Leopoldo Luque

Argentine footballer

Leopoldo Jacinto Luque (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo xaˈsinto ˈluke]; (3 May 1949 – 15 February 2021)[1][2] was an Argentine footballer. He played as a striker.

Leopoldo Luque
Leopoldo Luque 1978.jpg
Luque with Argentina
at the 1978 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Leopoldo Jacinto Luque
Date of birth 5 May 1949
Place of birth Santa Fe, Argentina
Date of death 15 February 2021(2021-02-15) (aged 71)
Place of death Mendoza, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1969 Gimnasia de Jujuy
1969–1971 Central Norte
1971 Unión
1972 Rosario Central 4 (3)
1973–1975 Unión 35 (10)
1975–1980 River Plate 176 (75)
1980–1981 Unión 24 (10)
1981 Tampico Madero 4 (2)
1982 Racing Club 11 (2)
1983 Santos 2 (0)
1983–1984 Chacarita Juniors 11 (0)
1984 Santos
1984–1985 Textil Mandiyú
National team
1975–1981 Argentina 43 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luque began his career in 1972 and lasted until 1984. He played for Unión de Santa Fe, Rosario Central, River Plate, Racing Club de Avellaneda and Chacarita Juniors.

Luque played for the national team from 1975 until 1981.

In February 2007, Luque suffered a heart attack. He died from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina on 15 February 2021, aged 71.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Clarín.com (15 February 2021). "Murió Leopoldo Jacinto Luque, el goleador implacable de River y la Selección argentina campeona del mundo". www.clarin.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  2. "World Cup winner Luque dies of heart attack after contracting Covid". France 24. 2021-02-15. Retrieved 2021-02-16.

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