José Varacka was born on May 27, 1932, and died on October 22, 2018.
He was an Argentine former football player and coach.
He was a player for three of the big five teams in Argentina.
José Varacka began his career in 1952 with Independiente.
Varacka played and scored in a famous 6–0 win over Real Madrid, in 1954.
During 1960, he played for six seasons, when he joined River Plate.
He joined San Lorenzo de Almagro in 1966 and after just one season with the club, he would down his career at Colo-Colo in Chile and then Miraflores in Peru.
He began his managerial career with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata in 1968.
José Varacka went on to serve as the manager of Boca Juniors and River Plate.
Varacka won two Colombian league titles during his four spells as manager of Atlético Junior (1977 & 1980).
During 1981, José Varacka’s Argentinos Juniors team dramatically avoided relegation on the last day of the season by beating his former team San Lorenzo 1–0, causing their relegation instead.
He also managed the Argentine national team in the 1974 world cup alongside Vladislao Cap.
José Varacka passed away at 86 years old.