Natalio Perinetti

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Natalio Perinetti
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Perinetti on the cover of El Gráfico in 1926.
Personal information
Date of birth (1900-12-28)December 28, 1900
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death May 24, 1985(1985-05-24) (aged 84)
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
1913–1915 Talleres (BA)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1917–1933 Racing Club 83 (11)
1934 River Plate 10 (3)
National team
1929–1930 Argentina 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Natalio Perinetti (December 28, 1900 – May 24, 1985) was an Argentine football forward that spent most of his career in Racing Club, playing for 17 years and winning 12 titles with the Academia.


Perinetti started playing football matches with his friends in the district of Barracas, his birthplace. Due to his skills with the ball, he was encouraged to try registering with a club with the hope of developing a career in football.

His first club was Talleres (BA) where he played with the youth teams. Perinetti came to Racing in 1915, after being recommended by his older brother Juan. He started at the fourth division playing as right winger. It was during those years when he met Pedro Ochoa (other skilled player who would be later nicknamed the king of the dribbling), who became Perinetti's partner inside the field and best friend in life.

Perinetti debuted with the senior team two years later. He soon noted as a key player for Racing, being praised and recognised for his speed and control of the ball. He played 17 consecutive years in Racing, winning 12 titles with the club (10 domestic and 2 international).[1] During his brilliant career in Racing, then president of Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabeu, tried to convince him to play for the club, but he refused the offer because of his love for Racing.[2]

Perinetti was part of the Argentina national tema where he played 7 games between 1923 and 1930, including the first FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay in 1930. He also played the 1929 South American Championship (current Copa América) with the national squad.[2]

In 1933 Perinetti was traded to River Plate but he only played a bunch of games there, retiring from football soon after.


All of them won with Racing Club:




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