Rafael Albrecht

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Rafael Albrecht
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Personal information
Full name José Rafael Albrecht
Date of birth (1941-08-23) August 23, 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Tucumán, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Atlético Tucumán
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1960 Atlético Tucumán ? (?)
1960–1962 Estudiantes 70 (0)
1963–1970 San Lorenzo 229 (56)
1970–1974 Club León 145 (36)
1974–1975 Atlas 62 (3)
National team
1961–1969 Argentina 39 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2007.

José Rafael Albrecht (born August 23, 1941) is a retired Argentine football defender. He represented Argentina at the 1962 and 1966 World Cups.


Albrecht was born in Tucumán. He started his career with Club Atlético Tucumán in 1957. In 1960, he was signed by Estudiantes, where he excelled and, thus, was called to play for the Argentina national team in 1961.

In 1962 he was transferred to San Lorenzo for 10 million pesos, a huge amount for those days. In San Lorenzo, he was part of two famous teams, the 'Carsucias' in 1964 and the 'Matadores' in 1968. The 'Matadores' team won the 1968 Metropolitano Championship without losing a single game. He played 229 games for the club scoring 56 goals.[1] Most of them were by way of penalties, and today he is still hailed as one of the best penalty takers ever.

In 1970 Albrecht moved to Mexico where he played out his career with Club León where he won two Mexican Cups and two Mexican Supercups, he then played for Atlas until his retirement in 1975.

Albrecht played a total of 506 top flight games in his career, scoring a total of 95 goals, putting him in 7th place on the IFFHS list of top scoring defenders.


Season Club Title
Torneo de la República 1960 Argentina Atlético TucumánPrimera División Argentina
Metropolitano 1968 Argentina San Lorenzo Primera Division Argentina
1970–1971 Mexico Club León Campeón de Copa
1970–1971 Mexico Club León Mexican Supercup
1971–1972 Mexico Club León Campeón de Copa