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Vicente Alberto Pernia , known as El Tano (the Neapolitan), is a former Argentine professional footballer. He then went on to a second career as a car racing driver.
El Tano started his football career with Estudiantes de La Plata in 1969, where he played until his transfer to Boca Juniors in 1973. During his time at Boca Pernia won a number of titles, including 3 league titles and 2 Copa Libertadores. Pernia played a total of 269 games for Boca in all competitions and still holds the record for the Boca player to have been sent off the most times with 13 red cards. After the chain of successes under coach Juan Carlos Lorenzo, he was sold to Velez Sarsfield at the end of 1981 after being left out of new coach Silvio Marzolini's plans.
Pernia retired from playing football in 1982. His son Mariano is also a football player and was a member of the Spain national football team for 2006 FIFA World Cup.
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