Daniel Solsona

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Daniel Solsona
Personal information
Full name Daniel Solsona Puig
Date of birth (1952-01-18) 18 January 1952 (age 63)
Place of birth Cornellà, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1978 Español 234 (39)
1978–1983 Valencia 139 (26)
1983–1986 Bastia 86 (9)
1986 Racing Paris 2 (0)
1986–1987 Rennes 26 (0)
1987–1989 Sant Andreu
National team
1970 Spain U18 1 (0)
1971–1976 Spain amateur 9 (4)
1973–1981 Spain 7 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Can Vidalet (youth)
1994–1995 Can Vidalet
1996–1997 Sant Quirze
1997 Vilassar de Mar
1998–2001 Sant Quirze
2002–2003 Lleida (assistant)
* 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 Solsona and the second or maternal family name is Puig.

Daniel Solsona Puig (born 18 January 1952) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Solsona played in 373 La Liga games over the course of 13 seasons in which he represented RCD Español and Valencia CF, scoring 65 goals in the process. He made his debut in the competition at only 18, featuring for the former in a 0–0 home draw against Real Sociedad on 27 September 1970.[1]

In the 1978 summer Solsona signed for the Che, scoring eight goals in 31 matches in his first year to help the team to the seventh position and also winning the Copa del Rey. Subsequently, he added eight appearances as the club conquered the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, including the full 120 minutes of the final against Arsenal.[2]

At age 31 Solsona moved abroad, spending four years at the service of SC Bastia and Stade Rennais F.C. in Ligue 1 interspersed with a very short spell with Racing Club de France football Colombes 92. He returned home in 1987, retiring after two seasons in the lower leagues with UE Sant Andreu.

International career[edit]

Solsona gained seven caps for Spain, in roughly eight years. His first appearance was on 17 October 1973, in a 0–0 friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.[3]




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