Norberto Menéndez

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Norberto Beto Menéndez
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Menéndez during a training section with Boca Juniors
Personal information
Full name Norberto Menéndez
Date of birth (1936-12-14)14 December 1936
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 26 May 1994(1994-05-26) (aged 57)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Inside-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1960 River Plate 124 (57)
1961 Huracán 16 (8)
1962–1967 Boca Juniors 98 (21)
1968 Colón de Santa Fe 12 (1)
1969–1971 Defensor
National team
1957–1958 Argentina[1] 14 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of Jun 2009

Norberto Menéndez (14 December 1936 – 26 May 1994) was an Argentine footballer striker. He was born in 1936 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He played for the Argentine national team at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, where he scored once against Northern Ireland, adding to the 3–1 only Argentine victory in that tournament. Menéndez won six Primera Division Argentina titles during his career. He has the distinction of being the only footballer who, having played for the two giants of the Argentine league (Boca Juniors and River Plate), won three league championships with each of them.[2] He was also the first player of Argentina's National Team to have scored a goal at the qualification standings of a World Cup, on 13 October 1957 against Chile.[1]

Club career[edit]

Menéndez started his playing career with River Plate in 1954, where he composed a famous couple of strikers along with Enríque Omar Sívori, winning three consecutive championships (1955–1956–1957). In 1961 he moved to Huracán, with little success. He signed for River's archrivals Boca Juniors in 1962, where he played 123 matches and scored 31 goals in all competitions and won the leagues of 1962, 1964 and 1965. In 1968 Menéndez moved to Colón de Santa Fe, and ended his career playing for Defensor of Uruguay.[2]

Club titles[edit]

Season Club Title
1955 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1956 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1957 River Plate Primera División Argentina
1962 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
1964 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
1965 Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) Beto Menéndez, todo un grande
  2. ^ a b (in Spanish) Statistics at Historia de Boca

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