Widely heralded as one of the greatest defenders in Argentine history, Roberto Perfumo was also a beloved commentator and analyst for ESPN Latin America.
This weekend, a minute of silence will be held at football games across the country as an homage to the former River Plate and Racing Club center back, who made 37 appearances for La Selección between 1964 and 1974, captaining the side in his second World Cup.
En honor a Roberto Perfumo se realizará un minuto de silencio en los partidos de todas las categorías de la Argentina este fin de semana.
— AFA (@afa) March 10, 2016
Perfumo was born on October 3rd, 1942. During his career, Perfumo won seven league titles, the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinetal Cup. “El Mariscal” as he was known, went on to become a coach as well as Argentina’s Sports Secretary from 2003 to 2004 before becoming a highly respected commentator and columnist.
Aside from football, his other passions included tango. Perfumo chose to play the tango Mala Suerte, “Bad Luck,” in his final radio appearance before the accident.