About Mario Kempes

Mario Alberto Kempes, better known as El Matador, is an Argentinian sport commentator, coach and former soccer player. He was born on July 15, 1954 in Bell Ville, province of Córdoba, Argentina. Worldwide, Kempes is recognized as the reason for Argentina's victory in the 1978 World Cup, where he scored twice at the very end of the game, earning him the Golden Boot award as top scorer that year.

In his soccer career, Mario Kempes has won several titles:

  • Golden Boot as the Top Scorer of the 1978 Soccer World Cup

  • South American soccer player of the year 1978

  • Chosen the 6th Best Argentinian Player of the XX Century by IFFHS 2006


Mario Kempes is currently a soccer analyst and Spanish commentator for ESPN Sports. Mario Kempes, Fernando Palomo and Ciro Procuna, have all participated in narrating the Latin American version of the FIFA 13-19 video games.

When Kempes is not discussing soccer on ESPN's Out of Play program, you can find him around the country on tour presenting his new Autobiography and speaking about his life experience at renowned conferences worldwide.


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