As a player

He debuted with the jersey of River Plate on 18 June 1939 and defended it for 20 years in the top flight in his country. Won nine Argentine Championship titles (1941, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1957) and was twice top scorer in the competition (in 1943 with 23 goals and in 1945 with 25). Participated in the legend of his club as a member of a historic front: Juan Carlos Mu oz, Jos Manuel Moreno, Adolfo Pedernera Labruna and Felix Loustau, where he occupied the left internal demarcation. The Machine: Juan C. Munoz, Jose M. Moreno, Adolfo Pedernera Angel F lix Lousteau Labruna and played only 18 games together, which were memorable for the fans. The Machine is nicknamed due to the precision that computer game River, designed by Carlos Peucelle, who abhorred the tactics and noted that his team was “1-10”, ie a goalkeeper and ten players.Labruna ended his career at River in 1959, had defended his colors in 515 games, scoring 293 goals. I still played for two seasons at Rangers de Talca Chile, Rampla Juniors in Montevideo, and Platense, to retire when he had already served 43 years. Played 36 games with the national team of their country (in which he scored 17 goals). He won a Copa America (1955) and even came to play, with 40 years of age, the final phase of World Cup played in 1958 in Sweden, like other great players of his generation, could not participate in another world first due to the suspension of this event for World War II and later by Argentina’s decision not to play the world from Brazil and Switzerland.