Pachín in 1962
|Full name||Enrique Pérez Díaz|
|Date of birth||28 December 1938|
|Place of birth||Torrelavega, Spain|
|1973–1974||Real Madrid C (youth)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Enrique Pérez Díaz (born 28 December 1938), nicknamed Pachín, is a retired Spanish footballer who played for Real Madrid and was part of European Cup victories in 1960 and 1966. He earned 8 caps for the Spain national football team and was included in their 1962 FIFA World Cup squad.
A very athletic defender with unusual strength, Pachín was the link between two different teams with the same philosophy, to be the best. Due to his versatility, he played in all the defensive positions, both in the team that won five European Cup titles, as well as in the ‘Yeyé’ Real Madrid. He was a permanent fixture in teams that dominated Spain and astounded the whole continent.
In 1959 Pachín achieved his goal of playing in the team of his dreams, having previously played for Besaya, Sniace, Torrelavega, Burgos and Osasuna. In his first season at the club he won the European Cup title, being part of the starting line-up in the historic final against Eintracht. It was the end of one generation (that of Di Stefano and Puskas) and the dawn of another (that of Pirri, Zoco and Sanchís).
The forcefulness shown and the level offered by the defender from Cantabria reached such heights that Italian teams launched bids to sign him. At the time these clubs handled more money, but Pachín’s white heart led him to reject all offers. “Playing for Real Madrid is the greatest thing that can occur to a footballer”, he would say.
- Real Madrid
- Intercontinental Cup: 1960
- European Cup: 1959–60,1965–66
- Spanish League: 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68
- Spanish Cup: 1961–62
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- Pachín – FIFA competition record