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Angel Labruna

Angel Amadeo Labruna, , was a football player and coach in Argentina. He is tied with Arsenio Erico as the all-time highest goalscorers in the Argentine first division. He was part of the celebrated River Plate striker, nicknamed "La Maquina" (The Machine), and he was considered one of the best South-American footballers of all time.

Labruna holds a number of records for River Plate, including his record 16 goals in the superclasico derby with fierce rivals Boca Juniors.

In 1959 Labruna left River Plate having defended their colors in 515 matches, scoring 293 goals making him the all-time highest goalscorer in the Argentine first division along with Arsenio Erico. He later played two seasons in the Chilean Rangers, and Uruguay's Rampla Juniors in Montevideo and Platense in Argentina, to retire when he was 43 years old.

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