Luis Weihmuller

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Luis Weihmüller
Personal information
Full name Luis Francisco Weihmüller
Date of birth (1902-08-02)August 2, 1902
Place of birth Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina
Date of death 1963
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1925 Belgrano de Córdoba
1925 River Plate
1926–1930 Sportivo Palermo
National team
1928–1930 Argentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luis Weihmüller (1902–1963) was an Argentine footballer.

Early life[edit]

Weihmüller was born and lived his first years in San Carlos Centro, Argentina. He was born in 1902 (according to his family on the 5 August). He was the son of Swiss immigrants. As a child everyone called him "Sity".

The 1928 Olympics[edit]

Prior to the 1928 Olympics, Luis F. Weihmüller was summoned to join the Argentinian squad that had a number of players who would star two years later in the 1930 World Cup played in Uruguay. The strange thing was that, in those years, managers were not allowed in the rules to replace a player with another. Anyway, as a member of that squad, Weihmüller won a silver medal. In the Argentine squad, there were five other players from Sportivo Palermo, which was Weihmüller's current team: Paternoster, Zumelzu, Bidoglio, Herman, and Evaristo.