Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi was born in July 1954 in Bell Ville, a small agricultural town approximately halfway between the cities of Córdoba and Rosario, Argentina’s second and third largest. Fittingly, Bell Ville is renowned for manufacturing footballs – boasting more than a dozen dedicated factories – and therefore it’s perhaps only natural that Kempes would choose the path he so successfully did.
De regreso a la normalidad, Mario Alberto Kempes parcicipaba esta semana en un programa de la ESPN en la que habló mucho de la Selección Argentina y de Leo Messi, pero allí también le preguntaron por su reciente viaje a València para participar en el homenaje al Centenario y sobre la próxima Final de la Copa que se jugará el próximo 25 de mayo en Sevilla.
Popularly known as El Matador, little did they know that Kempes would eventually be the tournament's biggest star. Wearing the no.10, he was hard to miss - what with his flowing locks that were quite the rage in the '70s and his graceful movement on the pitch.