Eurico Lara

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Eurico Lara
Eurico Lara Gremio.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1897-01-24)24 January 1897
Place of birth Uruguaiana, Brazil
Date of death 6 November 1935(1935-11-06) (aged 38)
Place of death Porto Alegre, Brazil
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1935 Grêmio
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eurico Lara (24 January 1897[1] – 6 November 1935[2]), was a Brazilian footballer.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Uruguaiana.[1] Eurico Lara played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense from 1920 to 1935.[3] He played his last match on 23 September 1935, when his club defeated Internacional 2–0.[2] Due to cardiac problems, he was substituted during half-time, dying approximately two months later in Porto Alegre.[2] According to legend, he died during that match, after defending a penalty shot by his brother.[4] He is mentioned in Grêmio's anthem.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lara (ex-goleiro do Grêmio)" (in Portuguese). Milton Neves. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "O mais gaúcho dos gaúchos" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Grêmio – Principais ídolos da história" (in Portuguese). iG. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Falecimento de Lara completa 73 anos" (in Portuguese). Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense official website. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2009.