Josep Seguer

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Seguer and the second or maternal family name is Sans.
Josep Seguer
Personal information
Full name Josep Seguer Sans
Date of birth (1923-05-06)6 May 1923
Place of birth Parets del Vallès, Spain
Date of death 1 January 2014(2014-01-01) (aged 90)
Place of death Reus, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
CF Parets
1940–1942 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1957 Barcelona 215 (38)
1942–1943 Granollers (loan)
1957–1959 Betis
1959–1961 Manresa
National team
1952 Spain 4 (0)
Teams managed
1959 Betis (player-coach)
1959–1961 Manresa (player-coach)
1961–1964 Barcelona (amateurs)
1964–1966 Lleida
1967–1969 Terrassa
1969 Barcelona
1969–1970 Condal
1970–1972 Barcelona B
1972–1973 Badalona
1973 Manresa
1975–1976 Júpiter
1976–1977 Tortosa
1977–1978 Terrassa
1978–1980 Villarreal
1980 Figueres
1981–1982 Gavà
1982–1983 La Cava
1983 Reus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Josep Seguer Sans (6 May 1923 – 1 January 2014) was a Spanish football defender and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Parets del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalonia, Seguer played 14 La Liga seasons with FC Barcelona, becoming a senior in 1942 and being immediately loaned to neighbours EC Granollers. During his spell with his main club he appeared in 470 games all competitions comprised, scoring 133 goals and being part of the Cinc Copes (Five Cups) squads, dubbed as such due to the five titles won during the 1952–53 campaign, including the domestic double.[1]

Seguer won four caps for Spain, all in 1952. He made his debut on 1 June in a 6–0 friendly win with the Republic of Ireland, in Madrid.[2] He closed out his career in 1961 at 38 after player-coach spells with Real Betis and CE Manresa, the latter in his native region.[3]

Manager career[edit]

In 1961 Seguer became a full-time manager, his first job being with the amateur teams of Barcelona. For the following two decades he worked at every level of Spanish football,[4] coaching professionally with Betis, UE Lleida, Barcelona, FC Barcelona B[5] and Terrassa FC.

With the Blaugrana's main squad, Seguer acted as caretaker manager between Salvador Artigas and English Vic Buckingham,[6] being in charge for 13 official games and winning six including his last, 1–0 at home over Real Madrid on 28 December 1969.[7]

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Barcelona
Betis

Death[edit]

Seguer died on 1 January 2014 in Reus, Province of Tarragona. He was 90 years old.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mor Josep Seguer, una llegenda barcelonista i del món del futbol" [Josep Seguer, Barcelona and world football legend, dies] (in Catalan). Barcelona's official website. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "España, 6 – Irlanda 0" [Spain, 6 – Ireland 0] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 2 June 1952. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Galería de internacionales: Josep Seguer Sans" [Internationals gallery: Josep Seguer Sans] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 8 November 1988. p. 29. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Seguer estampó su firma por el La Cava" [Seguer put pen to paper for La Cava] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 5 July 1982. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Presentación de la plantilla del Barcelona Atletico" [Presentation of Barcelona Atletico squad] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 5 August 1970. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Artigas cesa; Seguer le sustituye" [Artigas sacked; Seguer the replacement] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 15 October 1969. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Seguer: "Los jugadores han batallado los 90 minutos"" [Seguer: "Players battled for 90 minutes"] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 29 December 1969. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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