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José Varacka

José Varacka
River Plate
1984Atlético Junior
1987–1988Atlético Junior
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Varacka (born 27 May 1932) is a former Argentine football player and coach.

Club career

Varacka played for three of the big five teams in Argentina. He started his career in 1952 with Independiente. In 1954 he played and scored in a famous 6–0 win over Real Madrid.[1] He joined River Plate in 1960 where he played for six seasons.

In 1966 Varacka joined San Lorenzo de Almagro and after one season with the club he would down his career at Colo-Colo in Chile and then Miraflores in Peru.

International career

Varacka played in the 1958 and 1966 editions of the FIFA World Cup. He played in the Copa América 1956[2] and 1959.[3] He also played in the 1964 Copa de Las Naciones, played in Brazil.[4]

Managerial career

Varacka started his managerial career with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata in 1968. He went on to serve as the manager of Boca Juniors and River Plate. he won two Colombian league titles during his four spells as manager of Atlético Junior (1977 & 1980).[5] In 1981 his 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. Varacka also managed the Argentine national team in the 1974 world cup alongside Vladislao Cap.

References

External links

  • FIFA competition record
  • (Spanish) BDFA profile



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