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September 9th, 2010 – The mint of Poland issues a series on the Kings of Football in the name of Argentina. Right now, the 7th of 11 coins featuring the portrait of Mario Kempes has been published.

Armenia, 100 Drams, Mint of Poland / Warsaw, silver 925, 38,61 mm, 28,28 g., proof, mintage: 20.000 pieces.

Mario Alberto Kempes (born 15 July 1954 in Bell Ville, Córdoba) nicknamed “El Matador” is a retired Argentine footballer and the best striker of his era. Known for his sublime artistry, a wicked left foot and a mercurial instinct for goal.
He represented Argentina in three World Cups in 1974, 1978 and 1982, winning the competition in 1978. During his stint with Valencia CF, he won two consecutive Pichichis, trophy awarded to the top goalscorer of the Spanish league.
In 1978 he was named South American Football Player of the Year (“El Mundo”, Caracas, Venezuela). He was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.

If you want to see some goals shot by „El Matador”, please click here.