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Adolfo Pedernera

Adolfo Pedernera
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Full nameAdolfo Pedernera
Date of birth15 November 1918
Place of birthAvellaneda, Argentina
Date of death12 May 1995(age 76)
Playing positionInside Forward

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Adolfo Alfredo Pedernera (15 November 1918 12 May 1995), born in Avellaneda, Argentina, was a football (soccer) player and coach. Nicknamed "El Maestro" ("The Master"), He is still considered by many to be one of the greatest Argentine players of all-time. He was elected the 12th best South american footballer of the 20th century in a poll by the IFFHS in 2000. Adolfo Pedernera usually played as an inside forward and was renowned for his technique and ability to create chances for others whilst also being a prominent goalscorer.

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