Luis Vargas Peña

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Luis Vargas Peña
Personal information
Full name Luis Vargas Peña
Date of birth 1905
Place of birth Paraguay
Date of death 1994
Playing position Forward
National team
Paraguay

Luis Vargas Peña (1905 in Asunción–1994) was one of the greatest Paraguayan footballers (wingers) before the Second World War.[1] 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.[2]

During most of his career he played for the club Olimpia Asunción.

International goals[edit]

Paraguay's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

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