René Pontoni

René Pontoni
Pontoni 1945.jpeg
Pontoni on the cover of El Gráfico, in 1945
Personal information
Full nameRené Alejandro Pontoni
Date of birth(1920-05-18)18 May 1920
Place of birthSanta Fe, Argentina
Date of death14 April 1983(1983-04-14) (aged 62)
Playing positionStriker
Youth career
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe
Senior career*
1940–1944Newell's Old Boys110(67)
1945–1948San Lorenzo102(66)
1949–1952Independiente Santa Fe44(27)
1954San Lorenzo(see above)
National team
Teams managed
1956 – 1957Newell's Old Boys
1962San Lorenzo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2007

René Alejandro Pontoni (born May 18, 1920 in Santa Fe, Argentina, died May 14, 1983) was a footballer. He played club football in Argentina, Colombia and Brazil as well as representing the Argentina national football team on 19 occasions.


Pontoni started his career with Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe before joining Newell's Old Boys in 1940. Pontoni made his debut for the Argentina national team in 1942. He went on to score 19 goals in 19 games for his country, helping them to become South American champions in 1945,[1] 1946[2] and 1947.[3]

In 1944 Pontoni joined San Lorenzo where he helped the team to win the Primera División in 1946. In 1948 he suffered a career threatening injury but he recovered, moving to Colombia in 1949 to play for Independiente Santa Fe where he remained until 1952.

In 1953 Pontoni moved to Brazil, where he spent one season with Portuguesa in São Paulo before returning to Argentina for one last season with San Lorenzo in 1954.

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