Luis Vargas Peña
|Full name||Luis Vargas Peña|
|Date of birth||1905|
|Place of birth||Paraguay|
|Date of death||1994|
Luis Vargas Peña (1905 in Asunción–1994) was one of the greatest Paraguayan footballers (wingers) before the Second World War. He was the first Paraguayan to score a goal for the Paraguay national football team in a FIFA World Cup, accomplishing that in a match valid for the group stage of the 1930 FIFA World Cup against Belgium, played on 10 July. Vargas Peña also had the honour of being the first captain for Paraguay in a World Cup.
During most of his career he played for the club Olimpia Asunción.
Paraguay's goal tally first
|1.||3 November 1926||Estadio Sport de Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile||Chile||1–5||1–5||1926 South American Championship|
|2.||20 July 1930||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Belgium||1–0||1–0||1930 FIFA World Cup|
- ^ A.Gowarzewski : "FUJI Football Encyclopedia. World Cup FIFA*part I*Biographical Notes - Heroes of Mundials" ; GiA Katowice 1993
- ^ http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/pwc/mr_1089.html
- ^ http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/teams/paraguay.html
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