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Raúl Castronovo

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Raúl Castronovo
Personal information
Full name Raúl Osvaldo Castronovo Zanón
Date of birth (1949-01-11) 11 January 1949 (age 72)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Rosario Central 63 (14)
1971 Peñarol 19 (13)
1971–1974 Nancy 79 (30)
1974–1977 Málaga 56 (20)
1977–1978 Hércules 18 (6)
1978–1979 Salamanca 26 (8)
1979–1980 Algeciras 22 (3)
Total 283 (94)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Raúl Osvaldo Castronovo Zanón (born 11 January 1949) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Club career

Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Castronovo began his career with local Rosario Central in 1968, but an economic crisis in 1970 prompted his move to Peñarol in Uruguay, where he became the top scorer of the 1971 edition of the Copa Libertadores, tied with Luis Artime at ten goals.[1]

After playing in Ligue 1 with AS Nancy during three seasons, Castronovo moved to Spain where he remained until the end of his career, representing CD Málaga, Hércules CF, UD Salamanca and Algeciras CF and competing in both La Liga and Segunda División. On 27 April 1980, whilst a free agent, he was involved in a match fixing incident between the first and the third clubs which resulted in a two-year ban for himself, Málaga teammate Julio Orozco and Salamanca manager Felipe Mesones;[2] he retired shortly after, aged only 31.


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