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Mario Kempes Biography »
Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi (born 15 July 1954 in Bell Ville, Córdoba) is a retired Argentine footballer. His father, Mario, also a footballer, inspired him to play from a young age. At the age of seven he began playing with a junior team and at fourteen, he joined the Talleres reserves. A prolific goalscorer, he is most notable for playing for Valencia, finishing as La Liga's top goalscorer twice, and being the focal point of Argentina's 1978 World Cup win where he received the World Cup Golden Boot.