Oscar Más

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Oscar Más
Oscar Mas 1969.jpg
Mas in 1969, during his first run on River Plate.
Personal information
Full name Oscar Antonio Más
Date of birth (1946-10-29) October 29, 1946 (age 67)
Place of birth Villa Ballester, Argentina
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Mariano Moreno de Junín
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1973 River Plate 309 (169)
1973–1974 Real Madrid 24 (11)
1974–1977 River Plate 73 (29)
1977–1978 América de Cali 68 (38)
1979 Quilmes 7 (3)
1980–1981 Defensores de Belgrano 57 (40)
1982 Sarmiento 18 (6)
1982 Mariano Moreno 14 (7)
1983 El Porvenir
1984 Defensores de Belgrano
1985 Huracán Las Heras de Mendoza 8 (1)
1986–1987 Talleres (RE) 5 (2)
National team
1965–1972 Argentina 37 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Oscar Más (born October 29, 1946) is an Argentine former football striker. He played the majority of his career for River Plate, and is the club's second highest goalscorer of all-time.

He was born in the city of Villa Ballester in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina. He made his debut in the Argentine First Division at the age of 17 in 1964, with River Plate. He would go on to win two titles with River Plate, both the titles contested in 1975. He was twice the top scorer in the Argentine Primera and once top scorer in the Copa Libertadores. In total, he scored 199 goals in 382 games for River, being their second-most prolific scorer behind Angel Labruna.

Más also played for Real Madrid for a spell, América de Cali in Colombia, Quilmes, Sarmiento, Mariano Moreno, El Porvenir, Defensores de Belgrano, Huracán Las Heras de Mendoza and Talleres de Remedios de Escalada in Argentina.

By the end of his career he had scored 215 goals in 329 games in the Argentine Primera, making him the 7th highest scoring player since the professional era began in 1931.

National team[edit]

Más represented Argentina on 37 occasions between 1965 and 1972 including at the 1966 World Cup. He scored 10 goals in his international career.

Investigative journalism and lawsuit for fraud[edit]

On Monday June 29, 2009, Oscar Más was convicted to a six months suspended sentence for fraud, during an abbreviated trial after being arrested the previous day while he was voting in a San Isidro school, in the northern area of Greater Buenos Aires, on the occasion of the parliamentary elections of June 2009. The former player had an arrest warrant for breaking legal action under a suspension of trial by which he was benefited on a fraud lawsuit, as legal sources stated.[1]

Más was arrested in a police station and was transferred the next day to the warden of the Palace of Justice to appear before the Oral Criminal Court No. 7 that sought his arrest, by judges Daniel Morin, Gustavo Valle and Juan Giúdice Bravo. The detention order was made because he did not comply with probation that justice had issued on December 2006 to not to go to trial because of the complaint against him.[1]

The former player should have reported periodically to the Board of Trustees of the Freed, which he failed to do, and he wasn't located in the home that he had fixed so the court declared his rebellion and ordered his arrest. However, until the decision is final, he shall remain free.[1]

On its issue of Friday July 10, 2009, the investigative news program Documentos América, issued by the channel América TV, revealed a hidden camera which presented Oscar Más demanding money from parents of children, in exchange for providing the latest a precarious training and eventual admission to the lower divisions of River Plate.[2]

Honours[edit]

Season Club Title
Nacional 1975 River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Metropolitano 1975 River Plate Primera Division Argentina

Topscorer awards[edit]

Season Club Title
Metropolitano 1970 River Plate Primera División Argentina topscorer
1970 River Plate Copa Libertadores de América Topscorer
Metropolitano 1973 River Plate PrimeraDivisión Argentina topscorer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c <<Condenaron a Oscar "Pinino" Más por estafa luego de ser detenido ayer cuando votaba>> Yahoo Deportes México, transcripción de un cable de la agencia periodística DyN, 29-06-2009.
  2. ^ <<"Documentos América" escrachó a Oscar "Pinino" Mas>> Primicias Ya, 12-07-2009.

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