Yazalde as an Independiente player
|Full name||Héctor Casimiro Yazalde|
|Date of birth||29 May 1946|
|Place of birth||Avellaneda, Argentina|
|Date of death||18 June 1997(aged 51)|
|Place of death||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1977–1981||Newell's Old Boys||120||(54)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires Province, Yazalde's beginnings in football were hazardous: he was visiting a friend who played with Club Atlético Piraña, an amateur club in the Argentine capital. He asked to join in the training session, immediately causing a stirring impression and signing the very day. From there, he signed with Club Atlético Independiente, going on to help the team win two national championships.
In the 1971–72 season, Yazalde signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal, helping the Lisbon side to the 1974 Primeira Liga by scoring 46 goals in just 29 games, both a domestic and European record, and the 1973 and 1974 Portuguese Cups. The following campaign, with the Lions finishing third, he netted 30, league's best and Europe's second.
As a prize for the European Golden Shoe, Yazalde received a Toyota car, which he sold, then sharing the money with his teammates. After his Portuguese spell, he successively represented Olympique de Marseille, Newell's Old Boys and Club Atlético Huracán, retiring in 1981 and becoming a player's agent in his country.
- Argentine Primera División: 1967–68, 1969–70
- Coupe de France: 1975–76
- Argentina Footballer of the Year: 1970
- Primeira Liga: Top scorer 1973–74, 1974–75
- European Golden Boot: 1974
- European Silver Boot: 1975
- "Piraña: la cuna del gol" [Piraña: the cradle of goal] (in Spanish). Clarín. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "Tercera de Atlanta 0 – Piraña 1: "Todos unos burros"." [Tercera de Atlanta 0 – Piraña 1: "A bunch of idiots".] (in Spanish). Clarín. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "Murió Chirola Yazalde, un goleador de raza" [Chirola Yazalde, scorer with heart, died] (in Spanish). Clarín. 19 June 1997. Retrieved 16 September 2015.