Héctor Scarone

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Héctor Scarone
Personal information
Full name Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta
Date of birth (1898-11-26)26 November 1898
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 4 April 1967(1967-04-04) (aged 68)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Inside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1917–1926 Nacional 115 (108)
1926–1927 Barcelona 18 (17)
1927–1931 Nacional 45 (39)
1931–1932 Inter 14 (7)
1932–1934 Palermo 54 (13)
1934–1939 Nacional 31 (16)
Total 277 (200)
National team
1917–1932 Uruguay 52 (31)
Teams managed
1947–1948 Millonarios
1951–1952 Real Madrid
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta (26 November 1898 – 4 April 1967) was a Uruguayan football striker. He was from 1930 to 2011 the all-time leading scorer with 31 goals in 52 games between 1917 and 1930 for the Uruguayan national team.

Club career[edit]

At club level, Scarone spent most of his career with Nacional, with whom he won the Uruguayan championship eight times. He scored a total of 301 goals for the club in 369 appearances.

He also played for Spanish side FC Barcelona, and Inter Milan and Palermo in Italy.

National team[edit]

He won the South American Championship four times: in 1917, 1923, 1924, and 1926, and the Olympic gold medal twice: in 1924 and 1928.

At the age of 19, he scored the goal that gave Uruguay the title at the 1917 South American Championship, in the final against Argentina, his fourth international match.

Scarone finished his international career by leading Uruguay to the 1930 FIFA World Cup, and although his international career ended that same year, the 31 goals in 52 matches (actually 52, but 21 goals were in unofficial matches) he scored for his country stood until as of 2011 as the national record.


Club Nacional


Managerial career and later life[edit]

After retiring as a player, Scarone became a football coach. He was manager of Nacional and Real Madrid in the 1950s. He died in 1967 in Montevideo, aged 68.


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