar Luis Menotti. The arrival of El Flaco (‘The Thin One’), as he was known from an early age, was a turning point in …

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Ladislao Mazurkiewicz: One Of The Top Exponents Of His Art

Goalkeeper Ladislao Mazurkiewicz played for Uruguay in the 1950s and 1960s. His father was Polish, and his mother was Spanish. Despite being of Polish ancestry, he never visited Poland and did not know Polish. In addition, he was small for …

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Luis Cubilla soccer player

Luis Cubilla: Won 33 Major Trophies As Player And Manager

Luis Cubilla was an Uruguayan soccer player and soccer manager. Cubilla won 16 major titles during his playing career. Afterward, he went on to achieve 17 major trophies as a manager in South American football. Born in Paysandu, Uruguay, on …

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