Juan Seminario

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Juan Seminario
Personal information
Full name Juan Roberto Seminario Rodríguez
Date of birth (1936-07-22) 22 July 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Piura, Peru
Playing position Striker/Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1959 Deportivo Municipal
1959–1961 Sporting CP 40 (17)
1961–1963 Zaragoza 38 (33)
1963–1964 Fiorentina 47 (15)
1964–1967 Barcelona 49 (20)
1967–1969 Sabadell 35 (9)
1969–1970 Atlético Grau
National team
1956–1959 Peru 19 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Juan Roberto Seminario Rodríguez (born 22 July 1936 in Piura, Peru) is a retired Peruvian football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers. Nicknamed "El Loco" he is the only Zaragoza player to have won the "Pichichi Trophy" (1961–62 La Liga).[1]

He played for several clubs, notably Spanish clubs Real Zaragoza and FC Barcelona, Sporting CP of Portugal, as well as Italian club Fiorentina. He also won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965-66 with FC Barcelona.

Career[edit]

Juan Seminario scores a goal against England. Seminario scored 3 goals in this game that ended 4–1 in favor of Peru.

Seminario started his career in 1954 playing for Deportivo Municipal where he played until 1959. During this time he made 19 appearances for the Peru national team. On 17 May 1959 he scored a hat-trick against England in a 4–1 win, in Lima.[2]

In 1959 he moved to Europe, joining Sporting CP of Portugal, where he would play 50 matches and score 21 goals, and be nicknamed Expresso de Lima.[3]

In 1961 he moved on to join Real Zaragoza in Spain where he became the top scorer in La Liga (with 25 goals in 30 matches) for the 1961–62 season. Before he was sold to Italy, he would play 8 matches and score 8 goals in the Zaragoza.

In 1963 he joined Fiorentina of Italy before returning to Spain in 1964 to play for Barcelona where he was part of the squad that won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1965–66. He later had a spell with Sabadell before returning to Peru in 1969 to play for Atlético Grau.

Honours as a player[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club Country Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1954–1959 Deportivo Municipal Flag of Peru.svg Perú  ?  ?  ?  ?
1959–1961 Sporting CP Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 42 18 8 3 50 21
1961–1962 Real Zaragoza Flag of Spain.svg Spain 38 33 9 3 2 0 49 36
1962–1964 Fiorentina Flag of Italy.svg Italy 47 15 5 4 52 19
1964–1967 FC Barcelona Flag of Spain.svg Spain 36 15 2 1 8 4 46 20
1967–1969 CE Sabadell FC Flag of Spain.svg Spain 35 9  ?  ? 35 9
1969–1970 Atlético Grau Flag of Peru.svg Perú  ?  ?  ?  ?
Total 198 90 24 11 10 4 232 105

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seminario: Pichichi Trophy
  2. ^ Match statistics Peru 4 Inglaterra 1
  3. ^ Sporting Vintage: Juan Seminário

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