Pedro Calomino

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Pedro Calomino
Pedro Calomino 1923.jpeg
Calomino covered on El Gráfico magazine
while playing for Boca Juniors in 1923.
Personal information
Full name Bleo Pedro Fournol Calomino
Date of birth March 13, 1892
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death January 12, 1950(1950-01-12) (aged 57)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911–1913 Boca Juniors 28 (12)
1914 Hispano Argentino (?)
1915–1924 Boca Juniors 194 (85)
National team
1917–1921 Argentina 37 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Calomino (down, 2nd fltr) with the Boca Juniors team that won four titles in 1919.

Bleo Pedro Fournol Calomino[1] (March 13, 1892 – January 12, 1950) was an Argentine football striker. He played nearly all of his career for Boca Juniors, he also played 37 games for the Argentina national football team scoring 5 goals.[1] It is claimed that Calomino invented the bicycle kick.[2]


Calomino made his debut for Boca in 1911 scoring a goal in a 2–1 victory over Independiente. He played for the club until 1924, except a single season with Hispano Argentino in 1914. He played a total of 222 games for Boca scoring 97 goals. He was Boca Juniors' top scoring player in six seasons: 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919. This record has only been surpassed by Martín Palermo, who accomplished the feat eight times.

Calomino represented Argentina in four South American Championships: 1917, 1919, 1920 and 1921. In his final tournament, he captained Argentina to victory.



Boca Juniors




^ He was born Bleo Pedro Fournol, but took the name Calomino after the family who raised him.


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