River Plate mourns the passing of Amadeo Carrizo

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The former goalkeeper, symbol of Argentine football history, global point of reference for people in his position and Honorary President of the Institution since 2013, passed away on Friday, March 20th at the age of 93. The Club, through its Honorary Board of Directors, sends its condolences and accompanies his loved ones in this moment of profound grief.

Amadeo Carrizo is synonymous with personality, fortitude, confidence. All those characteristics made him one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football, inventor of a style and point of reference for the generations that followed. The great Amadeo also has a privileged location at the Monumental Stadium: the middle Belgrano seated area bears his name and he will always be an integral part of the Club, on and off the pitch.

With River, Carrizo played 551 matches and he’s the player with the most appearances in AFA tournaments wearing River’s jersey. Besides, he won seven titles: the 1945, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1957 championships and the 1945 Aldao Cup.