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Roberto Perfumo

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRoberto Alfredo•Perfumo
Used nameRoberto•Perfumo
Born3 October 1942 in Sarandí (ARG)
Died10 March 2016 in Buenos Aires (ARG)
Measurements180 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsRacing Club, Avellaneda (ARG)
NOC(s) Argentina


Roberto Perfumo started out as a midfielder in youth football, playing with River Plate, but later switched to right back. He started his senior career with Racing Club, playing for them from 1962-70, then played for Cruzeiro from 1971-74, and finished his career back with River Plate from 1975-78.

With Racing Club, Perfumo won titles in the Primera División in 1966, and the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in 1967. He won the Campeonato Mineiro three times with Cruzeiro in 1972-74. Between 1964-74 Perfumo was on the Argentine national team, earning 37 international caps. He later became a football commentator for ESPN Deportes and for the public television show Fútbol para todos. Perfumo died tragically. He was dining with fellow journalists at a Buenos Aires restaurant when he fell, striking his head and dying from a skull injury.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1964 Summer Olympics Football (Football) Football, Men Olympic Argentina =9 Representing Argentina    

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