Enrique Saura Gil
Date of birth
2 August 1954
Place of birth
1.71 m (5 ft
7 in) 1⁄ 2
Spain amateur 2
Spain B 3
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Enrique Saura Gil (born 2 August 1954) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
In his career he played mainly for
Castellón and Valencia, appearing in more than 400 official games with the latter and winning three major titles.
Spain at the 1982 World Cup and Euro 1980.
Club career [ edit ]
Saura was born in
Onda, Castellón, Valencian Community. During his career, he played exclusively in his native region: after starting at CD Castellón he moved to local giants Valencia CF, where he would be an undisputed starter throughout his ten-year spell. He helped the Che win three titles in one year, most notably the 1979–80 European Cup Winners' Cup, while he added 37 goals in La Liga.
After leaving Valencia at 31 Saura returned to Castellón, for three
Segunda División seasons. He then moved to amateurs CD Onda, his very first youth club, where he retired at nearly 38.
International career [ edit ]
Saura gained 23 caps for
Spain, the first coming on 8 November 1978 in a friendly with France. During Valencia's stellar 1979–80 he began being a regular for the national team, and was called up for the squads at both UEFA Euro 1980 and the 1982 FIFA World Cup; in the latter he scored one of his four international goals, netting in a crucial 2–1 win against Yugoslavia after he had been in the pitch for only three minutes.
Saura also represented Spain at the
1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, as the nation was eliminated in the first round.
International goals [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
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