Héctor Scarone

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Héctor Pedro Scarone Beretta (November 26, 1898 – April 4, 1967) was a Uruguay
Uruguay
Uruguay ,officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay,sometimes the Eastern Republic of Uruguay; ) is a country in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to some 3.5 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area...

an football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 striker. He went on for many years Since 1930 to holds the record as the all-time leading scorer with 31 goals in 52 games between 1917 and 1930 for the Uruguayan national team
Uruguay national football team
The Uruguayan national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez...

. Though Diego Forlán
Diego Forlán
Diego Forlán Corazo is an Uruguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Internazionale and the Uruguayan national team. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also received the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2010 World Cup.Forlán was born...

 later equaled His record in 2011, and surpassed it on 11 October 2011 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Club career


He was born in Montevideo
Montevideo
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento...

 in 1898 from an Italian family originally from Savona
Savona
Savona is a seaport and comune in the northern Italian region of Liguria, capital of the Province of Savona, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea....

, Liguria
Liguria
Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. Its capital is Genoa. It is a popular region with tourists for its beautiful beaches, picturesque little towns, and good food.-Geography:...

.

At club level, Scarone spent most of his career with Nacional
Club Nacional de Football
Club Nacional de Football is a Uruguayan sports club based in Montevideo. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Uruguayan Primera División....

, with whom he won the Uruguayan championship eight times. He scored a total of 301 goals for the club in 369 appearances.

He also played for Spanish side FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
Futbol Club Barcelona , also known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, is a professional football club, based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain....

, and Inter Milan and Palermo
U.S. Città di Palermo
Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo is an Italian football club from Palermo, Sicily which currently plays in Serie A, the top level of Italian football. Formed in 1900 as Anglo Panormitan Athletic and Football Club, the club had various names before assuming its final form in 1987 and is currently...

 in Italy.

National team


He won the South American Championship
Copa América
The Copa América —previously known as South American Championship—is an international football competition contested between the men's national teams of CONMEBOL, the sport's continental governing body...

 four times: in 1917
South American Championship 1917
The 1917 South American Championship of Nations was the second edition of the continental tournament now known as the Copa América. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 30 to October 14, 1917. Hosts Uruguay retained the title after winning 1-0 over Argentina in the last match of the...

, 1923
South American Championship 1923
-Goal scorers:3 goals Aguirre Petrone2 goals Saruppo Nilo1 goals Onzari Fretes I. López Rivas Zelada Cea Scarone Somma-External links:*...

, 1924
South American Championship 1924
-Goal scorers:4 goals Petrone2 goals I. López Rivas Romano1 goals Sosa Loyarte Arellano Cea Zingone-External links:*...

, and 1926
South American Championship 1926
The tenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Santiago, Chile from October 12 to November 3, 1926.The participating countries were Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay....

, and the Olympic gold medal twice
Football at the Summer Olympics
Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer, has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport. Women's football was added to the official programme in 1996.-Early history:...

: in 1924
Football at the 1924 Summer Olympics
At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, Uruguay dominated the Football tournament winning the Gold.-Amateur Status:In 1921, the Belgium Football Association first allowed for payments to players for time lost from work; in the months that followed four other Associations permitted similar...

 and 1928
Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics
Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics tournament, won by Uruguay against Argentina, would be the precursor to the first FIFA World Cup held in 1930 in Uruguay.-Medalists:-Background:...

.

At the age of 19, he scored the goal that gave Uruguay the title at the 1917 South American Championship, in the final against Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...

, his fourth international match.

Scarone finished his international career by leading Uruguay to the 1930 FIFA World Cup
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

, and although his international career ended that same year, the 31 goals (in 52 matches) he scored for his country till as the national record.

Honours


Club Nacional
  • Primera División Uruguaya
    Primera División Uruguaya
    The Liga Profesional de Primera División , also known as the Primera División Uruguaya or Primera División de Uruguay , is a professional football league in Uruguay at the top of the country's football league system. It is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association and is contested by 16 teams...

    : (8) 1916, 1917, 1919,1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1934


Uruguay
  • Copa América
    Copa América
    The Copa América —previously known as South American Championship—is an international football competition contested between the men's national teams of CONMEBOL, the sport's continental governing body...

    : (4) 1917
    South American Championship 1917
    The 1917 South American Championship of Nations was the second edition of the continental tournament now known as the Copa América. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 30 to October 14, 1917. Hosts Uruguay retained the title after winning 1-0 over Argentina in the last match of the...

    , 1923
    South American Championship 1923
    -Goal scorers:3 goals Aguirre Petrone2 goals Saruppo Nilo1 goals Onzari Fretes I. López Rivas Zelada Cea Scarone Somma-External links:*...

    , 1924
    South American Championship 1924
    -Goal scorers:4 goals Petrone2 goals I. López Rivas Romano1 goals Sosa Loyarte Arellano Cea Zingone-External links:*...

    , 1926
    South American Championship 1926
    The tenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Santiago, Chile from October 12 to November 3, 1926.The participating countries were Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay....

  • Olympic gold
    Football at the Summer Olympics
    Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer, has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport. Women's football was added to the official programme in 1996.-Early history:...

    : (2) 1924
    Football at the 1924 Summer Olympics
    At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, Uruguay dominated the Football tournament winning the Gold.-Amateur Status:In 1921, the Belgium Football Association first allowed for payments to players for time lost from work; in the months that followed four other Associations permitted similar...

    , 1928
    Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics
    Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics tournament, won by Uruguay against Argentina, would be the precursor to the first FIFA World Cup held in 1930 in Uruguay.-Medalists:-Background:...

  • FIFA World Cup
    FIFA World Cup
    The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

    : 1930
    1930 FIFA World Cup
    The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...


Managerial career and later life


After retiring as a player, Scarone became a football coach. He was manager of Nacional and Real Madrid
Real Madrid
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol , commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. The club have won a record 31 La Liga titles, the Primera División of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional , 18 Copas del Rey, 8 Spanish Super Cups, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Copa de la...

 in the 1950s. He died in 1967 in Montevideo, aged 68.

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