Perfumo was born in Sarandí and his first approach to football was to play in his neighborhood team, named "Pulqui". In 1960 he debuted at the 5th. division of River Plate. Perfumo then became player of Racing Club, where he debuted in January 1964 in a match against Flamengo played at Santiago, Chile.
Roberto Perfumo is currently sport analiyst in ESPN LatinAmérica in the program called Hablemos de Fútbol presented by Raúl Taquini or Enrique Sacco . Are broadcast Live from Monday to Friday at 21:00 on ESPN + and ESPN + HD (In the following feeds: North, South, Center, Eastern and Western). Roberto Perfumo is a currently sports commentator in matches of Summer Tournament in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil, El Salvador and Puerto Rico, main matches of Ligue 1, Primera B Nacional (except Argentina in parts of Latin América are broadcast live vía ESPN +), Audi Cup, South American Under-20 Championship, SanCor Cup and UEFA Champions League Under-20.