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Pedro Dellacha
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Personal information
Full name Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha
Date of birth July 9, 1926 (1926-07-09) (age 83)
Place of birth    Lanús, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1945-1947 Quilmes
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1947-1951
1952-1958
1959-1965
Quilmes
Racing Club
Necaxa
141 (2)
184 (1)
00? (?)   
National team
1953-1958 Argentina 035 (0)
Teams managed
1965
1960s
1968-1969
1969-1970
1970-1972
1972-1973
1975
1976
1977
1978
1980-1981
1986-?
1992
1992-1993
Ferro Carril Oeste
Lanús
Platense
San Lorenzo
Independiente
Celta de Vigo
Independiente
Racing Club
Nacional
Millonarios
Monterrey
Huracán
Alianza Lima
Santos Laguna

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of October 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Pedro Rodolfo Dellacha (born 9 July 1926, in Lanús) is a former 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 different countries.

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Playing career

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

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

Titles

As a player

Season Team Title
1958 Argentina Racing Club Primera División Argentina
1955 Argentina Argentina Copa América
1957 Argentina Argentina Copa América
1959-60 Mexico Necaxa Copa Mexico
Dellacha playing for Racing Club

As a manager

Season Team Title
1971 Metropolitano Argentina Independiente Primera División Argentina
1972 Argentina Independiente Copa Libertadores
1972 Argentina Independiente Copa Intercontinental
1975 Argentina Independiente Copa Libertadores
1977 Uruguay Nacional Primera División Uruguaya
1978 Colombia Millonarios Primera División Colombiana
1992 Peru Alianza Lima Primera División Peruana

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