Vicente de la Mata

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Vicente de la Mata
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De la Mata in 1940.
Personal information
Date of birth (1918-01-15)January 15, 1918
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Date of death August 4, 1980(1980-08-04) (aged 62)
Place of death Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
1930–1936 Central Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936 Central Córdoba
1937–1950 Independiente 362 (151)
1951–1952 Newell's Old Boys 23 (1)
National team
1937–1946 Argentina 13 (6)
Teams managed
Independiente
Deportivo Morón
Dock Sud
Central Córdoba
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vicente de la Mata (January 15, 1918 – August 4, 1980) was an Argentine football Centre forward and manager. He played most of his club career for Independiente and played for the Argentina national team between 1937 and 1946.

Playing career[edit]

De la Mata playing against River Plate in 1939.

De la Mata emerged from the youth team of Central Córdoba in 1936, he was soon signed by Independiente where he spent 14 seasons, scoring 151 goals in 362 games for the club. He was part of three championship winning teams and played alongside Antonio Sastre and Arsenio Erico. He is fondly remembered as one of the club's greatest ever players.

De la Mata played for Argentina on thirteen occasions between 1937 and 1946, scoring six goals. He played for Argentina in the Copa América on three occasions, each won by Argentina. In 1937 he scored both goals in the 2–0 win over Brazil in the final. He was also part of the squads that won the tournament in 1945 and 1946.

In 1951 he returned to Rosario to play for Newell's Old Boys and retired in 1952.

Managerial career[edit]

De La Mata went on to become a football manager, he had spells in charge of Independiente, Deportivo Morón, Dock Sud and Central Córdoba.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Independiente

International[edit]

Argentina

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