Former Argentine footballer and renowned TV personality Roberto Perfumo, 73, died Thursday after suffering a serious head injury in an accident in a restaurant in Buenos Aires.
erfumo, who played for Argentina at the 1966 and 1974 World Cups, was in a restaurant in the area of Puerto Madero where "at half past two a person who had fallen requested aid. It was Roberto Perfumo" said the head of the Medical Emergency Response (SAME), Alberto Crescenti.
"He was taken to the Argerich hospital where the emergency department confirmed a very serious head trauma," confirmed Crescenti to the media.
According to press reports, the host of the well known program "Let's talk about football" of ESPN, fell off a ladder at the restaurant.
He was then transferred to a private hospital, without specifying which.
Considered one of the best central defenders in the history of Argentine football, Perfumo was a player for Racing and River of Argentina besides playing for Cruzeiro in Brazil between 1971 and 1974.
He retired from football in 1978 from River, and after a bad first stop coaching Sarmiento de Junín in 1981, returned to coaching a decade later, first in Paraguay as coach of Olimpia (1992) and then Gimnasia La Plata (1993).
Besides an ESPN analyst, Perfumo has been since 2009 the commentator of Football for All, a free transmission of all matches.