Enrique Guaita
Guaita in 1934
Personal information
Full name Enrique Guaita
Date of birth (1910-07-11)11 July 1910
Place of birth Lucas González, Argentina
Date of death 18 May 1959(1959-05-18) (aged 48)
Place of death Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1933 Estudiantes 65 (33)
1933–1935 Roma 60 (43)
1936–1938 Racing Club 57 (31)
1938–1940 Estudiantes 27 (9)
Total 209 (116)
National team
1933, 1937 Argentina 4 (1)
1934–1935 Italy 10 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Enrique Guaita (Spanish: [enˈrike ˈɣwajta]; 11 July 1910 – 18 May 1959), commonly known as Enrico Guaita (Italian: [enˈriːko ˈɡwaita]), was an Italian Argentine footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy as a forward.[1] He won the World Cup in 1934 with Italy.[2]

He played most of his footballing career in Argentina with Estudiantes and Racing Club, but also played in Italy with Roma where he was nicknamed Il Corsaro Nero.

Club career

Guaita played for Estudiantes de La Plata, where he was part of the famous attack Los Profesores. In 1934, he moved to Italy, where he probably played his best football. He played two seasons for A.S. Roma from 1933 to 1935. He was the top-scorer of the League in 1934–35, with 28 goals. He became known as Il Corsaro Nero. Fearing being drafted by the Italian army, in 1936, he returned to Argentina, where he played for Racing Club de Avellaneda and, again, Estudiantes de La Plata. He retired at the end of the 1939 season.

International career

Guaita was one of twelve Argentine players to represent both Argentina (four caps, one goal) and Italy (ten caps, five goals) at national level, before the practice of playing for more than one national team was banned. With Argentina, he won the 1937 South American Championship, and with the Italian national team, he scored the only goal in the semifinal match of the 1934 FIFA World Cup against Austria, before Italy went on to win the title on home soil.






  1. ^ rsssf: Argentines in the Italy national team
  2. ^ "From Tevez, Icardi and Higuain to Maradona and Orsi: Why Argentinian strikers rule Serie A". Squawka Football News. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. ^ Roberto Di Maggio; Igor Kramarsic; Alberto Novello (11 June 2015). "Italy - Serie A Top Scorers". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. ^ "FIFA World Cup Awards: All-Star Team". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2015.