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First World Cup Player Francisco Varallo Dies At 100

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina :  Former Argentina footballer Francisco Varallo, the last surviving player from the first World Cup in 1930, died on Monday at the age of 100. His death in La Plata, Argentina, was

PTI [ Updated: August 31, 2010 11:52 IST ]
first world cup player francisco varallo dies at 100
first world cup player francisco varallo dies at 100

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina :  Former Argentina footballer Francisco Varallo, the last surviving player from the first World Cup in 1930, died on Monday at the age of 100. His death in La Plata, Argentina, was confirmed by his former Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima, which did not specify the cause of death.


Varallo played in the final between Uruguay and Argentina in Montevideo, Uruguay _ a match that Argentina famously lost 4-2.

Varallo began his career with the club Gimnasia y Esgrima, but made his mark with Boca Juniors. He is Boca's second-leading scorer with 194 goals, behind only the club's current striker Martin Palermo. Varallo was nicknamed "Canoncito" (little canon) for his powerful shot. AP

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