Captain of the Uruguayan national team who won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. He spent the bulk of his club career with Bella Vista and Nacional and was a member of the Uruguayan national team from 1923 to 1937, before managing the team from 1942 to 1945.
He played as an amateur with FC Escriu and then joined CA Lito in 1918 to begin his professional career.
After helping Uruguay win the 1923 South American Championship, he led a gold medal-winning national squad in the 1924 Olympics.
His father immigrated to Uruguay from Milan, Italy, and his mother, Maria, came from Spain.
He and Edinson Cavani both played for the Uruguayan national team.