Argentina mourns for death of ‘extraordinary’ Houseman

The Argentinian ex-international René Houseman is at the age of 64 died. The flamboyant winger captured in 1978 in their own country and the world title thanks to a victory in the world cup final against the Netherlands (3-1 after extra-time). In that duel he fell in the 75th minute. Houseman was at the world cup in 1974 in Germany, is also active.

Argentina mourns for death of 'extraordinary' Houseman

René Houseman

Houseman played 55 international matches. He was known as ‘El Loco’ (The Madman) due to his brilliant actions in the field, and his rebellious nature. The former player of Huracán, River Plate and Independiente died of tongue cancer.

“An extraordinary player”, and showed his former team-mate Osvaldo Ardiles sad to know. “He was unique. He had all the potential qualities in the world. He was brave, fast, both on and off the field. Modest also. It was a privilege to have so many matches together with him to play.”

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