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Los grandes centre- forwards

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This page is taken from an edition of Mundo Uruguayo published in 1930, the centenary of the nation. The issue was titled 'The Resurgence of the Nation' and focused on the triumphs of the Uruguay national team in the 1920s. The magazine was published on July 18th, the day of the hosts' first ever World Cup match.

The 4 centre forwards featured are:

Jose Piendibene (Peñarol )
Over 500 games for Peñarol . 
40 Uruguay caps (1909-21), 20 goals. 
South American Championship Winner 1916, 1917 & 1920

Pedro Petrone (Nacional) 
29 international appearances (1923-30, his last appearance being on the day the article appeared, 18.07.30).
24 goals.
World Cup winning squad 1930.
Olympic Gold Medalist 1924,1928.
South American Championship Winner 1923,1924.

Carlos Scarone (Nacional) 
25 appearances (1909-22) 18 goals
South American Championship Winner 1917 


Rene Borjas (Wanderers)
7 appearances (1923-28) 3 goals.
Olympic Gold Medalist 1928.
South American Championship Winner 1926.


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