Peiró in 1962
|Full name||Joaquín Peiró Lucas|
|Date of birth||29 January 1936|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|→ Covadonga (loan)|
|→ Tolosa (loan)|
|→ Jusa (loan)|
|→ Ferroviaria (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
After excelling at Atlético Madrid – where he would start and end his professional career, collecting La Liga totals of 166 games and 93 goals, in nine seasons – he moved to Italy where he would remain for nearly one decade, in representation of three teams. He represented the Spanish national team in two FIFA World Cups.
Born in Madrid, Peiró made his senior debuts with hometown's Atlético Madrid, playing 16 complete La Liga matches in the 1955–66 season to help the Colchoneros finish in fifth position, and subsequently becoming first-choice. He was an essential offensive unit as the club won the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup, scoring in both matches of the final against ACF Fiorentina (1–1 in the first game, 3–0 in the replay).
In 1962, after more than 100 official goals for Atlético – he still started the 1962–63 campaign, netting six in only three games – Peiró moved to Italy and joined Torino FC, becoming the second Spaniard to play in Serie A after Luis Suárez, whom he later teamed up with at Inter Milan, winning the 1965 European Cup; in the semifinals against Liverpool he scored one in a 3–0 home win, after a 1–3 loss at Anfield.
Peiró's longest spell in Italy would be spent with A.S. Roma where he won one Italian Cup, eventually also being named team captain. In 1970, at the age of 34, he returned to Atlético de Madrid, where he retired after one year on the sidelines due to injury.
In 1978 Peiró started coaching, with Atlético's reserves, which he led to the second division two years later. Subsequently he spent some time managing in the second and third levels, promoting Granada CF to the former.
In 1989–90, Peiró was one of three coaches used by Atlético Madrid, as elusive Jesús Gil was the club's president – the side did finish fourth in the league. He resumed his career in division two, interspersed with periods of inactivity.
Peiró's biggest success as a manager came with Málaga CF, which he led to the top flight in 1999, at the age of 63. Subsequently, the Andalusians won the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup and reached the quarterfinals of the following UEFA Cup.
Peiró gained 12 caps for Spain over the period of ten years, scoring five times. He participated in the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile, netting the only goal in the match against Mexico, and in the 1966 World Cup in England; both tournaments ended in group stage elimination.
On 3 June 1956, aged just 20, Peiró made his international debut, scoring in a 1–3 friendly loss to Portugal in Lisbon.
|1.||3 June 1956||Jamor, Lisbon, Portugal||Portugal||2–1||3–1||Friendly|
|2.||15 May 1960||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain||England||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|3.||17 July 1960||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Chile||0–4||1–4||Friendly|
|4.||18 May 1961||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain||Wales||1–0||1–1||1962 World Cup qualification|
|5.||3 June 1962||Sausalito, Viña del Mar, Chile||Mexico||1–0||1–0||1962 FIFA World Cup|
- Atlético Madrid
- Coppa Italia: 1968–69
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- Joaquín Peiró – FIFA competition record
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