Francisco Javier Aguilar García

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Francisco Aguilar
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Aguilar García
Date of birth (1949-03-26) 26 March 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Santander, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 Racing Santander 37 (10)
1971–1979 Real Madrid 144 (34)
1979–1981 Sporting Gijón 46 (6)
1981–1983 Rayo Vallecano 73 (18)
Total 300 (68)
National team
1971 Spain U23 1 (1)
1971–1973 Spain 3 (1)
* 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 Aguilar and the second or maternal family name is García.

Francisco Javier Aguilar García (born 26 March 1949 in Santander, Cantabria) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Aguilar started his career with local Racing de Santander, making his senior debuts at 19 and helping the Cantabrians achieve promotion to the second division in 1970. In the following year he signed with La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid, finishing his first season with 31 games (28 starts) and six goals as the club won the national championship; he added three in only four games in the UEFA Cup, but his team was eliminated in the second round.

Safe for two seasons, Aguilar was regularly used by the Merengues during his spell, winning five leagues and two Spanish Cups – including the double in the 1974–75 campaign – and appearing in nearly 200 official games. In the 1979 summer, aged 30, he joined Sporting de Gijón, playing regularly but only managing to score on six occasions during his spell.

Aguilar retired from football in June 1983 at the age of 34, after two years with another club in Madrid, second level's Rayo Vallecano (12 goals in 36 games in his first). Over the course of ten seasons, he amassed top division totals of 189 games and 40 goals.

International career[edit]

During one year and-a-half, Aguilar played three matches for Spain. He made his debut on 24 November 1971 in a UEFA Euro 1972 qualifier against Cyprus in Granada, replacing Real Madrid teammate Amancio Amaro at half-time and scoring the fifth goal in an eventual 7–0 routing.

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