Mario Kempes

Mario Kempes
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Name Mario Alberto Kempes
Nation ClassicArgentina.png Classic Argentina
Position CF
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Year Professionally Retired 1986
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Mario Alberto Kempes is a striker for Classic Argentina. He is most famous for his performance in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and for his time at Valencia where he was twice top goal scorer in La Liga.

Nicknamed 'El Matador', he was credited by some with revolutionising the role of centre-forward, with his powerful, surging runs into the box, and his shots from outside the area. This style of play was difficult for defenders to play against, since many strikers at the time maintained the traditional style of concentrating on playing within the 18 yard box.

He won 43 caps for his country, scoring 20 goals. He also played in three consecutive World Cups for Argentina, winning the competition in 1978, a tournament in which he not only won the Golden Boot with 6 goals, but also scored twice in the final against the Netherlands.

To make him appear in modes such as Become a Legend and Master League when starting these modes make sure that "Classic Players" option is put to "Yes".

Last edited by Whelan on 13 April 2010 at 13:07
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