Agustín Rodríguez Santiago

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Agustín
Personal information
Full name Agustín Rodríguez Santiago
Date of birth (1959-09-10) 10 September 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Marín, Spain
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1975–1978 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Castilla 49 (0)
1980–1990 Real Madrid 76 (0)
1990–1994 Tenerife 55 (0)
Total 180 (0)
National team
1978 Spain U18 6 (0)
1979 Spain U19 3 (0)
1979–1980 Spain U20 5 (0)
1978–1982 Spain U21 11 (0)
1980–1982 Spain U23 2 (0)
1979–1980 Spain amateur 3 (0)
1981 Spain B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Santiago.

Agustín Rodríguez Santiago, simply known as Agustín (born 10 September 1959 in Marín, Pontevedra, Galicia), is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Even though he had already trained with the first team, Agustín, a Real Madrid youth graduate, was definitely promoted into its ranks for the 1980–81 season. On 4 April 1981 he benefitted from injury to starter Mariano García Remón to make his La Liga debut, against UD Salamanca.

Agustín conquered the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for the 1982–83 campaign (29 matches, 25 goals), but was almost always only a backup, consecutively to Miguel Ángel, José Manuel Ochotorena and Francisco Buyo. In the final stretch of 1985–86, an injury to the second propelled him to the starting job again, and he appeared in both matches of the season's UEFA Cup final against 1. FC Köln (5–3 aggregate win).

In his final four years, Agustín partnered Fernando Redondo at CD Tenerife – his teammate would later play at Real Madrid – helping the insular side finish fifth in his third season and qualify for the UEFA Cup for the first time ever. In two consecutive campaigns his main club would lose the league in the last round after losses against Tenerife, to FC Barcelona.

Agustín retired in 1994 at the age of nearly 35, and had a brief goalkeeping coach spell with his last team.

International career[edit]

Agustín played Olympic football for Spain in the 1980 Summer Olympics, being a reserve in all matches.

The previous year, he helped the nation reach the last-eight at the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Real Madrid
Castilla

Individual[edit]

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