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José Varacka
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Personal information
Date of birth(1932-05-27)27 May 1932
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death22 October 2018(2018-10-22) (aged 86)
Place of deathBuenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.82 m (5 ft 12 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
1960–1965River Plate146(1)
1966San Lorenzo17(0)
National team
Teams managed
1968–1971Gimnasia LP
1972Boca Juniors
1973–1974Gimnasia LP
1975–1977Atlético Junior
1978–1979Gimnasia LP
1980–1981Atlético Junior
1981–1983Argentinos Juniors
1983River Plate
1984Atlético Junior
1987–1988Atlético Junior
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2008

José Varacka (27 May 1932 – 22 October 2018) was an Argentine football player and coach. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Club career

Varacka played for three of the big five teams in Argentina. He started his career in 1952 with Independiente. In 1954 he played and scored in a famous 6–0 win over Real Madrid.[1] He joined River Plate in 1960 where he played for six seasons.

International career

In 1966 Varacka joined San Lorenzo de Almagro and after one season with the club he would down his career at Colo-Colo in Chile and then Miraflores in Peru.

Manager career

Varacka played in the 1958 and 1966 editions of the FIFA World Cup. He played in the Copa América 1956[2] and 1959.[3] He also played in the 1964 Copa de Las Naciones, played in Brazil.[4]

Varacka started his managerial career with Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata in 1968. He went on to serve as the manager of Boca Juniors and River Plate.


Varacka died on 22 October 2018 in Buenos Aires at the age of 86.[5]


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