Guillermo Stabile, Argentina

Guillermo Stabile, Argentina

Background
Born in Parque Patricios, Buenos Aires on January 17, 1905, Guillermo Stábile was one of the best Argentinean strikers of his time and died at the age of 61 in 1966.

Football career
Guillermo Stábile spent most of his club playing days at Huracán in Argentina between 1920 and 1930 before moving onto Genoa, Italy, in 1934. Stábile stayed with Genoa for just the one season before transferring to Napoli for the 1935-1936 season and then moved to Red Star Paris in France the following year, where he would remain until 1939.

World Cup history
Although Stábile didn’t play in the first game of the first World Cup, the 1930 World Cup, he still went on to score the most goals in the tournament, with eight goals in four matches. Guillermo Stábile was also instrumental in helping Argentina win six South American Championships in 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955 and 1957.

Post playing career
Stábile retired in 1939 and went on to coach the Argentine national team for a commendable 21 years until 1960, where he oversaw 127 matches.

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