Américo Tesoriere

Football in the 1920s was not the glamorous sport that it is today. However, there will always be special people who stand out from those around them. Américo Tesoriere, who could have been from the imagination of Jean Cocteau, was such a man. He first kept goal for Boca Juniors as a 17 year old in 1916, and went on to play 184 times for the club, winning 5 league titles. Tesoriere was also capped 38 times by Argentina- winning the Copa America in 1921 and 1925.