Luis Artime

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Luis Artime
Personal information
Full name Luis Artime
Date of birth (1938-12-02) 2 December 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth Parque Civit, Argentina
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1962 Atlanta 67 (50)
1963–1966 River Plate 80 (70)
1967–1968 Independiente 72 (45)
1969 Palmeiras 57 (49)
1969–1971 Nacional 56 (61)
1972 Fluminense 9 (4)
1973–1974 Nacional 10 (4)
Total 302 (236)
National team
1961–1967[1] Argentina 25 (24)
Teams managed
1975 Atlético Tucumán
1979–1980 Atlanta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Artime (born 2 December 1938 in Parque Civit in Mendoza Province) is a retired Argentine footballer, who played as a striker, and scored more than 1000 goals during his career.[2] His son Luis Fabián Artime is also a retired Argentine footballer who played in the 1990s.

Club career

Artime had a remarkably successful career in club football, he was top scorer four times in the Argentine league, three times in the Uruguayan league and once in the Copa Libertadores. he won one Argentine league title, three Uruguayan league titles and the Copa Libertadores in 1971.

Artime started his career at Club Atlético Atlanta but in 1962 he was transferred to Argentine giants River Plate where he became the top scorer in Argentina on three occasions.[3] In 1966 he moved to Independiente where he helped the team to win the Nacional 1967, he was also topscorer in the tournament.

In 1969, he moved to Brazil to play for Palmeiras, but he didn't stay long, and soon left to join Nacional of Uruguay. His first spell at Nacional was the most productive of his career; he won 3 Urugauyan league titles in a row, topscoring in each tournament, and in 1971 he helped the team to win the Copa Libertadores.

In 1972, he tried his luck in Brazil for a second time, but returned to Nacional in Uruguay after only one season at Fluminense. His second spell at Nacional was overshadowed by the successes of eternal rivals Peñarol. Artime retired from football in 1974.

International career

Playing for the Argentina national football team, Artime scored 24 goals in 25 caps, making him Argentina's 7th highest goalscorer to date. His strike rate of 0.96 goals per game for Argentina also makes him one of the most prolific goalscorers in Argentine international football. He played at the 1966 FIFA World Cup and at the South American Championship 1967, where he was the top goalscorer.






  1. ^ "Luis Artime – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ Legends section of Independiente's web-site
  3. ^ RSSSF Topscorers in Argentina
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