Ravaschino in 1929 during his years in Independiente.
|Full name||Luis Alfonso Ravaschino|
|Date of birth||15 January 1903|
|Place of birth||Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Date of death||30 March 1988(aged 85)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Luis Alfonso Ravaschino (15 January 1903 - 30 March 1988) was an Argentine footballer, who played as forward, most of his career for the Club Atlético Independiente, becoming one of the club's historic topscorers and one of the most notable players during the 1920s and 1930s.
Ravaschino is also placed 4th as club's all-time topscorer with 136 goals scored. He was the leading topscorer at the 1924 Aam championship with 15 goals (sharing the top position with Ricardo Lucarelli of Sportivo Barracas).
Ravaschino started his career playing at the fifth division of Sportivo Barracas (located on his place of birth) in 1918. In 1923 he debuted in Independiente, where he would play 12 consecutive years scoring 136 goals for the club.
He was one of the most notable players that formed the 1926 team, forming a powerful attacking line along with Canaveri, Lalín, Seoane and Orsi. Independiente won the title finishing unbeaten that season.
When football became professional in Argentina in 1931, Ravaschino scored the first goal of Independiente in the professional era during a match against Argentinos Juniors, on 4 June that same year. In 1934 he left the club after 12 years, signing for the Club Atlético Lanús where he played one season before his retirement as a footballer. His last goal scored was on September 1, 1935 against Chacarita Juniors.
After his short tenure in Lanús, Ravaschino became manager, coaching Los Andes, Talleres (BA), Banfield (where he won the title in 1946 promoting to Primera), Independiente and Lanús. He also worked as broadcaster for the radio show "Ases del Deporte" ("Aces of Sports"), sharing the microphone with other former footballers such as Juan Carlos Muñoz, Roberto Cherro and Natalio Perinetti.
- Luis Ravaschino statistics, 10 August 2011
- Primera División de Argentina - 1926 at RSSSF
- "De Luis Ravaschino a Nacho Piatti", at La Caldera del Diablo website
- "Breves historias detrás del gol número 5.000", Clarín, 16 February 2010
- Ravaschino on Historia de Independiente website
- Fútbol argentino: Crónicas y Estadísticas Asociación Amateurs de Football - Primera División, by Luis Colussi, Carlos Guris, Víctor Kurhy, Sergio Lodise