Miguel Ángel Loayza
|Full name||Miguel Ángel Loayza Ríos|
|Date of birth||June 21, 1940|
|Place of birth||Lima, Peru|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Miguel Ángel Loayza Ríos (born 21 June 1940 in Lima) is a retired football midfielder from Peru. He played for several clubs, notably Argentine clubs Huracán, Boca Juniors and River Plate as well as Colombian club Deportivo Cali. He was famous for his short passing, creativity and excellent dribbling ability, nicknamed "El Maestrito" (The Teacher small) in Argentina and "El Mago" (The magician) in Colombia.
He made his debut for Ciclista Lima in June 1957 and quickly demonstrated his talent. He participated with Peru in the Copa América 1959 making a strong performance with 5 goals in 6 matches. On May 17, 1959 Loayza was part of the Peru national team which demolished to England 4-1 in Lima.
After a successful career in Peru he left his homeland at 19 years of age, to play for Spanish club FC Barcelona, he would not return to play in Peru. He was not able to adapt to European football and Loayza moved on to Argentina to play with Boca Juniors, where he played 3 seasons. He won an Argentine League in 1962.
|1960||FC Barcelona||Spanish League|
|1960||FC Barcelona||Inter-Cities Fairs Cup|
|1962||Boca Juniors||Primera Division Argentina|
|1969||Deportivo Cali||Colombian Championship|
|1970||Deportivo Cali||Colombian Championship|