Alfredo Rojas

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For the footballer born 1991, see Alfredo Rojas (Peruvian footballer).
Alfredo Rojas
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Hugo Rojas Delinge
Date of birth (1937-02-20) February 20, 1937 (age 78)
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Lanús 58 (41)
1958–1959 Celta Vigo 7 (1)
1959–1961 Real Betis 47 (18)
1961 River Plate 3 (2)
1962–1964 Gimnasia de La Plata 81 (35)
1964–1968 Boca Juniors 102 (46)
1969 Universidad Católica
National team
1958–1966 Argentina 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 28, 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alfredo Hugo "El Tanque" Rojas Delinge (born February 20, 1937 in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province) is a former professional Argentine football player.

Rojas started playing with Club Atlético Lanús in 1958, but his participation in the 1958 FIFA World Cup opened him a door to Europe. He joined Celta Vigo in mid-1959, but the club were relegated, Rojas moved on to play for Real Betis in 1959.

Alfredo Rojas returned to Argentina after signing for Club Atlético River Plate, but he spent most of the time sitting on the bench. It was not until 1962, when he move to Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, that El Tanque gained some importance in the Argentine football, scoring 17 goals. After another season with the team from La Plata, Rojas was transferred to Boca Juniors.

El Tanque[1] Rojas played 4 seasons with Boca Juniors, winning the 1965 Argentine Championship, and becoming one of the most important and beloved Boca players of the 1960s[citation needed]. From 1964 to 1968 he played 102 league matches, scoring 46 goals.

In 1968 the Boca Juniors gave Rojas a free transfer to move to Chilean Universidad Católica, where he ended his career.

With the Argentina national football team, he played in the 1958 and 1966 FIFA World Cup, and won the 1964 Nations Cup (Copa de las Naciones).


Season Club Title
1965 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina


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