Alejandro Scopelli

Alejandro Scopelli Casanova ( born May 12, 1908 in La Plata, Argentina, † October 23, 1987 in Mexico City, Mexico ) was an Argentine- Italian football player and football coach.

He played eight years for the Argentine national team, which he represented, among others, at the World Championships in 1930, and a game for the Italian football team.

Playing career

Club career

Scopelli began his career as a football player with Estudiantes de La Plata, where he was part of the force as a legendary, Los profesores team said.

1933 moved Scopelli to Italy, where he played in the following years at AS Roma and Inter Milan. He was one of the first Argentine soccer player in Europe. During his time in Italy he also played his only game for the Italian national football team.

In 1936 he returned to Argentina to compete for Racing Club Avellaneda. After he then played for Red Star Paris in France, Scopelli changed at the beginning of World War II in neutral Portugal, where he played in the capital Lisbon at Benfica and Belenenses.

1942 returned Scopelli back to South America and joined the Chilean club CF Universidad de Chile, where he in 1943 ended his career.


Scopelli played eight years from 1929 to 1937, in the Argentine national team.

Am February 17, 1935 besides, he graduated from in the 2-1 - victory against France a game of for the Italian national team.


  • Vice World Cup: 1930

Coaching career

After ending his playing career Scopelli became a coach. Among his most famous club stations are Club America in Mexico, Valencia, La Coruña, Espanyol Barcelona in Spain and in Portugal Belenenses, Sporting Lisbon and FC Porto.

In addition Scopelli coached the national teams of Chile, Mexico and Portugal.