Claudio Vacca

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Claudio Vacca
Claudio vacca 1946.jpg
Vacca pictured in 1946.
Personal information
Full name Claudio Vacca
Date of birth (1915-10-24)October 24, 1915
Date of death January 27, 1995(1995-01-27) (aged 79)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Huracán (0)
Boca Juniors (0)
Defensor Sporting (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Claudio Vacca (October 24, 1915 - January 28, 1995) was an Argentine football goalkeeper who played most of his career at Boca Juniors.

Career[edit]

Having started his career in Huracán, Vacca went to Boca Juniors after the departure of Juan Yustrich who had been sold to Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata due to a legal conflict with the club managers. Vacca was acquired by Boca Juniors along with other goalkeeper, Juan Estrada, who was chosen by the coach for the starting the line-up leaving Vacca as the substitute goalkeeper.

In 1943, after a failed performance of Estrada during a match, Vacca had the opportunity to play in the starting line-up, which him would never leave until he finished his tenure in Boca Juniors.[1]

Apart from winning 6 titles with Boca Juniors, Vacca also played for the Argentina national football team 7 times, receiving 12 goals. His debut with the national team was on December 16, 1945 facing Brazil, a match that Argentina won 4-3.[2]

Vacca later continued his career in the Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting where became manager in 1954 and later in 1959 was named coach of the team.[2]

Titles[edit]

Club[edit]

Boca Juniors

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