César Cueto

Football player from Peru

César Augusto Cueto Villa (born 6 June 1952 in Lima) is a former Peruvian footballer, nicknamed "El Poeta de la zurda" (English: the Left-footed Poet). Regarded as one of Peru's most important players, he played 51 times for the Peru national team between 1972 and 1987 and was part of the squad that won the Copa América 1975. He also competed for Peru at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cup. He started his professional career with a local club Alianza Lima in 1969, and between 1973 and 1974 he was on loan with the teams José Galvez and Deportivo Municipal. After Cueto's return to Alianza Lima in 1975, the club won the league titles of 1975, 1977, and 1978. In 1979, he moved to Colombia to play for Atlético Nacional, where he became the team captain, and won the national title in 1981 with great performances. The press praised his soccer playing qualities and he was elected "Mustang Cup best player on the Year": 1980, 1981. He is also considered Atlético Nacional's most renowned player, and was Carlos Valderrama's favorite player and initial inspiration. He signed with América de Cali in 1984, winning another league title that year with the club. also as captain and team leader. After  ( Wikipedia article )


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