Carlos Alberto Raffo

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Carlos Alberto Raffo
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Raffo
Date of birth (1926-04-10)April 10, 1926
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death September 18, 2013(2013-09-18) (aged 87)
Place of death Guayaquil, Ecuador
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1952 Platense
1952–1954 Argentina de Quito
1954–1963 Emelec (132)
1964 Everest (6)
1965 9 de Octubre (7)
National team
1959–1963 Ecuador 13 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2008.

Carlos Alberto Raffo (April 10, 1926 – September 18, 2013) was an Argentine football striker who played international football for Ecuador. He had health conditions and died at a Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador at age of 87.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Raffo started his playing career with Club Atlético Platense in Argentina. In 1952 he moved to Ecuador to play for Argentina de Quito (now Deportivo Quito). In 1954 he joined Emelec where he would play many seasons, scoring 132 goals. In his later years he played for Everest and 9 de Octubre.

Raffo is considered to be one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of the Ecuadorian football, but the precise number of goals he scored will probably never be known, due to poor record keeping in the early 1950s.

International career[edit]

Raffo played international football for Ecuador between 1959 and 1963, he scored 10 goals in 13 games for his adoptive country.[2] He was the top scorer in the Copa América in 1963. He is the only Ecuador player ever to achieve this feat to date.


Season Team Title
1956 Emelec Copa Guayaquil
1957 Emelec Campeonato Ecuatoriano
1957 Emelec Copa Guayaquil
1961 Emelec Campeonato Ecuatoriano
1962 Emelec Copa Guayaquil