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|Full name||Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta|
|Date of birth||26 November 1898|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Date of death||4 April 1967(aged 68)|
|Place of death||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Inside right|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta (26 November 1898 – 4 April 1967) was a Uruguayan football striker. Nicknamed as "El Gardel del Fútbol" (The Gardel of Football), he is considered as one the best forwards of the beginning of the professionalization of football.
At club level, Scarone spent most of his career with Nacional, with whom he won the Uruguayan championship eight times. He scored a total of 301 goals for the club in 369 appearances.
Scarone finished his international career by leading Uruguay to the 1930 FIFA World Cup, and although his international career ended that same year, the 31 goals in 52 matches (actually 52, but 21 goals were in unofficial matches) he scored for his country stood until as of 2011[update] as the national record.
Uruguay's goal tally first
- Primera División Uruguaya: (8) 1916, 1917, 1919,1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1934
- Copa América: (4) 1917, 1923, 1924, 1926
- Copa América: Silver Medal: (2) 1919, 1927
- Copa América: Bronze Medal: (3) 1921, 1922, 1929
- Olympic gold: (2) 1924, 1928
- FIFA World Cup: 1930
Managerial career and later life
After retiring as a player, Scarone became a football coach. He was the second manager of Millonarios since its origins, from 1947 to 1948, while the club was still an amateur team. He was manager of Nacional and Real Madrid in the 1950s. He died in 1967 in Montevideo, aged 68.
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