Rogelio Domínguez

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Rogelio Domínguez
Rogelio Dominguez Racing.jpg
Domínguez while playing for
Racing Club in 1956.
Personal information
Full name Rogelio Antonio Domínguez López
Date of birth (1931-03-09)9 March 1931
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 23 July 2004(2004-07-23) (aged 73)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1946–148 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–56 Racing Club 121 (0)
1957–62 Real Madrid 51 (0)
1962–63 River Plate 12 (0)
1964–1965 Vélez Sarsfield 33 (0)
1966 CA Cerro
1966–1968 Nacional
1968–1969 Flamengo 41 (0)
National team
1951–1963 Argentina 58 (0)
Teams managed
1971 San Lorenzo
1973–1975 Boca Juniors
1977 San Lorenzo
1982 Racing Club
1986 Racing Club
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rogelio Antonio Domínguez López (9 March 1931 – 23 July 2004) was an Argentine football goalkeeper who played for Real Madrid and was part of their European Cup victories in 1959 and 1960. He was in Argentina's squad for the 1962 FIFA World Cup.


Domínguez was discovered during a match by the cofounder of the famous Club River Plate, Carlos Peucelle, who persuaded Dominguez to begin to train at River Plate in March 1946. He was seventeen years old when he was discovered by delegates of the Racing Club of Avellaneda and he was signed immediately.

In 1957 Domínguez signed for Real Madrid in Spain, after several successful seasons with the club he returned to South America where he played for River Plate and Vélez Sarsfield in Argentina, and then CA Cerro, Nacional in Uruguay and Flamengo in Brazil.

International career[edit]

In 1951 he won the Panamerican Championship playing for the Argentina national football team; to which he'd belonged for 12 years, from 1951 to 1963. He was chosen Best America's Goalkeeper for two consecutive seasons, in 1956 and 1957 and was part of the triumphant team that claimed the 1957 Copa América title.

After playing[edit]

After 20 years at the top of worldwide football he quit playing at the age of forty in 1970 and become manager of San Lorenzo, Argentine National Sub-champion in 1971, Chacarita Juniors (1972), Boca Juniors (1973–1975) and many other clubs including Gimnasia de La Plata, Club Atlético Tucumán, Loma Negra, Quilmes and Racing Club.

Domínguez died of a heart attack on 23 July 2004 in the Hospital Penna of the Flores district of Buenos Aires.

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