Félix Loustau

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Félix Loustau
Loustau playing for River Plate
Personal information
Full name Félix Loustau
Date of birth (1922-12-25)25 December 1922
Place of birth Avellaneda, Argentina
Date of death 5 January 2003(2003-01-05) (aged 80)
Playing position Left Winger
Youth career
Sportivo Brandsen
Racing Club de Avellaneda
Dock Sud
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1957 River Plate 365 (101)
1957–1958 Estudiantes ? (?)
National team
1945–1952 Argentina 28 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2007

Félix Loustau (Spanish pronunciation: [lusˈto])[1] (25 December 1922 – 5 January 2003) is a former Argentine footballer who was a key player on the River Plate squad known as La Máquina. La Maquina is considered to be one of the greatest team ever assembled in the history of South American football. They dominated Argentine football during the first half of the 1940s, winning eight national titles during his time at the club. The five forwards on the team were Juan Carlos Muñoz, José Manuel Moreno, Adolfo Pedernera, Ángel Labruna and Loustau. He usually played as an outside left and he is considered to be one of Argentina's greatest wingers.

Because the peak of his career was during the Second World War, his international career was very limited. Nevertheless, he played 28 times for Argentina scoring ten goals. He won the Copa América in 1945, 1946 and 1947.



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