Carlos Alfredo Guerini, a former player for Real Madrid C.F., passed away at the age of seventy-four.
Former Belgrano and Telleres de Córdoba football player Carlos Alfredo Guerini, who went by the nickname “Crazy Houseman,” has passed away. The pirate group, which referred to Alfredo as “one of the most notable forwards who wore our shirt,” has verified his death.
Additionally, Real Madrid, the team he played for from 1975 to 1979, announced his passing. At Real Madrid, Carlos Alfredo Guerini played 85 games, scored 12 goals, and helped the team to three La Liga championships. The club offered their condolences to his family.
An earlier version of Alfredo’s self-description included the phrase “crazy person, like Houseman.” He was far more of a celebrity back home than he was abroad. The young people in Buenos Aires and Cordoba were familiar with him. In the 1970s, he also traveled to Talleres and Europe for a while.
He spent a brief time with Boca and then two years at Málaga. He stayed with Real Madrid for four years after that. Alfredo was a member of the Enrique Omar Svori-coached Argentine national squad. They made it to the 1974 World Cup at La Bombonera, West Germany.
Real Madrid honoured Guerini following his death with a short statement.
It read: “Real Madrid C. F., its president and Board of Directors is deeply saddened by the passing of Carlos Alfredo Guerini, who played for our club between 1975 and 1979.
“Real Madrid extends its condolences and affection to his relatives, clubs, teammates and loved ones.
“Carlos Alfredo Guerini has passed away at 74 years of age. May he rest in peace.”
Belgrano also paid tribute in a statement: “Belgramo regrets the death of Carlos Guerini, one of the most notable forwards who wore our shirt.
“We accompany his family and former colleagues in this moment of pain. Goodbye and thanks for your football, Chupete.”
A fan honoured his memory saying: “A huge player. Left an indelible mark. Our institution must offer a tribute to a symbolic player who left a part of our history for our club. ‘Chupete’ will forever be great.” Another added: “What a great player. A killer with all the skills. May you rest in peace.”