Francisco Javier Uría

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Francisco Uría
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Álvarez Uría
Date of birth (1950-02-01) 1 February 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Veriña
Portuarios
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1974 Oviedo
1974–1977 Real Madrid 39 (1)
1977–1983 Sporting Gijón 170 (7)
1983–1984 Oviedo 32 (6)
National team
1973 Spain U23 1 (0)
1975–1976 Spain amateur 2 (0)
1973–1980 Spain 14 (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 Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Uría.

Francisco Javier Álvarez Uría (born 1 February 1950 in Gijón, Asturias) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left defender.

Club career[edit]

During 11 senior seasons (consecutive), Uría played in La Liga, starting with Real Oviedo in 1972–73. After the club's relegation the following year, he joined national powerhouse Real Madrid, being relatively used in two of his three seasons, and winning his entire silverware.

In 1977, aged 27, Uría moved to Oviedo's neighbours Sporting de Gijón, starting regularly during his spell as the club achieved three top-five finishes, with four UEFA Cup participations. He retired at 34, after playing one year with his first team, Oviedo, now in the second division.

International career[edit]

Uría earned 14 caps for the Spanish national team during seven years, and participated in the 1978 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1980.

His debut came on 21 October 1973 in a 1974 World Cup qualifier in Zagreb against Yugoslavia. That game ended 0–0, and both teams were level on points after the sixth round, thus having to compete in a playoff match, which ended in a 0–1 loss.

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

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