Juan Joya

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Juan Joya
Personal information
Full name Juan Joya Cordero
Date of birth 25 February 1934
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Date of death March 29, 2007(2007-03-29) (aged 73)[1]
Place of death Lima, Peru
Playing position Striker/Left Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1959 Alianza Lima 70 (37)
1960 River Plate 21 (6)
1961–1969 Peñarol 132 (56)
1970 Juan Aurich 20 (8)
Total 243 (107)
National team
1956–1959 Peru 9 (3)
1965 Uruguay 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Juan Joya Cordero (February 25, 1934, Lima – March 29, 2007[1]) was a Peruvian football (soccer) player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers.

He established himself as a left-winger during the 1960s in the most successful team in the history of Peñarol of Uruguay winning 11 major titles and remains one of their most iconic players.

Playing career[edit]

Also known as "Negro el once", Joya started his playing career in the youth team of Alianza Lima. Joya helped the team to win back-to-back titles in 1954 and 1955. In 1958, Joya scored 17 goals in 18 matches of the Peruvian league, making him the league's top goalscorer.

In 1960 he joined River Plate of Argentina. He helped reach second place at the Argentina championship.

In 1961 he joined Peñarol where he was part of the team that won 6 Uruguayan league championships, two Copa Libertadores and a two Copa Intercontinental.

Joya played 9 games for the Peru national team in which he scored 3. He played in two Copa América in 1957 and 1959. Joya was part of the Peru national team which demolished England 4-1 in Lima, a game in which he scored the fourth goal.[2]



Season Team Title
1954 Peru Alianza Lima Peruvian League
1955 Peru Alianza Lima Peruvian League
1961 Uruguay Peñarol Primera División Uruguaya
1961 Uruguay Peñarol Copa Libertadores
1961 Uruguay Peñarol Copa Intercontinental
1962 Uruguay Peñarol Primera División Uruguaya
1964 Uruguay Peñarol Primera División Uruguaya
1965 Uruguay Peñarol Primera División Uruguaya
1966 Uruguay Peñarol Copa Libertadores
1966 Uruguay Peñarol Copa Intercontinental
1967 Uruguay Peñarol Primera División Uruguaya
1968 Uruguay Peñarol Primera División Uruguaya
1969 Uruguay Peñarol Supercopa Sudamericana

Individual awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b http://www.larepublica.com.uy/larepublica/2007/03/30/deportes/251686/murio-juan-joya-cordero/
  2. ^ Peru 4 England 1
  3. ^ Primera División Peruana: Top Scorer at the Wayback Machine (archived October 27, 2009)

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