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Goalkeeper’s Day in Argentina: Why is it celebrated today and who is it inspired by?

Goalkeeper’s Day in Argentina: Why is it celebrated today and who is it inspired by?
Goalkeeper’s Day in Argentina: Why is it celebrated today and who is it inspired by?

On June 12, the “Archer’s Day” in Argentinait was chosen to honor the legendary archer of River, Amadeo Carrizoand served to differentiate itself from the rest of the world.

On June 12, 1926, he was born in Rufino, Santa Fethe historical Amadeo Carrizowho is considered the best goalkeeper in the history of the Núñez entity and one of the most outstanding in the argentine soccer.

The project to celebrate this day was taken by the Senate of the Nation and became official in 2011.

Reed debuted in River in [1945and remained in the club until 1968. During the 24 seasons, he played a total 551 matcheswhich allowed him to become the footballer with the most games played in the club’s history.

In the entity of Nunez won seven titles: the championships [194519521953195519561957 and the Aldao Cup of [1945.

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Carrizo was recognized for his longevity (he retired in Millionaires of Colombia at 44 years old), but also for his revolutionary style for the time: the goalkeeper used to play in the line of defenders, something that is a trend today, but in those years not so much.

Although he left several “pearls” in his career, he had a historic event: he was the first Argentine goalkeeper to use gloves. The historic Russian archer Lev Yashin He was the first to use them worldwide and gave the gloves to Reed in the only meeting they faced.

On the other hand, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) chose him as the best south american archer of the 20th century.

Source: Ambito

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