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Norberto Raffo

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Norberto Raffo
Raffo at Atlanta in 1969
Personal information
Full name Norberto Santiago Raffo
Date of birth 27 April 1939
Place of birth Argentina
Date of death 16 December 2008 (aged 69)
Place of death Avellaneda
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1953–1957 Club Atlético Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1960 Independiente 48 (15)
1961–1966 Banfield 180 (68)
1967–1968 Racing Club 40 (11)
1969–1970 Atlanta 29 (9)
1971 América de Cali 20[1] (10)
1972 Lanús
1973 Huachipato
1974 Altos Hornos Zapla
National team
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Teams managed
1975 Lanús
1976 Argentino de Quilmes
1977 Banfield
1978–1979 El Porvenir
1979–1980 Lanús
1980 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
1981 Altos Hornos Zapla
1987–1996 Lanús Youth
1996–1998 Talleres (RE)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Norberto Raffo (27 April 1939 – 16 December 2008[2]) was an Argentine football striker. He was born in the city of Avellaneda in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina. He was the Copa Libertadores de América Topscorer in Copa Libertadores 1967 with 14 goals for eventual champions Racing Club, the second highest total ever achieved in a single Copa Libertadores season.

Playing career

Raffo played for both of the Avellaneda giants Independiente and Racing Club winning major titles with both teams.

He is best remembered by the fans of Banfield for scoring 68 goals in 180 games for the club between 1960 and 1966, making him the 3rd top scorer in the club's history.

Raffo also played for Atlanta, Lanús, Altos Hornos Zapla in Argentina, Huachipato in Chile and América de Cali in Colombia.


Season Club Title
1960 Independiente Primera División Argentina
1962 Banfield Primera B Nacional
1966 Racing Club Copa Libertadores
1967 Racing Club Copa Intercontinental
1972 Lanús Primera B
1973 Altos Hornos Zapla Liga Jujueña de Futbol

Managerial career

Raffo went on to manage several Argentine clubs, most notably Lanús on several occasions and Banfield. His other clubs included Argentino de Quilmes, El Porvenir, Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, Altos Hornos Zapla and Talleres (RE).

Raffo also had a long spell in charge of the Lanús youth team, between 1987 and 1996.


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