Heraldo Bezerra

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Heraldo Bezerra
Heraldo Bezerra- El Gráfico 2652 (cropped).jpg
Heraldo Bezerra in 1970.
Personal information
Full name Heraldo Bezerra Nuñez
Date of birth (1945-04-21)April 21, 1945
Place of birth São Jerônimo, Brazil
Date of death March 14, 1977(1977-03-14) (aged 31)
Place of death Campana, Argentina
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
––1967 Cruzeiro Esporte Clube - (-)
1968–1971 Newell's Old Boys 124 (32)
1971–1977 Atlético Madrid 99 (16)
1977 Boca Juniors 2 (0)
National team
1973 Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:17, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:17, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Heraldo Bezerra Nuñez, (born on 21 April 1945, in São Jerônimo, Brazil) was a Spanish footballer who played for Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. Despite being born in Brazil, he was also a Spanish citizen and played at the international level with Spain. He played against Turkey, in a 0-0 tie in 1973. He played together with Ayala and Garate in a famous forward line known as the three daggers. He played 102 games in the La Liga scoring 16 goals. Shortly after being transferred from Atletico Madrid to Boca Juniors at the beginning of the Argentine season, Bezerra died in a car accident near Campana on March 14, 1977, while travelling to Rosario accompanying team mate Ruben Favret, who survived without injuries.[1]


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  1. ^ País, Ediciones El (1977-03-15). "Muere Bezerra en accidente de tráfico". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2019-04-13.