René Houseman

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René Houseman
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René Houseman (right) with Italian defender Tarcisio Burgnich at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
Personal information
Full name René Orlando Houseman
Date of birth (1953-07-19) 19 July 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth La Banda, Argentina
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Defensores de Belgrano 38 (16)
1973–1980 Huracán 266 (108)
1981 River Plate 12 (1)
1982 Colo-Colo 18 (3)
1983 Amazulu ? (?)
1984 Independiente 3 (0)
1985 Excursionistas 1 (0)
National team
1973–1979 Argentina 55 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

René Orlando Houseman (born 19 July 1953) is a retired Argentine footballer, who played as a right winger.


Houseman played for Defensores de Belgrano, Huracán, River Plate, Colo-Colo (in Chile), Amazulu (in South Africa), Independiente and Excursionistas.

During his international career he also played for Argentina, and participated at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where he scored three goals. His greatest achievement in football was being a member of the 1978 FIFA World Cup winning team and scoring in the 6-0 win over Peru. His career was cut short due to problems with alcoholism, with which he has been struggling for most of his life.[1]


Season Team Title
1975 Argentina Copa Newton
1976 Argentina Copa Newton
1976 Argentina Copa Felix Bogado
1976 Argentina Copa Lipton
1976 Argentina Copa Ramon Castilla
1978 Argentina FIFA World Cup
1978 Argentina Copa Ramon Castilla
1972 Defensores de Belgrano Primera C
1973 Huracán Metropolitano
1984 Independiente Copa Libertadores

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