Andrés Mack

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Andrés Mack
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Mack with the Alumni uniform
Personal information
Full name Andrés Arturo Mack
Date of birth (1876-11-12)12 November 1876
Place of birth Canberra, Australia
Date of death 6 October 1936(1936-10-06) (aged 59)
Place of death Vicente López, Argentina
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1900–11 Alumni
National team
? Argentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrés Arturo Mack (sometimes nicknamed Colorado - "Red hair" in Spanish) (Canberra, 12 November 1876 – Vicente López, 6 October 1936) was an Australian born (then naturalized Argentine) footballer who played as midfielder. Mack spent his entire career with Alumni (where he won 20 titles) and the Argentina national team.

Biography[edit]

Mack arrived to Argentina in 1894 after graduating in Bachelor of Arts at the University of Cambridge. He primarily worked as teacher of both disciplines, mathematics and sports, at the Buenos Aires English High School, the institution founded and directed by Argentine football pioneer Alexander Watson Hutton.

Apart from teaching at the School, Mack played for legendary team Alumni since 1900 until its dissolution in 1911. He also played for the Argentina national team in the first match ever recorded against Uruguay on 16 May 1901.

In 1914 Mack returned Europe while the World War I was happening. He joined Royal Army Medical Corps but he had to abandon the activity after being injured in battle. Mack returned to Buenos Aires, where he continued teaching until his death.

Titles[edit]

(All of them won with Alumni):

National[edit]

International[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alumni, Cuna de Campeones y Escuela de Hidalguía by Ernesto Escobar Bavio, Editorial Difusión of Buenos Aires (1953)