Carlos García Cambón

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Carlos García Cambón
Personal information
Full name Carlos María García Cambón
Date of birth (1949-03-27) March 27, 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969-1973 Chacarita Juniors 213 (total) (53)
1974-1977 Boca Juniors 104 (33)
1977 Unión de Santa Fe 12 (1)
1978 Chacarita Juniors (see above)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Carlos María García Cambón (born 27 March 1949 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine footballer currently working as a manager. He is probably most famous for scoring 4 goals on his debut for Boca Juniors in the superclásico derby against River Plate.

García Cambón started his career with Chacarita Juniors, he was part of the team that won the Metropolitano 1969 championship. He is fondly remembered by the Chacarita fans because he is their topscorer in games against their local rivals Club Atlético Atlanta with 8 goals.[1]

In 1974 García Cambón moved to Argentine giants Boca Juniors, his debut game is remembered as one of the most astonishing debut performances in the history of Argentine football. On 3 February 1974 García Cambón played his first game for Boca in the superclásico against fierce rivals River Plate. The game ended 5-2 to Boca with García Cambón scoring 4 of their goals. He remains the only player ever to score 4 goals in the superclásico.[2]

During his time at Boca, García Cambón won two championships, the 1976 Metropolitano and the 1976 Nacional.

In early 1977 García Cambón was sold to Unión de Santa Fe.

After retirement García Cambón moved into coaching, in 1998 he was appointed as caretaker coach of Boca Juniors.[3] He has since gone on to manage in Bolivia with Blooming and in Indonesia with Persija Jakarta.


Season Team Title
Metropolitano 1969 Argentina Chacarita Juniors Primera División Argentina
Nacional 1976 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina
Metropolitano 1976 Argentina Boca Juniors Primera División Argentina


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