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Ernesto Grillo

Ernesto Grillo
Personal information
Date of birth1 October 1929
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death18 June 1998(age 68)
Place of deathBuenos Aires, Argentina
Playing positionMidfielder

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Ernesto Grillo (1 October 1929 - 18 June 1998) was an Argentine football player who played for Independiente and Boca Juniors in Argentina, as well as AC Milan in Italy. He also represented the Argentina national side. He is included in the Argentine Football Association Hall of Fame.

After learning his trade in the youth teams of River Plate and Independiente Grillo started his professional playing career in 1949 with Independiente.

In 1953, in a match versus England, he scored a legendary goal for Argentina, which originated Argentine Footballer's Day.

In 1955 Grillo was part of the national squad that won the South American Championship 1955.

In 1957 he moved to Italy where he won the 1958-59 Serie A championship with A.C. Milan.

He returned to Argentina in 1960 to play for Boca Juniors, where he played 101 matches and scored 11 goals in all competitions and won three league titles in 1962, 1964 and 1965.

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