Juan Zambudio Velasco

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Juan Velasco
Personal information
Full name Juan Zambudio Velasco
Date of birth (1921-11-21)21 November 1921
Place of birth La Alquería, Spain
Date of death 21 January 2004(2004-01-21) (aged 82)
Place of death Igualada, Spain
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940–1942 Mollet
1942–1956 Barcelona 168 (0)
1955–1956Sabadell (loan)
1957–1958 Mercantil
1958 Sabadell
National team
1949 Spain B 1 (0)
1944–1948 Catalan XI 2 (0)
Teams managed
1958–1959 Sabadell
1960 Sabadell
1962–1963 Hospitalet
1963–1964 Europa
1964–1967 Sants
1968 Granollers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Juan Zambudio Velasco, (born 21 November 1921 in La Alquería, Murcia - died 21 January 2004 in Igualada, Barcelona) was a Spanish football goalkeeper. He played for Mollet and FC Barcelona. He retired playing in CE Sabadell FC.

He was contracted by FC Barcelona in 1942, when he was 21. He used to play wearing a cap, because the winter matches were scheduled at 3 p.m., in order to use natural light. He was the official goalkeeper of FC Barcelona until he got injured in his eyes. When he was recovered, his place in the goal was strongly held by Antoni Ramallets, and he never got back to the main place.

In 1954 he left FC Barcelona to play in CE Sabadell FC, where he retired one season later. After retiring, he worked as the CE Sabadell FC coach.

He played with the Spanish B selection officially.


FC Barcelona

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