Pedro Pablo León

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Pablo León
Personal information
Full name Pedro Pablo León García
Date of birth (1943-06-29) 29 June 1943 (age 73)[1]
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1970 Alianza Lima 227 (104)
1971–1972 Barcelona SC 49 (24)
1973–1974 Deportivo Galicia 33 (16)
1975 Deportivo Municipal 14 (7)
1976 Juan Aurich 9 (4)
National team
1963–1973 Peru 49 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Pablo León García (born March 6, 1943), also known as Pedro "Perico" León, is a retired Peruvian footballer.

Career[edit]

León made 49 appearances for the Peru national football team between 1963 and 1973.[2] He then started in the 1970 FIFA World Cup for the Peru national football team, along with Teofilo Cubillas, Roberto Challe and Hugo Sotil.

At club level, León played most of his career for Alianza Lima in Peru. He also played in Ecuador for Barcelona Sporting Club and in Venezuela for Deportivo Galicia.

Perico León was a strong striker of playful skills and a unique ability to effectively use the score with his head. His ability to create technical plays often allowed him to go back and aid his team mates, thus making him quite a complete player with the possibility to serve as both a good midfielder and an excellent forward. Due to this, Pedro Pablo León is often considered one of the best forwards in the history of Peruvian football. Now lives in Miami, Florida and enjoys watching his grandson Brian Jair León play soccer for the Varsity high school soccer team in Nevada. His grandson is following his grandpas footsteps of becoming a professional footballer.

Honours[edit]

Season Club Title
1962 Peru Alianza Lima Peruvian League
1963 Peru Alianza Lima Peruvian League
1965 Peru Alianza Lima Peruvian League
1971 Ecuador Barcelona SC Serie A de Ecuador
1974 Venezuela Deportivo Galicia Primera División Venezolana

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://usa.worldfootball.net/spieler_profil/pedro-leon-person/
  2. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (2009-05-28). "Peru - Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ Peruvian League: Top Scorer

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