Néstor Combin

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Nestor Combin
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-12-29) December 29, 1940 (age 74)
Place of birth Las Rosas, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Colón de San Lorenzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1964 Lyon 131 (78)
1964–1965 Juventus 24 (7)
1965–1966 Varese 16 (7)
1966–1968 Torino 82 (27)
1968–1970 Milan 50 (12)
1970–1973 Metz 59 (34)
1973–1975 Red Star 64 (39)
Total 426 (204)
National team
1964–1968 France 8 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Néstor Combin, (born December 29, 1940 in Las Rosas, Argentina) is an Argentine former football player who spent most of his professional career in France. He was striker, mainly with Olympique Lyonnais and France national team.

In a game between A.C. Milan and Argentine side Estudiantes for the 1969 Intercontinental Cup, Combin's nose was broken by a rival elbow. When he was leaving the stadium he was arrested, charged with desertion.[1] With international pressure rising, he was released.

Club career[edit]

Combin scored 117 goals in French Ligue 1 championship, 68 with Olympique Lyonnais.

He was one of the first French internationals who played abroad in Italian Serie A. He won several titles there, including Coppa Italia (Italian Cup) with Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C. and the European/South American Cup with A.C. Milan.

He played 38 games with Juventus F.C. (10 goals).

International career[edit]

He has 8 caps with the France national team, obtained between 1964 and 1968, and scored four goals.

He played during the Football World Cup 1966.



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