Alberto Belsué

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Alberto Belsué
Personal information
Full name Alberto Belsué Arias
Date of birth (1968-03-02) 2 March 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Zaragoza, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1983–1986 Casablanca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Endesa Andorra
1988–1998 Zaragoza 277 (7)
1998–1999 Alavés 22 (0)
1999–2000 Numancia 20 (0)
2000–2001 Iraklis 7 (0)
Total 326 (7)
National team
1994–1996 Spain 17 (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 Belsué and the second or maternal family name is Arias.

Alberto Belsué Arias (born 2 March 1968 in Zaragoza, Aragon) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back.

He amassed La Liga totals of 319 games and seven goals over the course of 12 seasons, representing in the competition Zaragoza, Alavés and Numancia and winning two major titles with the first.

Club career[edit]

After beginning with lowly Endesa de Andorra, Belsué joined La Liga club Real Zaragoza, where he would amass over 300 overall appearances, starting in the Aragonese side's two major conquests in the decade: the 1994 Copa del Rey and the following year's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.[1]

Following stints with Deportivo Alavés and CD Numancia – in both cases barely avoiding top flight relegation – Belsué retired after an abroad spell with Greece's Iraklis Thessaloniki FC.

International career[edit]

A Spanish international for two years, Belsué made his debut on 16 November 1994 in a UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier 3–0 win against Denmark in Seville (90 minutes played).[2] In the final stages in England he played in two of the nation's four matches, converting his attempt in the quarter-final penalty shootout loss to the hosts.[3]

Honours[edit]

Zaragoza

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994/95: Nayim's bolt from the blue sinks Arsenal". UEFA.com. 1 June 1995. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "España pone proa hacia Inglaterra" [Spain hoists sail towards England] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 17 November 1994. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hosts England first team into last four". UEFA.com. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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