Raúl Castronovo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castronovo and the second or maternal family name is Zanón.
Raúl Castronovo
Personal information
Full name Raúl Osvaldo Castronovo Zanón
Date of birth (1949-01-11) 11 January 1949 (age 66)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Rosario Central 63 (14)
1971 Peñarol 19 (13)
1971–1974 Nancy 79 (30)
1974–1977 Málaga 56 (20)
1977–1978 Hércules 18 (6)
1978–1979 Salamanca 26 (8)
1979–1980 Algeciras 22 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Raúl Osvaldo Castronovo Zanón (born 11 January 1949) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Castronovo began his career with local Rosario Central in 1968, but an economic crisis in 1970 prompted his move to C.A. Peñarol in Uruguay, where he became the top scorer of the 1971 edition of the Copa Libertadores, tied with Luis Artime at ten goals.[1]

After playing in Ligue 1 with AS Nancy during three seasons, Castronovo moved to Spain where he remained until the end of his career at the age of 31, representing CD Málaga, Hércules CF, UD Salamanca and Algeciras CF and competing in both La Liga and Segunda División. On 27 April 1980, whilst a free agent, he was involved in a match-fixing incident between the first and the third clubs which resulted in a two-year ban for himself, Málaga teammate Julio Orozco and Salamanca manager Felipe Mesones;[2] he retired shortly after, aged only 31.

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