Argentine striker who was nicknamed El Toro. He won consecutive Pichichi scoring trophies and dominated the European leagues.
He began his career with a local soccer club before moving to Rosario Central, where he netted 85 goals in 105 appearances.
He was the only Argentine soccer player competing abroad who was invited to play on the national team in the 1978 World Cup.
His father, also named Mario, inspired him to start practicing soccer at age seven.
His performance with the Argentine national team in the 1978 World Cup inspired Gabriel Batistuta to become a soccer player.