Pachín

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Pachín
Pachín 1962.jpg
Pachín in 1962
Personal information
Full name Enrique Pérez Díaz
Date of birth (1938-12-28) 28 December 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth Torrelavega, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Besaya
Sniace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1957 Gimnástica
1957–1958 Burgos
1958–1959 Osasuna 23 (1)
1959–1968 Real Madrid 148 (2)
1968–1969 Betis 24 (0)
1970–1971 Toluca
National team
1959–1960 Spain U21 3 (0)
1960–1963 Spain 8 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Real Madrid (youth)
1974–1975 Pegaso
1975–1976 Getafe Deportivo
1976–1977 Osasuna
1977–1978 Ceuta
1978–1979 Valladolid
1979–1981 Levante
1981 Córdoba
1982 Almería
1982–1983 Hércules
1984–1985 Levante
1985–1986 Albacete
1987–1988 Levante
1988–1989 Granada
* 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 Pérez and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.

Enrique Pérez Díaz (born 28 December 1938), commonly known as Pachín, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Torrelavega, Cantabria, Pachín signed for Real Madrid in 1959 from Segunda División club CA Osasuna. He made his La Liga debut on 11 September 1960 in a 0–1 away loss against Atlético Madrid, then proceeded to be a starter in that and the following four seasons.

Pachín left the Merengues in May 1968, having appeared in 218 competitive games and scored two goals. He won 11 major titles during his spell, including seven national championships and the 1960 and 1966 editions of the European Cup, contributing to the latter conquests with eight combined appearances and a total of 32 during his career.[1]

Aged nearly 30, Pachín returned to the second level for the 1968–69 campaign, where he represented Real Betis. He retired in 1971 after a stint with amateurs Club Deportivo Toluca, then worked as a manager for 16 years, never in higher than the second tier – his biggest achievement was promote Hércules CF to the top flight in 1984, even though he only contributed with six matches to that feat.

International career[edit]

Pachín gained eight caps for the Spanish national team, during three years. His first came on 15 May 1960 in a 3–0 friendly win over England,[2] and he was selected for the squad that competed at the 1962 FIFA World Cup, appearing against Mexico and Brazil in an eventual group stage exit.

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Madrid CF – All the players in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "España, 3 – Inglaterra, 0" [Spain, 3 – England, 0] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 16 May 1960. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 

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