Carlos Lett

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Carlos Lett
Carlos Lett.jpg
Lett during his tenure on Alumni.
Personal information
Full name Carlos Arturo Lett
Date of birth November 4, 1885
Place of birth Argentina
Date of death March 8, 1956
Place of death Granby, Quebec, Canada
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1905–11 Alumni
National team
1905–11 Argentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlos Arturo Lett (November 4, 1885 - March 8, 1956) was an Argentine footballer who played as forward. Lett played most of his career in Alumni (where he won 16 titles) and the Argentina national team.


Lett joined Alumni in 1905 along to goalkeeper José Buruca Laforia.[1] During the year of his debut with the team he became top scorer of the tournament with 15 goals.[2] Alumni also won its 4th championship. In 1906 Alumni won another championship and Lett scored a goal in the final match where Alumni defeated Lomas by 5-0.[3]

Lett played with Alumni until 1911 when the team was disbanded after winning its last title that same year.[4]

With the Argentina national team Lett debuted on 15 August 1905 in a Copa Lipton match against Uruguay.[5] Lett played again for Argentina five years later, in a friendly match against Chile.[6] Lett served with the Royal Field Artillery in World War I including seeing action in the Palestine Campaign in 1917-1918. In October 1918 Lett married Valerie Helen Stears (21 March 1898 - 21 September 1941) and the couple had 7 children and they all lived between Argentina & England over the years. Lett spent his last years with a daughter and her husband near Montreal, Canada. He died on 8 March 1956.


(All of them won with Alumni):



Individual honours[edit]


  1. ^ Alumni, Cuna de Campeones y Escuela de Hidalguía, by Ernesto Escobar Bavio - Editorial Difusión, Buenos Aires (1953)
  2. ^ Historia del Fútbol Amateur en la Argentina, by Jorge Iwanczuk. Published by Autores Editores (1992) - ISBN 9504343848
  3. ^ Argentina 1906 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi at RSSSF
  4. ^ Argentina 1911 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi at RSSSF
  5. ^ 1905 Copa Lipton at IFFHS
  6. ^ Argentina 3-Chile 0 in 1910 at IFFHS