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 the training session, immediately causing a stirring impression and signing the very day; from there, he moved to Club Atlético Independiente, going on to help the team win two Primera División 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 matches, 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.
Yazalde married Portuguese model/actress Maria do Carmo de Deus (nicknamed Carmizé) on 16 July 1973, with the couple divorcing 14 years later.
- 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]. Clarín (in Spanish). 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".]. Clarín (in Spanish). 18 April 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- Tadeia, António (29 May 2016). "Golos sobre golos. Yazalde foi um dos maiores goleadores que alguma vez passou pelo futebol português, ganhando uma Bota de Ouro ao serviço do Sporting. Fora de campo, dizem, já não era suficientemente egoista" [Goals following goals. Yazalde was one of the greatest scorers Portuguese football ever had, winning a Golden Boot at the service of Sporting. Off the pitch, apparently, he was not selfish enough.] (in Portuguese). António Tadeia. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
- Ortiz, Lucio (8 May 2014). "La bella y la bestia que hacía goles" [Beauty and the beast who scored goals]. Diario Uno (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 September 2018.
- ""Yazalde amava o Sporting"" ["Yazalde loved Sporting"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 18 June 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
- "Murió Chirola Yazalde, un goleador de raza" [Death of Chirola Yazalde, scorer with heart]. Clarín (in Spanish). 19 June 1997. Retrieved 16 September 2015.