Hugo Curioni

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Hugo Curioni
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Curioni at Boca Juniors
Personal information
Full name Hugo Alberto Curioni
Date of birth (1946-10-11) October 11, 1946 (age 72)
Place of birth General Cabrera, Córdoba, Argentina
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969 Instituto 10 (0)
1970–1973 Boca Juniors 135 (69)
1974–1975 Nantes 38 (24)
1975–1977 FC Metz 109 (59)
1978 Troyes 5 (1)
1978–1980 Montpellier 48 (21)
1980 Toluca
1980 Gimnasia La Plata 26 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hugo Alberto Curioni (born 11 October 1946 in General Cabrera) is a retired Argentine football centre forward. He played professional football in Argentina, France and Mexico.


Curioni started his professional career with Instituto de Córdoba in 1969, he was soon spotted by Boca Juniors and signed for them in 1970. In his first season with the club he was part of the championship winning team. He was also equal topscorer in Metropolitano 1973 with Oscar Más and Ignacio Peña.

Curioni is fondly remembered by Boca fans for his goalscoring feats in the Superclásico derby against fierce rivals River Plate. He shares a record of scoring in six consecutive Superclásicos with Paulo Valentim and scored 7 in 11 games overall.


Curioni was signed by Nantes and was the third highest scorer in the French league in 1974–1975.

In 1975 Curioni moved to FC Metz where he was third top scorer in 1975–1976 and 4th top scorer in 1976–1977. He then had spells with Montpellier and Troyes.

Later career

Curioni had a spell in Mexico with Toluca and returned to Argentina in March 1980 to finish his career with Gimnasia de La Plata.[1]


Boca Juniors


  1. ^ "Curioni H.A." (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 April 2012.

External links

  • Media related to Hugo Curioni at Wikimedia Commons
  • Boca Juniors profile (in Spanish)
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