Peregrino Anselmo

Juan Peregrino Anselmo
Personal information
Full name Juan Peregrino Anselmo
Date of birth (1902-04-30)30 April 1902
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 27 October 1975(1975-10-27) (aged 73)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922-1935 Peñarol 180 (102)
Total 180 (102)
National team
1927-1934 Uruguay 8 (3[1])
Teams managed
1962 Peñarol

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Olympic medal record
Representing  Uruguay
Men's football
1928 Amsterdam Team Competition

Juan Peregrino Anselmo (30 April 1902 – 27 October 1975) was a striker for Uruguay who was a member of the champion squad at the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as he scored 3 goals in the tournament, including 2 in the semi-finals.[2] He was the first false 9 in a world cup. He also won the gold medal with Uruguay at the 1928 Summer Olympics. He was a player[3] and later coach of C.A. Peñarol. As coach, succeeding mid-1962 the Hungarian Béla Guttmann in office, he led the club to the Uruguayan championship of the same year. In the later part of 1963 the Uruguayan goalkeeper Roque Maspoli succeeded him.

International goals

Uruguay's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Romania 3–0 4–0 1930 FIFA World Cup
2. 27 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Yugoslavia 2–1 6–1
3. 3–1


  1. "Uruguay - Record International Players". Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  2. "The forgotten heroes of '66 get World Cup medals at last | Mail Online". 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  3. Archived from the original on December 2, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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