Leopoldo Luque

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Leopoldo Luque
Personal information
Full name Leopoldo Jacinto Luque
Date of birth (1949-05-03) 3 May 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Gimnasia de Jujuy ? (?)
1969–1971 Central Norte ? (?)
1971 Unión ? (?)
1972 Rosario Central 4 (3)
1973–1975 Unión 35 (10)
1975–1980 River Plate 176 (75)
1980–1981 Unión 24 (10)
1981–1982 Racing Club 11 (2)
1983 Santos 2 (0)
1983–1984 Chacarita Juniors 11 (0)
1984 Santos ? (?)
1984–1985 Textil Mandiyú ? (?)
National team
1975–1981 Argentina 45 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leopoldo Jacinto Luque (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo xaˈsinto ˈluke]; born May 3, 1949 in Santa Fe) is a former Argentine football striker.

In a career spanning (1972–1984) he played for Unión de Santa Fe, Rosario Central, River Plate, Racing Club de Avellaneda and Chacarita Juniors. With Argentina he was 1978 World Champion, scoring four goals in the tournament, including a spectacular long distance volley against France during the first round. During that tournament, a brother died in a traffic accident on the day that Argentina played Italy. He also seriously injured his left elbow in the match against France, the second game of that championship, forcing him to miss two matches. He was back for the last three matches of the tournament, including the final against Holland. Today, Luque is sports secretary of Mendoza Province. In February 2007 he suffered a heart attack from which he is recovering.

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