Juan Evaristo

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Juan Evaristo
Personal information
Full name Juan Evaristo
Date of birth (1902-06-20)20 June 1902
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 8 May 1978 (Aged 75)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1929 Sportivo Palermo
1930 Sportivo Barracas
1931–1932 Boca Juniors 24 (0)
1933 Independiente 2 (0)
1936 Argentinos Juniors 6 (0)
National team
1923–1930 Argentina 26 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1928 Amsterdam Team Competition

Juan Evaristo (20 June 1902 – 8 May 1978) was an Argentine football wing half-back who played for Argentina between 1923 and 1930. Along with his younger brother Mario, an outside left, they became the first siblings to appear in a World Cup final.[1]

Club career[edit]

Evaristo played for Sportivo Palermo, Club Atlético Huracán and Sportivo Barracas during the amateur era of Argentine football.In 1931 he joined Boca Juniors helping them to win the first ever professional title in Argentine football. He left Boca for Club Atlético Independiente in 1932 and later played for Argentinos Juniors where he retired from football in 1937.
With his brother Mario were in charge of Boca's youth academies for more than 30 years.

International career[edit]

He was a member of the Argentine team, which won the silver medal in the Olympic football tournament.[2]

He participated in the first ever World Cup in 1930,[3] where Argentina again finished second behind Uruguay.

Evaristo also played in two editions of Copa América, 1927[4] and 1929,[5] both won by Argentina.


Season Team Title
1927 Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Argentina Copa América
1929 Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Argentina Copa América
1931 Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina


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