José Varacka

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José Varacka
Jose Varacka.jpg
Varacka in 1965
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-05-27)27 May 1932
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 22 October 2018(2018-10-22) (aged 86)
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1960 Independiente 202 (2)
1960–1965 River Plate 146 (1)
1966 San Lorenzo 17 (0)
1967 Colo-Colo
1967 Miraflores
National team
1956–1966 Argentina 28 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1971 Gimnasia LP
1972 Boca Juniors
1973–1974 Gimnasia LP
1975 Atlanta
1975–1977 Atlético Junior
1978–1979 Gimnasia LP
1979 Millonarios
1980–1981 Atlético Junior
1981–1983 Argentinos Juniors
1983 River Plate
1984 Atlético Junior
1987–1988 Atlético Junior
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2008

José Varacka (27 May 1932 – 22 October 2018) was an Argentine football player and coach.[1]

Club career[edit]

Varacka played for three of the big five teams in Argentina. He started his career in 1952 with Independiente. In 1954 he played and scored in a famous 6–0 win over Real Madrid.[2] He joined River Plate in 1960 where he played for six seasons.

In 1966 Varacka joined San Lorenzo de Almagro and after one season with the club he would down his career at Colo-Colo in Chile and then Miraflores in Peru.

International career[edit]

Varacka played in the 1958 and 1966 editions of the FIFA World Cup. He played in the Copa América 1956[3] and 1959.[4] He also played in the 1964 Copa de Las Naciones, played in Brazil.[5]

Managerial career[edit]

Varacka started his managerial career with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata in 1968. He went on to serve as the manager of Boca Juniors and River Plate. he won two Colombian league titles during his four spells as manager of Atlético Junior (1977 & 1980).[6] In 1981 his Argentinos Juniors team dramatically avoided relegation on the last day of the season by beating his former team San Lorenzo 1–0, causing their relegation instead. Varacka also managed the Argentine national team in the 1974 world cup alongside Vladislao Cap.


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