Ennis Hayes

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Ennis Hayes
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Hayes with the Argentina national team
Personal information
Full name Ernesto Hayes
Date of birth (1896-05-10)10 May 1896
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Date of death 6 February 1956(1956-02-06) (aged 59)
Place of death Rosario, Argentina
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1912 Rosario Central
1913 Club Embarcadero
1913–1923 Rosario Central
1924 Gimnasia y Esgrima SF
1925 Tiro Federal
1926 Gimnasia y Esgrima SF
1927 Rosario Central
National team
1915–1918 Argentina 11 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ernesto "Ennis" Hayes (10 May 1896 – 6 February 1956) was an Argentine footballer who played as a forward. He played most of his career at Rosario Central, being also called for the Argentina national team. He is (alongside his brother Harry) the most decorated player in Rosario Central's history, with 20 titles, which include 5 AFA titles and 15 regional honours.[1][2]

Early and personal life[]

Hayes was born in Rosario on 10 May 1896, the son of an English father.[3] His brother Harry was also a notable footballer for Rosario Central,[3] remaining nowadays as the all-time top scorer of the club.[4][5]

Club career[]

Hayes posing with a child in 1923

He began his club career with Rosario Central at the age of 16, in 1912.[3] A year later he had a brief spell with Club Embarcadero,[6] before returning to Rosario Central, where he remained until 1923, winning several titles. He had brief tenures on Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe and Tiro Federal before returning to Rosario Central, where he would retire in 1927.[2]

Hayes is credited with 134 goals in 167 games for Rosario Central,[3] ranking 2nd among the all-time top scorers, after his brother Harry. Other statistics state Hayes scored 154 goals in 181 matches.[2]

Hayes retired from playing on 17 April 1927, against arch-rival Newell's Old Boys. Hayes also remained as the 2nd. topscorer of the Rosario derby with 9 goals, after his brother Harry (24).[2]

International career[]

Hayes earned 11 caps for the Argentine national team between 1915 and 1918, scoring four goals, and winning five friendly titles.[2] He also played the 1916 and 1917 South American Chammpionships.[7]

Playing style[]

A skilled player, Hayes played as left insider, sometimes as right insider because of his ability with both legs.[8] On the other hand, he had a conflictive character that brought him some problems. In 1917 Hayes was banned from playing in national competitions after punching a referee in a Copa de Honor MCBA match v Racing. Nevertheless, the punishment was revoked two years later, allowing him to return to competitions.[3] A new controversy came in a match v Club Argentino, when, after dribling all rival defenders and even the goalkeeper, he stopped and sat on the ball waiting for more rivals instead of scoring a goal.[9]



Hayes (seated, second from right) with the Rosario Central team, posing with the Copa de Competencia La Nación trophy in 1913


  • Copa Nicasio Vila (8): 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1923, 1925, 1927 [1][2]
  • Copa Damas de Caridad (3): 1914, 1915, 1916 [1][2]
  • Federación Rosarina de Football[note 1] (1): 1913 [1][2]
  • Asociación Amateurs Rosarina de Football (2): 1920, 1921 [1][2]
  • Copa Estímulo (1): 1922 [1][2]

Argentina national team[]


  1. ^ Dissident body from Liga Rosarina; lasted from 1912 to 1914.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Nuestro fútbol: Rosario Central on Descubriendo Rosario
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Ennis Hayes" on Futbolistas de Rosario Central (blogsite), 17 June 2019
  3. ^ a b c d e Martín Estévez (11 August 2015). "Ennis Hayes, famoso antes que nadie" (in Spanish). El Gráfico. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ Harry Hayes fue maestro de una escuela que ha perdurado en el fútbol rosarino on Oro Canalla website (archived, 25 Apr 2005)
  5. ^ "Apellido inglés, talento rosarino: Harry Hayes" on La Selección Argenta blogsite
  6. ^ Historia on Club Argentino de Rosario
  7. ^ Southamerican Championship 1916, matches, results, rosters by Martín Tabeira at the RSSSF
  8. ^ "Ennis Hayes" by Leonardo Volpe on Historia del Fútbol Rosarino (blogsite), 21 July 2011
  9. ^ De Rosario y de Central, by Jorge Brisaboa, Homo Sapiens, 1996 - ISBN 950-808-100-7
  10. ^ Copa Premio Honor Uruguayo by José Luis Pierrend at the RSSSF
  11. ^ Copa Lipton by José Luis Pierrend at the RSSSF
  12. ^ Copa Newton by José Luis Pierrend at the RSSSF
  13. ^ Copa Premio Honor Argentino by José Luis Pierrend at the RSSSF
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