Ernesto Mascheroni

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Ernesto Mascheroni
Personal information
Full name Ernesto Mascheroni
Date of birth (1907-11-21)21 November 1907
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 3 July 1984 (age 76)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920s–1932 Olimpia
1932–1934 River Plate (Uruguay)
1934–1936 Ambrosiana
1936–1940 Peñarol
National team
1930–1939 Uruguay 12
1935–1936 Italy 2
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ernesto Mascheroni (21 November 1907 – 3 July 1984) was a footballer from Uruguay. Born in Montevideo, Ernesto was a defender. He played as a left-back.

He played 12 times for the Uruguay between 1930 and 1939, including in the 1930 FIFA World Cup where Uruguay won the first ever World Cup tournament. In 1934, he moved to Italy to play for Ambrosiana (now Inter Milan) until 1936. During this period, he represented the Italy national football team twice, when the nationality rules were less strict than they now are. He later returned to Uruguay to play for C.A. Peñarol from 1936 to 1940.

By the time of his death in July 1984, at the age of 76, he was the last surviving member of Uruguay's 1930 World Cup winning team; though it would be another 26 years before the death of the last surviving participant of that World Cup.[1]


  1. ^ "Last surviving player from first World Cup final dies." BBC News, 31 Aug. 2010. 22 March 2011.