Pablo Dorado

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Pablo Dorado
Personal information
Full name Pablo Dorado
Date of birth (1908-06-22)June 22, 1908
Place of birth Uruguay
Date of death November 18, 1978(1978-11-18) (aged 70)
Playing position Forward
National team

Pablo Dorado (22 June 1908 in Montevideo – 18 November 1978) was a lefty right winger for Uruguay in the 1930 FIFA World Cup . In the final against Argentina, he scored the 1st goal of the match in the 12th minute, putting the hosts Uruguay in front by shooting the ball through the legs of the goalkeeper Botasso[1] making him the first player ever to score in a World Cup final.

Dorado played club football for C.A. Bella Vista in Uruguay and River Plate in Argentina (1931–1935).

International goals[edit]

Uruguay's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Romania 1–0 4–0 1930 FIFA World Cup
2. 30 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Argentina 1–0 4–2 1930 FIFA World Cup Final
3. 18 May 1932 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Romania 1–0 1–0 Friendly


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2006-06-27.