Ladislao Mazurkiewicz

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Ladislao Mazurkiewicz
Mazurkiewicz, Porta, Morena 1974.jpg
Mazurkiewicz (left), Porta and Morena
Personal information
Full name Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Iglesias
Date of birth (1945-02-14)14 February 1945
Place of birth Piriápolis, Uruguay
Date of death 2 January 2013(2013-01-02) (aged 67)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1964 RC Montevideo
1964–1971 Peñarol
1971–1974 Atlético Mineiro 44 (0)
1974–1975 Granada 2 (0)
1976–1978 Cobreloa
1979–1980 América de Cali 36 (0)
1980–1981 Peñarol
National team
1965–1974 Uruguay 36 (0)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Peñarol
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Iglesias[1] (American Spanish: [laðizˈlao masuɾˈkjeβitʃ]; 14 February 1945 – 2 January 2013) was a Uruguayan football goalkeeper of the 1960s and 1970s.


Mazurkiewicz helped the Uruguay national team qualify for the semifinals of the 1970 World Cup, where the charrúas were stopped by the eventual champion, Brazil. He was elected the best goalkeeper of that tournament. He also played for the Brazilian side Atlético Mineiro.

During his international career (1965–74), he earned a total of 36 appearances with the national team of his native Uruguay.[2] He coached Peñarol from 1988–89.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Mazurkiewicz's father was Polish and his mother Spanish. Though of Polish ancestry, he did not know Polish and never visited Poland.[4]


Mazurkiewicz died on 2 January 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay, aged 67, from undisclosed causes. He is buried at Parque del Recuerdo cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ "Mazurkiewicz, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Iglesias". BDFutbol. 1945-02-14. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  2. ^ "Uruguay - Record International Players". Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  3. ^ "Tecnicos". Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  4. ^ Zmarł słynny bramkarz Ladislao Mazurkiewicz at Rzeczpospolita, 2 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Falleció Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, una leyenda del fútbol uruguayo" (in Spanish). El Observador. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.