Mario Kempes

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Birthday
15, 1954
Birthplace
Bell Ville, Argentina
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1954 (age 65)
Birthplace
Bell Ville, Argentina

About

Argentine striker who was nicknamed El Toro. He won consecutive Pichichi scoring trophies and dominated the European leagues.

Before Fame

He began his career with a local soccer club before moving to Rosario Central, where he netted 85 goals in 105 appearances.

Trivia

He was the only Argentine soccer player competing abroad who was invited to play on the national team in the 1978 World Cup.

Family Life

His father, also named Mario, inspired him to start practicing soccer at age seven.

Associated With

His performance with the Argentine national team in the 1978 World Cup inspired Gabriel Batistuta to become a soccer player.