Manuel Rosas

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Manuel Rosas
Personal information
Full name Manuel Rosas Sánchez
Date of birth (1912-04-17)17 April 1912
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Date of death 20 February 1989(1989-02-20) (aged 76)
Place of death Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Defender
National team

Manuel Rosas Sánchez (17 April 1912 in Mexico City – 20 February 1989), nicknamed Chaquetas, was a Mexican footballer who participated in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He was the first player in the history of FIFA World Cup who scored a goal from the penalty kick spot (against Argentina).[1] With the first goal he scored during the World Cup, he became at the time the youngest player to have scored in the FIFA World Cup, a record later broken by Pelé, although Rosas remains second youngest, he was also the first Mexican player to score multiple goals in World Cup play (the first to score more than two goals was Luis Hernandez, 68 years later) and the first player to score an own goal in the history of FIFA World Cup (against Chile).[2]

His brother, Felipe Rosas, also played in the 1930 World Cup. Both were players of Atlante F.C. during the tournament.

International goals[edit]

Mexico's goal tally first

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 July 1930 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Argentina 1–3 3–6 1930 FIFA World Cup
2. 2–5