Ramón Quiroga

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Ramón Quiroga
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Personal information
Full name Ramón Quiroga Arancibia
Date of birth (1950-07-23) 23 July 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1973 Rosario Central
1973–1975 Sporting Cristal
1975–1976 Independiente
1976–1983 Sporting Cristal
1983–1984 Barcelona SC
1984–1985 CNI
1985–1986 Universitario de Deportes
National team
1977–1985 Peru 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ramón Quiroga Arancibia (born 23 July 1950 in Rosario, Argentina) is an Argentine-born Peruvian former football goalkeeper, who was nicknamed "El Loco" in Peru and "Chupete" in Argentina. He obtained 40 caps playing for the Peru national football team.[1] He began his career playing for the Argentine club Rosario Central. He is currently a youth coach for the Peruvian club Cienciano.

Quiroga is perhaps best remembered for his appearance at the 1978 FIFA World Cup in a match against Poland, when he ran all the way to the opposition half and fouled Grzegorz Lato, receiving a yellow card in the process.[2] In that tournament, he also conceded 6 goals in the match against Argentina, his birth country. As a result of this, Argentina advanced to the final over Brazil, leading to some of accusing the teams of collusion, which both teams denied.


  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (28 May 2009). "Peru - Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ "World Cup finals in goalie's hands". The Deseret News. 20 June 1978. 

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