Pedro Dellacha

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Pedro Dellacha
Dellacha in 1952 when playing for Racing Club
Personal information
Full name Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha
Date of birth (1926-07-09)9 July 1926
Place of birth Lanús, Argentina
Date of death 31 July 2010(2010-07-31) (aged 84)
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1945–1947 Quilmes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1951 Quilmes 141 (2)
1952–1958 Racing Club 184 (1)
1959–1965 Necaxa
National team
1953–1958 Argentina 35 (0)
Teams managed
1965 Ferro Carril Oeste
1960s Lanús
1968–1969 Platense
1969–1970 San Lorenzo
1970–1972 Independiente
1972–1973 Celta de Vigo
1975 Independiente
1976 Racing Club
1977 Nacional
1978 Millonarios
1980–1981 Monterrey
1986–? Huracán
1992 Alianza Lima
1992–1993 Santos Laguna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008

Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha (9 July 1926, Lanús – 31 July 2010) was an Argentine football defender and coach. He was the captain of the Argentina national team that won the 1957 Copa América and earned the nickname "Don Pedro del Area". As a manager, he won the Copa Libertadores twice and league championships in four countries.

Playing career[edit]

Dellacha joined Quilmes Atlético Club in 1945, and in 1947 he made his debut for the first team. He was part of the squad that won the Primera B championship and promotion to the Argentine Primera in 1949. he played with the club until 1951, making a total of 141 appearances.

In 1952, Dellacha joined Racing Club where he went on to make 184 appearances and help the club to win the 1958 league championship.

In 1953, he appeared in the film "El hijo del crack".[1]

Dellacha played 35 times for the Argentina national team between 1953 and 1958.[2] he played in three editions of the Copa América winning the tournament twice in 1955 and 1957. In 1957 he was the captain of the team and was awarded the Olimpia de Oro for his role in leading them to victory. He also played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

Dellacha finished his playing career in Mexico with Club Necaxa.

Managerial career[edit]

Dellacha went on to become a successful football manager, he won league titles in four countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Peru) and led Independiente to two Copa Libertadores championships in 1972 and 1975.


As a player[edit]

Racing Club

As a manager[edit]

Alianza Lima

Peruvian Primera División: 1992


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