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Hugo Sotil

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Full nameHugo Alejandro Sotil Yerén
Playing positionStriker - midfielder

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Hugo Alejandro Sotil Yerén (born 8 March 1949 in Ica) is a Peruvian former professional football player. Nicknamed El Cholo, he played as a striker or midfielder. Together with Teófilo Cubillas and Héctor Chumpitaz, he was one of Peru's most recognized football players of the 1970s. He also was a popular player in Peru, and a biopic on his life was released in that decade.He was part of the Peruvian squad that won the Copa América 1975. He also played for Peru at the 1970 and 1978 FIFA World Cups. He won the 1973-74 La Liga title with FC Barcelona, with Johan Cruyff as a teammate.

He became famous for his great passing qualities and excellent dribbling, but various personal problems curtailed his playing career.


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