Rene Houseman, a striker who won the 1978 World Cup with Argentina, kicked the bucket subsequent to battling tongue cancer since a year ago, the Argentine Football Association has affirmed. Died at the age of 64.
Known as “Loco,” or the “Insane One,” Houseman played in the 1974 and 1978 World Cups. He played 55 games for Argentina from 1973-79, scoring 13 times.
“Handy, quick, capricious, he astonished fans and emerged for speaking to the most honest to goodness part of Argentine soccer, the sort of soccer that is played in pastures and that is best-known for the spill,” AFA said.
Houseman was lauded for his spilling aptitudes and intense shots, and was recalled by different players and media in Argentina as outstanding amongst other right wingers.
“I was a companion of the genuine Rene Houseman and making the most of his football,” said Diego Maradona, who drove Argentina to the World Cup title in 1986.
Houseman made his expert introduction for Defensores de Belgrano, where he won a lower division title in 1971. He later turned into a key player for the Huracan group that won Argentina’s Metropolitan trophy in 1973.
“You’ll generally be a wonderful, insane one,” Mario Kempes, the Argentina awesome and top scorer at the 1978 World Cup, composed on Twitter. “You’ll generally be with us. Rest in peace.”
He likewise played for River Plate and Chile’s Colo. With Independiente, he won the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup in 1984.
“The entire football world is grieving the passing of the best wing on the planet,” said Daniel Valencia, who was likewise part of the 1978 World Cup-winning group.