Guaita at Roma
|Full name||Enrique Guaita|
|Date of birth||11 July 1910|
|Place of birth||Lucas González, Argentina|
|Date of death||18 May 1959(aged 48)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Enrique Guaita (11 July 1910 – 18 May 1959) commonly known as "Enrico Guaita" was an Italian Argentine footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy as a forward. He won the World Cup in 1934 with Italy.
Guaita played for Estudiantes de La Plata, where he was part of the famous attack Los Profesores. In 1934, he moved to Italy, where he probably played his best football. He played two seasons for A.S. Roma from 1933 to 1935. He was the top-scorer of the League in 1934–35, with 28 goals. He became known as Il Corsaro Nero. Fearing being drafted by the Italian army, in 1936, he returned to Argentina, where he played for Racing Club de Avellaneda and, again, Estudiantes de La Plata. He retired at the end of the 1939 season.
Guaita was one of twelve Argentine players to represent both Argentina (four caps, one goal) and Italy (ten caps, five goals) at national level, before the practice of playing for more than one national team was banned. With Argentina, he won the 1937 South American Championship, and with the Italian national team, he scored the only goal in the semifinal match of the 1934 FIFA World Cup against Austria, before Italy went on to win the title on home soil.
He died at only 48 years old.
- Enrique Guaita at National-Football-Teams.com
- Futbol Factory profile at the Wayback Machine (archived October 20, 2007) (Spanish)
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