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Héctor Chumpitaz

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Full nameHéctor Eduardo Chumpitaz González
Place of birthCañete, Peru
Playing positionDefender

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Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz González (born April 12, 1944 in Cañete) is a former footballer from Peru. He, with Teófilo Cubillas and Hugo Sotil, have been some of Peru's most recognized football players

He was the captain of the Peruvian national team that was victorious at Copa America 1975 and during the 1970 and 1978 World Cups,

Nicknamed El Capitán de America (America's Captain) because of his great technique, his leadership, his organisation ability on the field and was selected captain of the American continent's team.

Chumpitaz is considered one of the greatest South American defenders of all-time and was named to the list of best World Cup players of all time by Terra.com in 2006. He was elected the 35th best South American footballer of the 20th century in a poll by the IFFHS in 2000.


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