Cundi (footballer)

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Cundi
Personal information
Full name Secundino Suárez Vázquez
Date of birth (1955-04-13) 13 April 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Sotrondio, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Ensidesa
Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1989 Sporting Gijón 310 (9)
1976–1977 Poblense (loan)
National team
1976 Spain amateur 1 (0)
1981 Spain B 3 (0)
1978–1981 Spain 9 (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 Suárez and the second or maternal family name is Vázquez.

Secundino Suárez Vázquez (born 13 April 1955), commonly known as Cundi, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

His professional career was intimately connected with Sporting de Gijón, which he represented for 15 years.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sotrondio, Asturias, Cundi spent his professional career almost entirely with local powerhouse Sporting de Gijón, save for a one-year loan spell with Unión Deportiva Poblense due to compulsory military service.

From the age of 20 onwards he was an undisputed starter for the La Liga club, appearing in nearly 400 official games during his 15-year spell: in the 1986–87 season, Cundi played 41 matches (3,549 minutes) for an eventual fourth-place finish; he did not receive one single red card during his career.

International career[edit]

Cundi earned nine caps for the Spanish national team in two-and-a-half years, and was selected for UEFA Euro 1980. His debut came on 4 October 1978 in a Euro 1980 qualifier against Yugoslavia (1–2 loss, in Zagreb).

Personal[edit]

Cundi's son, Rubén, was also a footballer. An attacking midfielder, he also started out at Sporting de Gijón, playing six seasons with the first team in Segunda División and spending most of his career at the same level with two other clubs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruben Suárez, un debut tardío (Ruben Suárez, a late debut); Notas de Fútbol, 8 September 2010 (Spanish)

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