Adelfo Magallanes

Adelfo Magallanes
Personal information
Full nameAdelfo Magallanes Campos
Date of birth(1910-08-29)August 29, 1910
Place of birthSan Vicente de Cañete, Peru
Date of death16 January 1988(1988-01-16) (aged 77)
Place of deathLima, Peru
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionForward
Youth career
1928Alianza Lima
Senior career*
1930–1944Alianza Lima144(32)
National team
Teams managed
1946–1948Alianza Lima
1949–1950Deportivo Cali
1951América de Cali
1954–1956Alianza Lima
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adelfo Magallanes Campos (29 August 1910 – 16 January 1988) was a Peruvian footballer. He was part of the first golden era of the Peru national football team.

Playing career


Born in Cañete, Magallanes developed his footballing skills as part of Alianza Lima, and became an important part of the famed Rodillo Negro era of the club. Nicknamed El Bólido, he played in the interior right and became the replacement of Alberto Montellanos in the Rodillo Negro.


His skill did not go unnoticed, and was soon called up to participate in the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin.[1] He earned a total of 22 caps, scoring 4 goals.[2]