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Héctor Yazalde
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Personal information
Full name Héctor Casimiro Yazalde
Date of birth May 29, 1946(1946-05-29)
Place of birth    Avellaneda, Argentina
Date of death    June 18, 1997 (aged 51)
Place of death    Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Retired
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1962–1966
1967–1971
1971–1975
1975–1977
1977–1981
1981
Piraña
Independiente
Sporting CP
Marseille
Newell's Old Boys
Huracán
Total
00? 00(?)
113 0(72)
104 (104)
043 0(23)
120 0(53)
00? 00(?)
393 (256)   
National team
1970–1974 Argentina 010 00(2)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Héctor Casimiro Yazalde (born May 29, 1946 in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires – died June 18, 1997 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine footballer, who played as a striker.

Nicknamed Chirola, Yazalde scored 46 goals in one single season with Sporting Clube de Portugal, being awarded that season's European Golden Shoe.

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Football career

Yazalde's beginnings in football were hazardous; he was visiting a friend who played with Piraña, an amateur club in the Argentine capital. He asked to join in the training session, immediately causing a stirring impression and signing the very day. From there, Yazalde signed with Club Atlético Independiente, going on to help the side help two national leagues.

In 1971-72, he signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal, helping the Lisbon outfit to the 1974 league title, during which he scored 46 goals in just 29 games, both a domestic and European record, and the 1973 Portuguese cup. The following campaign, with the lions finishing third, Yazalde pitched in with 30 goals, league's best and Europe's second.

As a prize for the European Golden Shoe, he received a Toyota car, which he sold, then sharing the money with his teammates. After his Portuguese spell, Yazalde successively represented Olympique de Marseille, Newell's Old Boys and Club Atlético Huracán, retiring in 1981 and becoming a player's agent, in Argentina.

Internationally, Yazalde played 10 times for his country, appearing at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where he netted twice in three matches (both against Haiti, 4-1 win). He died in June 1997, from hemorrhage and heart failure, aged 51.

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