Néstor Scotta

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Néstor Scotta
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Personal information
Full name Néstor Leonel Scotta
Date of birth (1948-04-07)April 7, 1948
Place of birth San Justo, Argentina
Date of death January 8, 2001(2001-01-08) (aged 52)
Place of death Caseros, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Colón de San Justo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967-1969 Unión de Santa Fe
1970-1972 River Plate 43 (10)
1973-1976 Racing Club 127 (63)
1977-1980 Deportivo Cali 107 (79)
1981 Platense 23 (4)
1982-1983 Temperley
1984 Colón de Santa Fe
1985 Estudiantes (BA)
1986 Excursionistas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Néstor Leonel Scotta (7 April 1948 - 8 January 2001) was an Argentine football striker who was twice top scorer in Copa Libertadores.

Néstor Tola Scotta was born in San Justo in 1948, he came from a footballing family, his father played for Colón de San Justo and his elder brother Héctor was an Argentina international and twice topscorer in Argentina.

Scotta began playing football with local side Colón de San Justo. In 1967 he joined Unión de Santa Fe for 600,000 pesos.[1] He played for the club until 1969 when he joined River Plate for 10,000,000 pesos.[1] He played 43 league games for River, scoring 10 goals.

In 1973 he joined Racing Club where he scored 63 goals in 127 league games.

Scotto joined Argentine manager Carlos Bilardo at Colombian side Deportivo Cali in 1977 where he was twice runner up in the Colombian league and runner up in Copa Libertadores 1977. During his time with the club he scored 79 goals in 109 games and was twice top scorer in the Copa Libertadores in 1977 and 1978.[2]

In 1981 Scotta returned to Argentina where he played for Platense scoring 4 goals in 23 appearances. In 1982 he joined Temperley where he helped them secure promotion to the Primera División. In 1983 he was part of the Temperley team that secured their best ever finish in an Argentine championship when they reached the semi-final of the Nacional where they were beaten by eventual champions Estudiantes de La Plata.

Scotta played out the remainder of his career in the lower leagues of Argentine football with Colón de Santa Fe in 1984, Estudiantes de Buenos Aires in 1985 and Excursionistas in 1986.[1]

Scotta died in a car accident on 8 January 2001 in Caseros, aged 52.[1]

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