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Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (born February 14, 1945 age 63, in Piri√°polismarker) is an Uruguayanmarker former football goalkeeper of the 1960s and 1970s. He helped the Uruguay national team to qualify to the semifinals of the 1970 World Cup, where the charr√ļas were stopped by the eventual champions, Brazil. He was elected the best goalkeeper of that tournament. He has also played for the Brazilian side Atl√©tico Mineiromarker.

He is perhaps most famous for being the keeper that fell for Pelé's sensational trick at the 1970 World Cup Finals when he let the ball run one way past Mazurkiewicz and he ran the other, before almost scoring with a shot while he was turning back towards the goal.

Lev Yashin, the goalkeeper considered the best of all times said Ladislao was his successor. Mazurkewicz spends his days as a coach for goalkeepers for Pe√Īarol. He is of Polish descent throughout one of his relatives. Some of the people and fans considered him as the best Uruguayan goalkeeper and one of the best to come from the Americas. With Penarol he won 5 national championships as well as the Copa Libertadores then in 1966 played the Copa Intercontinental against Real Madrid winning with an aggregate of 4-0. During his international career from 1965 to 1974, Mazurkiewicz earned a total of 44 appearances with the national team of his native Uruguay.

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