Paco Clos

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Paco Clos
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Clos Orozco
Date of birth (1960-08-08) 8 August 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Mataró, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Juventus Mataró
1978–1980 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Barcelona B 97 (27)
1981 Sabadell (loan) 2 (0)
1982–1988 Barcelona 62 (9)
1988–1991 Murcia 53 (6)
1991–1992 Orihuela Deportiva
1992–1994 Palafrugell
1994 Mataró
National team
1985 Spain U21 1 (0)
1985 Spain 3 (1)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Mataronesa
1995–1996 Mataró (assistant)
1997–1999 Mataronesa
1999–2000 Hospitalet (assistant)
2000–2001 Badalona
2002–2003 Vilassar Mar (assistant)
2003–2004 Atlético Baleares
2005–2006 Vilassar Mar
2006–2007 Rubí (assistant)
2007–2008 Terrassa (assistant)
2009–2011 Santboià (assistant)
2011 Santboià
* 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 Clos and the second or maternal family name is Orozco.

Francisco "Paco" Javier Clos Orozco (born 8 August 1960) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Mataró, Barcelona, Catalonia, Clos spent his career mainly in lowly teams in his native region, although he did manage to compete in seven La Liga seasons: six for FC Barcelona, mostly as a backup,[1] and one for Real Murcia (he also appeared with the latter club in the second division in the 1989–90 and 1990–91 campaigns).

After he retired in 1994 Clos had a lengthy spell at coaching, with all the sides also hailing from his region of birth, mostly in amateur football.

International career[edit]

During his stint with Barça Clos amassed three caps for Spain, all in 1985, but never took part in any major international tournament.

On 27 February 1985, however, he scored the game's only goal in a 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Scotland, which later proved decisive for Miguel Muñoz side's qualification (eight group points to seven).[1]

International goals[edit]


# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 February 1985 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Scotland 1–0 1–0 1986 World Cup qualification




  1. ^ a b Jonathan Stevenson and Chris Bevan (22 April 2008). "When Bryan Robson tamed Barca". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "1–0: Marca Clos y arde Sevilla" [1–0: Clos scores and Seville burns] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 28 February 1985. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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