Héctor Scotta

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Héctor Scotta
Personal information
Full name Héctor Horacio Leonel Scotta Guigo
Date of birth (1950-09-27) September 27, 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth San Justo, Santa Fe, Argentina
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970 Unión de Santa Fe 23 (9)
1971-1976 San Lorenzo
1976 Grêmio Porto Alegre
1976-1980 Sevilla FC
1980 Ferro Carril Oeste
1981 San Lorenzo
1982 Boca Juniors
1983 Nueva Chicago
1984-1985 All Boys
1986 Deportivo Armenio
National team
? Argentina 6 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

Héctor Horacio Leonel Scotta Guigo is a retired Argentine football striker. He was born on September 27, 1950, in the city of San Justo in the Santa Fe Province of Argentina. Scotta is most famous for his feat of scoring 60 goals in 1975.

Scotta started his career in 1970 with Unión de Santa Fe but after only one season he moved to Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro where he was part of the Nacional winning team of 1974. In 1975 Scotta was the topscorer of the Nacional championship with 28 goals and Metropolitano champion with 32 goals, this made him the topscorer in South America and in world football for 1975. Scotta was awarded the Olimpia de Plata as the Argentine sports writer's footballer of the year. Only two players managed to score more goals than him in one season: Archie Stark and Ferenc Deák. Nevertheless, Scotta remains the footballer who scored more goals in a single year, ever.

Scotta's goalscoring achievements of 1975 attracted the attention of a number of foreign clubs, the team that managed to sign him was Grêmio in Brazil, where he helped them to win the Campeonato Gaúcho in 1977.

In 1979 Scotta returned to San Lorenzo, he then had a season with Ferro Carril Oeste in 1980, another with San Lorenzo in 1981 and a final season at the top level of Argentine football with Boca Juniors. He also played for Sevilla FC.

Scotta later had spells with 2nd division outfits Nueva Chicago, All Boys and Deportivo Armenio.

Titles and awards[edit]

Season Club Title
Nacional 1974 Argentina San Lorenzo Primera Division Argentina Champions
Nacional 1975 Argentina San Lorenzo Primera Division Argentina Topscorer: 28 goals
Metropolitano 1975 Argentina San Lorenzo Primera Division Argentina Topscorer: 32 goals
1975 Argentina San Lorenzo Topscorer in South America: 60 Goals
1975 Argentina San Lorenzo Olimpia de Plata
1977 Brazil Grêmio Campeonato Gaúcho Champions

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