José Luis Cuciuffo

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José Luis Cuciuffo
Personal information
Full name José Luis Cuciuffo
Date of birth (1961-02-01)1 February 1961
Place of birth Córdoba, Argentina
Date of death 11 December 2004(2004-12-11) (aged 43)
Place of death Bahía San Blas, Argentina
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Huracán de Córdoba ? (?)
1980 Chaco for Ever 10 (0)
1981 Talleres 43 (1)
1982–1987 Vélez Sársfield 185 (8)
1987–1990 Boca Juniors 102 (4)
1990–1993 Nîmes Olympique 94 (8)
1993 Belgrano 14 (1)
National team
1985–1989 Argentina 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2007

José Luis Cuciuffo (1 February 1961 – 11 December 2004)[1] was a defender in the starting XI of 1986 FIFA World Cup-winning Argentine national team.[2]

He was a centre back who was often found upfield using his technique well.

Club career[edit]

El Cuchu started his professional career at Chaco For Ever, but also played in Argentine Talleres de Córdoba, Vélez Sársfield, Boca Juniors and Belgrano de Córdoba. He also played in the French league with Nîmes Olympique.


He suffered a fatal gunshot wound in the stomach while out hunting in the southern Buenos Aires province,[3] near San Blas Bay.


  1. ^ "Murió José Luis Cuciuffo". Clarín. 2004-12-12. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  2. ^ José Luis CuciuffoFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Soccer: Cuciuffo dies in accident - NZHerald

External links[edit]

World Cup winners status
Preceded by
Gaetano Scirea
Latest Born Player to Die
December 11, 2004 – present