Claudio Vacca

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Claudio Vacca
Vacca pictured in 1946.
Personal information
Full name Claudio Vacca
Date of birth (1915-10-24)October 24, 1915
Date of death January 27, 1995(1995-01-27) (aged 79)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Huracán (0)
Boca Juniors (0)
Defensor Sporting (0)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Claudio Vacca (October 24, 1915 - January 28, 1995) was an Argentine football goalkeeper who played most of his career at Boca Juniors.


Having started his career in Huracán, Vacca went to Boca Juniors after the departure of Juan Yustrich who had been sold to Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata due to a legal conflict with the club managers. Vacca was acquired by Boca Juniors along with other goalkeeper, Juan Estrada, who was chosen by the coach for the starting the line-up leaving Vacca as the substitute goalkeeper.

In 1943, after a failed performance of Estrada during a match, Vacca had the opportunity to play in the starting line-up, which him would never leave until he finished his tenure in Boca Juniors.[1]

Apart from winning 6 titles with Boca Juniors, Vacca also played for the Argentina national football team 7 times, receiving 12 goals. His debut with the national team was on December 16, 1945 facing Brazil, a match that Argentina won 4-3.[2]

Vacca later continued his career in the Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting where became manager in 1954 and later in 1959 was named coach of the team.[2]



Boca Juniors