Mario Cabrera

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Mario Cabrera
Personal information
Full name Luis Mario Cabrera Molina
Date of birth (1956-07-09) 9 July 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth La Rioja, Argentina
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Huracán
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1978 Huracán 61 (19)
1978–1980 Castellón 73 (27)
1980–1986 Atlético Madrid 111 (41)
1986–1988 Cádiz 73 (17)
1988–1990 Castellón 55 (7)
Total 373 (111)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cabrera and the second or maternal family name is Molina.

Luis Mario Cabrera Molina (born 9 July 1956) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

He played almost his entire career in Spain – twelve seasons in representation of three teams, mainly Atlético Madrid.

Football career[edit]

Cabrera was born in La Rioja. He started his career in his country with Club Atlético Huracán in 1975, scoring 19 goals in two years. In 1978 he moved to Spain, starting out with CD Castellón in its second division.

For the 1980–81 season Cabrera joined Atlético Madrid, but struggled for most of his stay there, overshadowed by Mexican Hugo Sánchez. Eventually the pair complemented itself, combining for 33 La Liga goals in the 1984–85 campaign as the capital side finished second and won the Copa del Rey; after Sánchez's departure to Real Madrid he played even more, and started in the following year's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, lost to FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Towards the end of his career, Cabrera played for Cádiz CF and had a second spell with Castellón (helping it promote to the top level in his first year), retiring at 34 with 209 matches and 63 goals in Spain's main division.

Honours[edit]

Season Team Title
1984–85 Spain Atlético Madrid Copa del Rey
1985 Spain Atlético Madrid Supercopa de España
1985–86 Spain Atlético Madrid Runner-up UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1988–89 Spain Castellón Segunda División

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