Florencio Amarilla

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Florencio Amarilla
Personal information
Full name Florencio Amarilla Lacasa
Date of birth (1935-01-03)3 January 1935
Place of birth Bogado, Paraguay
Date of death 25 August 2012(2012-08-25) (aged 77)
Place of death Vélez-Rubio, Spain
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1958 Nacional
1958–1961 Real Oviedo 33 (4)
1961–1962 Elche CF 2 (1)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Florencio Amarilla Lacasa (3 January 1935 – 25 August 2012) was a Paraguayan footballer, coach and later actor.[1] He played as a striker.

Amarilla was born in Bogado, Paraguay. He started his career in with Club Nacional in Paraguay before being transferred to Europe to play for teams like Elche CF and Real Oviedo of Spain.[2]

He was also part of the Paraguay national football team that qualified to the 1958 FIFA World Cup. In the qualifiers, Amarilla was Paraguay's top scorer with 3 goals and he was also the top scorer for Paraguay in the World Cup with 2 goals.[3]

Later career[edit]

Amarilla stayed in the Province of Almería in Spain after his career and began appearing in films shot in the region, most often as an unlisted extra but sometimes credited with a minor role.[1][4] His on-screen appearances include 100 Rifles, Patton, El Condor, Catlow and Conan the Barbarian.[1]

He died, aged 77, in Vélez Rubio, Spain.

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c García, Juan Gabriel (29 August 2012). "El último adiós del futbolista que quiso ser actor" (in Spanish). La Voz de Almería. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  2. ^ Nacional Website
  3. ^ FIFA Profile
  4. ^ García, Juan Gabriel. "Amarilla: el futbolista que quiso ser actor (short film, introducing the corresponding book)". Retrieved 30 August 2012.

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