Enrique Guaita

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Enrique Guaita
Guaita at Roma
Personal information
Full name Enrique Guaita
Date of birth July 11, 1910
Place of birth Lucas González, Argentina
Date of death May 18, 1959(1959-05-18) (aged 48)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1933 Estudiantes 65 (33)
1933–1935 Roma 60 (43)
1936–1938 Racing Club
1938–1940 Estudiantes 27 (9)
National team
1933, 1937 Argentina 4 (1)
1934–1935 Italy 10 (5)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Enrique Guaita (11 July 1910 – 18 May 1959) commonly known as "Enrico Guaita" was an Italian Argentine footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy as a forward.[1] He won the World Cup in 1934 with Italy.

He played most of his footballing career in Argentina with Estudiantes and Racing Club, but also played in Italy with Roma where he was nicknamed Il Corsaro Nero.

Football career

Guaita played for Estudiantes de La Plata, where he was part of the famous attack Los Profesores. In 1934, he moved to Italy, where he probably played his best football. He played two seasons for A.S. Roma from 1933 to 1935. He was the top-scorer of the League in 1934/35, with 28 goals. He became known as Il Corsaro Nero. Fearing being drafted by the Italian army, in 1936, he returned to Argentina, where he played for Racing Club de Avellaneda and, again, Estudiantes de La Plata. He retired at the end of the 1939 season.

For the Italian national team he played ten matches (five goals) and scored the only goal in the semifinal match of the 1934 FIFA World Cup against Austria, before Italy went on to win the title.

He died at only 48 years old.

Guaita was one of twelve Argentine players to represent both Argentina (four caps, one goal) and Italy (ten caps, five goals) at national level, before the practice of playing for more than one national team was banned.





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