Juan Carlos Muñoz

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For the Chilean footballer of the same name, see Juan Carlos Muñoz (Chilean footballer).
Juan Carlos Muñoz
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Personal information
Date of birth (1919-03-04)4 March 1919
Place of birth Avellaneda, Argentina
Date of death 22 November 2009(2009-11-22) (aged 90)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1939 Dock Sud
1939–1950 River Plate 184 (39)
1951–1953 Platense 39 (3)
National team
1945 Argentina 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008.

Juan Carlos Muñoz (4 March 1919 – 22 November 2009) was a footballer from Argentina who played as a right winger for River Plate, from 1939 to 1950, playing 184 games and scoring 39 goals. He started playing professionally for Sportivo Dock Sud in 1938.[1] and he was sold in June 1939 to River Plate. He was part of the team known as La Máquina ("the machine") which dominated Argentine football in the 1940s, and was also a member of the Argentine national team that won three South American Championships during the same decade. During his time at River Plate he won 4 titles and is considered one of their greatest ever players. After a very successful time at River Plate He moved to Platense, from 1951 to 1953, where he played in 39 games making 3 goals.

Muñoz played 11 times for the Argentina national team scoring two goals, he was part of the squad that won Copa América 1945.[2] He never played in the FIFA World Cup because the best part of his career coincided with the Second World War.

After retiring as a player Muñoz went on to become the manager and then president of Club Atlético Platense.


On 22 November 2009, Muñoz died in Buenos Aires due to a heart attack.[3]



La Máquina: Muñoz, Moreno, Pedernera, Labruna and Loustau in 1941.
Season Club Title
1941 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1942 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1945 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1947 River Plate Primera División Argentina


Season Club Title
1945 Argentina Argentina Copa América


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