Roberto Cherro

Roberto Cherro
Personal information
Full name Roberto Eugenio Cerro
Date of birth (1907-02-23)23 February 1907
Place of birth Barracas, Argentina
Date of death 11 October 1965(1965-10-11) (aged 58)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Sportivo Barracas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924 Sportivo Barracas
1925 Ferro Carril Oeste
1925–1938 Boca Juniors 292 (213)
National team
1926–1937 Argentina 16 (13)

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

Roberto Eugenio Cerro, named "Cherro" (23 February 1907 – 11 October 1965) was an Argentine football striker. He was born in Barracas in the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He played the majority of his career with Boca Juniors, he scored 221 goals in 305 games for the club (in all official competitions), making him Boca Juniors' highest scoring player until his record was surpassed by Martín Palermo in 2010.[1]

Cherro won five league titles with Boca, he was the clubs top scorer on five occasions, and the top scorer in the Argentine Primera División on three occasions during the amateur era of Argentine football (1926, 1928 and 1930).


Boca Juniors
Other title

International career

Cherro won the Copa América in 1929 with the Argentina national football team.

On 5 February 1933, Cherro famously scored all four goals in a 4–1 win over arch enemies Uruguay.


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