Juan José Ferraro

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Juan José Ferraro
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Personal information
Full name Juan José Ferraro
Date of birth September 5, 1923
Place of birth Argentina
Date of death November 18, 1973(1973-11-18) (aged 50)
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1949 Vélez Sársfield 303[1] (157)
1949–1953 Boca Juniors 85 (32)
1953–1957 Vélez Sársfield above (above)
1958 Independiente Santa Fe 32 (19)
Total 428[1] (212[1])
National team
1940s–1950s Argentina 8 (4)
Teams managed
1959 Independiente Santa Fe
1964 Vélez Sársfield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Juan José Ferraro (September 5, 1923 – November 18, 1973)[2][3] was an Argentine footballer. He played mostly in his country for Vélez Sársfield, scoring 111 goals in 238 games with the team in the Argentine Primera División,[4] and a total of 157 goals in 303 games (counting second division matches). Ferraro is the second top scorer in the club's history, behind Carlos Bianchi (who has 206 goals).[4]

Playing career[edit]


Ferraro completed his youth career in Vélez Sársfield, and debuted with the team in the early 1940s. He holds the distinction of scoring the first goal in the Estadio José Amalfitani's history, in the inauguration friendly match that Vélez drew with River Plate 2–2.[5] With Vélez, Ferraro played until 1949, helping the team return to the Argentine Primera División in 1943 by winning the second division championship.

In 1949, Ferraro joined Boca Juniors, who was struggling to avoid relegation from the first division.[6] Boca paid a $ 500,000 Argentine peso fee, a record for Vélez at the time.[7] The forward helped Boca avoid relegation, and stayed in the club until 1953, when he returned to Vélez. In total, he played 323 games and scored 143 goals in the Argentine Primera División with both clubs.[8]

Towards the end of his career, he had his only experience outside Argentina, playing in Colombia for Independiente Santa Fe. There, he won the Colombian First Division in 1958.

National team[edit]

Ferraro played with the Argentine national team in the 1940s and 1950s, winning the 1945 South American Championship with his country.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring in Independiente Santa Fe, Ferraro took up manager duties in the club. He also coached Vélez Sársfield in 1964.



Vélez Sársfield
Independiente Santa Fe




1^ Total caps and goals in the club, accounted for both first and second division.


  1. ^ a b "Profile" (in Spanish). BDFA. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Profile". worldfootball.net. Retrieved October 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ Osvaldo Gorga (March 2, 2010). "Simplemente "El Duque"" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Máximos goleadores" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Historia del Estadio José Amalfitani" (in Spanish). Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cuando se salvó Boca". Clarín (in Spanish). December 9, 1999. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Castromán se va a Lazio". Clarín (in Spanish). January 24, 2001. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ Pedro Uzquiz (February 3, 2001). "Reyes del gol". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ Pedro Uzquiza and Oscar Barnad (November 19, 2001). "Una serie gloriosa y un juego maestro". Clarín (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2010. 

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