José Vicente Grecco

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José Vicente Grecco
Personal information
Full name José Vicente Grecco Robles
Date of birth (1929-06-20)June 20, 1929
Place of birth Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Date of death August 24, 2008(2008-08-24) (aged 79)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948 Boca Juniors 1 (0)
1949–1953 Unión de Santa Fe 107 (55)
Newell's Old Boys
River Plate de Montevideo
1956–1958 Independiente Medellín
1958 Santa Fe 34 (26)
1958–1959 Málaga
1959–1960 Real Murcia
1961–1962 Independiente Medellín
Teams managed
1964–1965 Independiente Medellín
1975 Deportes Quindío
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Vicente Grecco (20 June 1929 in Bahía Blanca – 24 August 2008 in Medellín) was an Argentine football player and manager.[1]

Club career[edit]

Grecco began his playing career in 1948 with Boca Juniors, he only played one game for the club a 3-1 defeat to Estudiantes de La Plata on 14 November 1948.[2] He then went on to play for Unión de Santa Fe and Newell's Old Boys in the Primera División Argentina. Grecco scored 55 goals in 107 matches for Unión.[3]

He also enjoyed success in Colombia with Independiente Medellín and Santa Fe.[4] Grecco is Independiente Medellín's all-time leading goal scorer with 92 goals in 166 games, and he was the top goal scorer in the 1957 Fútbol Profesional Colombiano with 30 goals.[5]


Grecco died 24 August 2008 in Medellín.[5]


  1. ^ Ortiz Jiménez, Juan Diego (2008-08-26). "Murió José Vicente Grecco, goleador histórico del Medellín". Futbol Red. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  2. ^ Statistics at Historia de Boca (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "El buen fútbol está de luto por Greco". Uno de Santa Fe. 2008-09-01. Archived from the original on 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  4. ^ "Ficha de JOSE GRECCO". BDFA. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  5. ^ a b "Murió Grecco, uno de los mejores "10" de Unión en 101 años de vida". Diario El Litoral. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2009-03-06.