Felipe Zetter

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Felipe Zetter
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Full nameFelipe Zetter Zetter
Date of birth(1923-07-03)3 July 1923
Place of birth Guanajuato, Mexico
Date of death 15 March 2013(2013-03-15) (aged 89)
Place of death Guadalajara, Mexico
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Irapuato FC
Club Atlas
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Felipe Zetter Zetter (3 July 1923 – 15 March 2013) was a Mexican football defender who played for Mexico national team in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. [1]

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Mexico national football team mens national association football team representing Mexico

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1950 FIFA World Cup 1950 edition of the FIFA World Cup

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Zetter played as a defender for Club Atlas, captaining the side to its only Mexican Primera División championship in 1951. [2]

Club Atlas Guadalajara, Mexico association football club

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Felipe is the first footballer from Guanajuato to participate in a FIFA World Cup (1950).

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  1. 1950 FIFA World Cup Brazil Archived 25 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine .
  2. "El Atlas tiene seis décadas sin poder alimentar los recuerdos" [Atlas has been six decades without being able to repeat the memories] (in Spanish). Excelsior. 22 April 2011.