Roberto Perfumo, Argentine footballer, Died at 73


Roberto Alfredo Perfumo was born on October 3, 1942, and died on March 10, 2016.

He was a former Argentine footballer and sports commentator.

Perfumo was born in Sarandí and his first approach to football was to play in his neighborhood team, named “Pulqui”.

He had made his debut at the 5th. division of River Plate, in 1960.

Then, he became a player of the Racing Club, where he debuted in January 1964 in a match against Flamengo played at Santiago, Chile.

His initial position on the field was as a midfielder but he began to play as right back in the Racing reserve team.

Roberto debuted in Primera División promoted by Néstor Rossi during a match against Ferro Carril Oeste.

When he was a player with the Racing Club, he was regarded as one of the best Argentine defenders, winning the Primera title, the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup.

During that period, he was praised by critic and fans as the most notable player of Racing Club.

Following his retirement, he worked as a football commentator for ESPN and for TV Pública show Fútbol para todos.

Perfumo died due to a skull injury after he fell while dining with fellow journalists at a Buenos Aires restaurant, on 10 March 2016.

Roberto Alfredo Perfumo passed away at 73 yrs old.