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Raúl Bernao

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Raúl Emilio Bernao
Personal information
Full name Raúl Emilio Bernao
Date of birth (1941-11-04)November 4, 1941
Place of birth Sarandí, Argentina
Date of death December 26, 2007(2007-12-26) (aged 66)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1970 Independiente 241 (40)
1971–1973 Deportivo Cali
1974 Gimnasia de La Plata 10 (1)
National team
1965–1970 Argentina 15 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Raúl Bernao (4 November 1941 – 26 December 2007) was an Argentine footballer. He played most of his career for Club Atlético Independiente winning a number of major titles, he also played for the Argentina national football team 15 times.


Bernao started his career with Independiente in 1961, he was part of the squad that won the 1963 championship. In 1964, he helped Independiente to become the first Argentine team to win the Copa Libertadores and the club retained the title in 1965.

In 1967, Independiente were the first team to win the Nacional and in 1970 they won the Metropolitano.

Bernao left Independiente to join Colombian team Deportivo Cali in 1971, he played for the club until the end of 1973. He returned to Argentina to join Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in 1974, but retired at the age of 33 after only playing in 10 Primera matches for Gimnasia.[1]

Bernao appeared for the Argentina national football team in two editions of the Copa América.[2]


Season Team Title
1963 Independiente Primera División Argentina
1964 Independiente Copa Libertadores
1965 Independiente Copa Libertadores
Nacional 1967 Independiente Primera División Argentina
Metropolitano 1970 Independiente Primera División Argentina


  1. ^ "Bernao R.E." (in Spanish). GELP.org. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  2. ^ Pelayes, Héctor Darío (16 January 2009). "Argentine Squads in the Copa Américas". RSSSF.
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