Vladislao Cap

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Vladislao Cap
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Cap during his time as Platense manager in 1980
Personal information
Full name Vladislao Wenceslao Cap
Date of birth (1934-07-05)5 July 1934
Place of birth Avellaneda, Argentina
Date of death 14 September 1982(1982-09-14) (aged 48)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952 Arsenal de Llavallol
1953 Quilmes
1954–1960 Racing Club 135 (3)
1961 Huracán 27 (0)
1962–1965 River Plate 91 (1)
1966 Vélez Sársfield 14 (1)
National team
Argentina 11 (1)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Vladislao Wenceslao Cap (5 July 1934 in Avellaneda – 14 September 1982) was an Argentine football defender of Polish and Hungarian descent, who represented his native country at the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. Twelve years later he was the manager of the Argentina national football team at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

Nicknamed El Polaco (The Pole), Cap played for Argentine club sides Arsenal de Llavallol (1952) Quilmes (1953), Racing Club (1954–1960), Club Atlético Huracán (1961), River Plate (1962–1965) and Vélez Sársfield (1966).

He played 11 matches with the national team, scoring one goal, and won the 1959 Copa América.

Managerial career

Cap was manager of Ferro Carril Oeste from 1968–1969, the Argentina national team for the 1974 world cup (alongside José Varacka), Platense in 1980 and Boca Juniors in 1982, amongst others.[1]


Cap was hospitalized with a heart problem in September 1982,[2] and died shortly thereafter.


  1. "Cap, Nuevo entrenador de Boca Juniors" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 28 December 1981. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Cap, Muy grave" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 7 September 1982. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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