Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha (9 July 1926, Lanús – 31 July 2010) was an Argentine football defender and coach. He was the captain of the Argentina national team that won the 1957 Copa América and earned the nickname "Don Pedro del Area". As a manager he won the Copa Libertadores twice and league championships in four different countries.
Playing career [ edit ]
Quilmes Atlético Club in 1945, and in 1947 he made his debut for the first team. He was part of the squad that won the Primera B championship and promotion to the Argentine Primera in 1949. he played with the club until 1951, making a total of 141 appearances.
In 1952, Dellacha joined
Racing Club where he went on to make 184 appearances and help the club to win the 1958 league championship.
In 1953, he appeared in the film "El hijo del crack".
Dellacha played 35 times for the
Argentina national team between 1953 and 1958. he played in three editions of the [2 ] Copa América winning the tournament twice in 1955 and 1957. In 1957 he was the captain of the team and was awarded the Olimpia de Oro for his role in leading them to victory. He also played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.
Dellacha finished his playing career in
Mexico with Club Necaxa.
Managerial career [ edit ]
Dellacha went on to become a successful football manager, he won league titles in four different countries (Argentina,
Uruguay, Colombia and Peru) and led Independiente to two Copa Libertadores championships in 1972 and 1975.
Honours [ edit ]
As a player [ edit ]
As a manager [ edit ]
Peruvian Primera División: 1992
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