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(CNN Spanish) - This Friday, the River Plate soccer club in Argentina confirmed in his official Twitter account the death of Amadeo Carrizo.
Carrizo, is recognized worldwide as one of the most emblematic goalkeepers in the history of Argentine soccer, who played 551 matches with River Plate, giving him the award as the player with the most appearances in tournaments of the Argentine Soccer Association AFA.
Carrizo won seven domestic titles with River Plate, 1945, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957 and the 1945 Aldao Cup.
With the Argentina team, he wore the Albiceleste goalkeeper sack in 19 games and played in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. Carrizo in his last years as a professional footballer played for Millonarios de Colombia.
According to the Federation of Football History and Statistics, Carrizo was the best goalkeeper in South America of the 20th century.
On a day of pain for all the people of River Plate, we bid farewell to the Honorary President of the Club and one of the greatest idols in our history. You are a legend, Amadeo. #AmadeoEterno pic.twitter.com/BEkD74ZxCA
- River Plate (@RiverPlate) March 20, 2020