Narciso Horacio Doval

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Full name Narciso Horácio Doval
Date of birth 4 January 1944
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 12 October 1991(1991-10-12) (aged 47)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Forward, winger
Youth career
1953–1954 San Lorenzo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1968 San Lorenzo 90 (30)
1969–1970; 1972–1975 Flamengo 84 (18)
1971 Huracán (loan) 29 (5)
1976–1978 Fluminense 35 (16)
1979 San Lorenzo 22 (10)
1980 Cleveland Cobras 7 (4)
1980–1982 New York United 10 (8)
National team
1967 Argentina 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Narciso Horácio Doval (4 January 1944 - 12 October 1991) was an Argentine football player.

El Loco Doval was born in Buenos Aires. Playing in the hole, as a winger, or as a forward, Doval was skillful, had a good technical ability, and could both score and create a lot of opportunities for a centre forward. His style of playing quickly made him an idol in every club he played for, but especially in Rio de Janeiro rivals Flamengo and Fluminense. He scored 95 goals in 263 matches for Flamengo, and 68 goals in 142 matches for Fluminense. Zico said that he was one of the best attacking partners he ever had. Doval also participated in Garrincha's farewell match at the Maracanã Stadium in 1973. In 1980, he played a single season with the Cleveland Cobras and New York United in the American Soccer League.[1] He was traded from Cleveland in mid-season for American-born star Joey Fink.

In 1991, after winning a Supercopa Libertadores match against Estudiantes de la Plata, Flamengo's players met Doval and they went together to a night club in Buenos Aires. During the celebration he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 47.





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