Valeriano López

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Valeriano López
Personal information
Full name Valeriano López Mendiola
Date of birth 4 May 1926
Place of birth    Perú
Date of death    May 7, 1993(1993-05-07) (aged 67)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Sport Boys
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1946-1948
1949-1950
1951-1952
1953
1954-1956
1957
1958-1960
Sport Boys
Deportivo Cali
Sport Boys
Huracán
Alianza Lima
Ramon Castilla
Sport Boys
Deportivo Cali
Total
0054 0(62)
0039 0(43)
0030 0(44)
0018 0(10)
0038 0(33)
00 05 0(4)
00 10 0 (7)
00 05 0 (4)

0 199 (207)   

National team
1947-1955 Peru 012 0(11)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Valeriano López Mendiola (born 4 May 1926 in Casma — died 7 May 1993 in Callao) was a football forward player from Peru, Nicknamed Tanque de Casma. Recognized as one of Peru's most important players, he was an all round forward being a magnificent finisher, very strong, great at positioning and most of all brilliant in the air.

Prolific goalscorer, next to Ferreyra and Friedenreich, have been only the American professional footballers with an average of more than 1 goal per match, having made 207 goals in 199 games of 1946 to his retirement in 1960.[1]

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Career

His career began with Peruvian club Sport Boys at the age of 20 years, he became a prolific goalscorer, winning the Peruvian league top-scorer, its three first seasons, (1946, 1947 and 1948) scoring 62 goals in 54 matchs. After a successful beginning in Peru, in 1949 it is punished to perpetuity for the practice of soccer to escape of the concentration of the Peruvian national team days before the South American Championship of Brazil.

López moved to Colombia club Deportivo Cali and remains one of their most iconic players. [2]

Honours

Season Team Title
1948 Peru Peruvian national team Bolivarian Games
1951 Peru Sport Boys Peruvian League
1954 Peru Alianza Lima Peruvian League
1955 Peru Alianza Lima Peruvian League
1958 Peru Sport Boys Peruvian League

Individual Honours

Medal record
Gold 1948 Bolivarian Games NA

Records

References

  1. The World's 309 most successful Top Division Goal Scorers of all time
  2. (Spanish) Great Players: Valeriano López
  3. Primera División Peruana: Top Scorer
  4. South American Topscorers
  5. Scoring Streacks, Valeriano López

External links

fr:Valeriano Lopez it:Valeriano López pt:Valeriano López

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