Carmelo Simeone
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Carmelo Simeone
Carmelo Simeone
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Simeone at Boca Juniors
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-09-22)22 September 1934
Place of birth Ciudadela, Argentina
Date of death 11 October 2014(2014-10-11) (aged 80)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955-1961 Vélez Sársfield 164 (0)
1962-1967 Boca Juniors 152 (1)
1968-? Sportivo Belgrano ? (?)
National team
1959-1966 Argentina 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2008

Carmelo "Cholo" Simeone, (22 September 1934 - 11 October 2014) was an Argentine football defender who won three league championships with Boca Juniors and played for the Argentina national team. Nicknamed "Cholo", he was known for his energetic playing style.[1]

Club career

Simeone started his playing career in 1955 with Vélez Sársfield. In 1961 he joined Boca Juniors where he was an important defensive player in the teams that won the Argentine Primera in 1962, 1964 and 1965. Simeone left Boca In 1967 and spent some time playing for Sportivo Belgrano in the lower leagues of Argentine football.

International career

Simeone represented Argentina in their victorious Copa América campaign in 1959,[2] and at the 1966 FIFA World Cup;[3] in total he made 22 appearances for the national side between 1959 and 1966.



Boca Juniors


  1. ^ "Jens Fjellström ny tränare i Malmö FF (Jens Fjellström new coach in Malmö FF)". 2016-07-26. Archived from the original on 2003-08-16. Retrieved .
  2. ^ rsssf: Argentina Copa America 1959 squad
  3. ^ rsssf: Argentina 1966 World Cup squad

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