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Norberto Doroteo Méndez (January 5, 1923 - June 22, 1998) is a former Argentinemarker football striker. He was born on January 5, 1923, in the city of Buenos Airesmarker in Argentinamarker. He played 31 games for the Argentina national football team and won 3 Copa América titles and 3 Primera Division Argentina titles in his career. He is perhaps most famous for being the all time top scorer in the history of the Copa América with 17 goals.

Club career

Méndez started his playing career with Club Atlético Huracán in 1941. In 1947 he moved to Racing Club de Avellanedamarker where he helped the club become tricampeones (triple champions) by winning the Primera Division Argentina titles of 1949, 1950 and 1951.

In 1954 Méndez moved to Club Atlético Tigre, he returned to Huracán in 1956 and he retired from football in 1958 at the age of 35.

Méndez once said that he had three great loves in his life, Huracán was his girlfriend, Racing his wife and la selección (Argentina) was his passion.

Club titles

Season Club Title
1949 Racing Clubmarker Primera División Argentina
1950 Racing Clubmarker Primera División Argentina
1951 Racing Clubmarker Primera División Argentina

Other club titles

  • Copa Adrián Escobar (2): 1942, 1943
  • Copa Británica: 1944

International career

Méndez played for the Argentina national team between 1945 and 1956, he played 31 games and scored 19 goals. He is the equal 10th highest scoring player in the history of Argentine football.

Méndez helped Argentina to win three Copa América titles, he scored 17 goals in the competition, making him the highest scoring player in the history of the tournament.

International titles

Season Club Title
1945 Argentina Copa América
1946 Argentina Copa América
1947 Argentina Copa América

Other international titles

  • Copa Lipton: 1945

  • Copa Newton: 1945

  • Copa Chevallier Boutell: 1945, 1950

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