Luis Antonio Amuchástegui

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Luis Amuchástegui
Personal information
Full name Luis Antonio Amuchástegui
Date of birth (1960-12-12) December 12, 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Córdoba, Argentina
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Racing de Córdoba 224 total (65)
1984 San Lorenzo 40 (6)
1985–1986 River Plate 47 (19)
1986–1987 América 22 (5)
1988–1991 Racing de Córdoba (see above)
1992 General Paz Juniors ? (?)
National team
1981–1983 Argentina 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2007

Luis Antonio Amuchástegui (born 12 December 1960 in Córdoba) is a former Argentine footballer. He played for a number of clubs in Argentina and represented the Argentina national football team. he played over 200 games for Racing de Córdoba.

Amuchástegui started his career with Racing de Córdoba, he was an important member of the team that contested the final of the Nacional championship in 1980. In 1983, he travelled to Spain to join Valencia CF for a fee of US$300,000 but he could not acclimatise to life in Europe and returned to Argentina without signing the contract, Valencia eventually signed Juan Jose Urruti instead, and Amuchástegui spent several months without a club before joining San Lorenzo de Almagro in 1984.

After a successful season with San Lorenzo he joined River Plate where he was part of the championship winning team of 1985-1986. He then helped the club to win the Copa Libertadores in 1986.

Amuchástegui moved to Mexico in 1986 and played for América. After a few years in Mexico he returned to Argentina to play for Racing de Córdoba and then General Paz Juniors in the lower leagues. In 1992, he joined San Lorenzo for pre-season training but walked out of the club without playing a single game for them. This incident marked his retirement from professional football.


Season Team Title
1985–1986 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1986 River Plate Copa Libertadores

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