|Full name||Valeriano López Mendiola|
|Date of birth||4 May 1926|
|Place of birth||Perú|
|Date of death||May 7, 1993(aged 67)|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
| Sport Boys|
| 54 (62)|
1 Senior club appearances and 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.
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.
|1948||Peruvian national team||Bolivarian Games|
|1951||Sport Boys||Peruvian League|
|1954||Alianza Lima||Peruvian League|
|1955||Alianza Lima||Peruvian League|
|1958||Sport Boys||Peruvian League|
|Gold||1948 Bolivarian Games||NA|
- Peruvian Championship's Top Scorer: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951 
- 1948 Bolivarian Games: Best Player
- 1948 Bolivarian Games: Top Scorer
- 1952 Panamerican Championship: Top Scorer
- 1951 South American Top scorer on the year
- He also set a record by scoring in 12 consecutive Colombian League games.
- ↑ The World's 309 most successful Top Division Goal Scorers of all time
- ↑ (Spanish) Great Players: Valeriano López
- ↑ Primera División Peruana: Top Scorer
- ↑ South American Topscorers
- ↑ Scoring Streacks, Valeriano López