Carlos Desiderio Peucelle (September 13, 1908 – April 1, 1990) was an Argentine football player that played inside right/wing and is considered one of Argentina's most technical players in their history as well as being the catalyst for starting "La Maquina" with River Plate who went on to dominate football in South America in the 1940s.
Playing career 
Peucelle played first team football for San Telmo and Sportivo Buenos Aires before joining Argentine giants River Plate for a fee of 10,000 pesos.
Peucelle played for River from 1931 to 1941 (407 matches and scored 143 goals). During this time "Los Millonarios" were champions of Argentina on 4 occasions; 1932, 1936, 1937 and 1941.
Peucelle also played for the Argentina national football team he was in the squad of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, where he scored three goals, and played in the final match against Uruguay, which Argentina lost 2-4.
Peucelle was part of two Copa América winning squads, in 1929 and 1937.
Peucelle played a total of 59 games for Argentina scoring 12 goals.
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Coaching career 
After he retired, he was chief managers of several teams throughout Latin America. These included; Deportivo Cali in Colombia, Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica, Sporting Cristal in Peru and Olimpia in Paraguay. Peucelle also managed River Plate and San Lorenzo in Argentina.
- Peucelle established the first soccer school in Colombia.
- Peucele is credited as being on of the creators of "La Máquina" (The Machine), the all conquering River Plate team of the 1940s. In fact he wrote a book entitled "Futbol Todotiempo e Historia de La Máquina" (Football the times and history of "La Máquina")
- Peucelle gained the nickname "El Primer Millonario" because of his big money transfer from Sportivo Buenos Aires.
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