Luis Eyzaguirre

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Luis Eyzaguirre
30-05-2012 50 años del Mundial de Fútbol de 1962 - Luis Eyzaguirre.jpg
in 2012
Personal information
Full name Luis Armando Eyzaguirre Silva
Date of birth (1939-06-22) June 22, 1939 (age 77)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
National team

Luis Armando Eyzaguirre Silva (born 22 June 1939 in Santiago, Chile), also known as Fifo, is a former Chilean football player. He played right back in the Universidad de Chile football team known as the Ballet Azul, with which he won four national championships.

He played in 1959 Copa América[1] and in the FIFA World Cup he achieved third place with the Chilean national selection for the 1962 FIFA World Cup and was one of the players involved in the Battle of Santiago incident during the Group 2 match between Chile and Italy. He played one match in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[2] He was considered one of the best right back of his time, next to the Brazilian Djalma Santos. He played 39 matches for his country between 1959 and 1966.[3] He was one of the players invited by FIFA to play in a commemorative game celebrating the centennial anniversary of football.

In the 1970s he left Chile for England where he initially worked as a miner and then as a scout for Sheffield United FC. He lives in Mosborough, Sheffield.[4]