Pedro María Artola
|Full name||Pedro María Artola Urrutia|
|Date of birth||6 September 1948|
|Place of birth||Andoain, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Andoain, Gipuzkoa, Artola played three full seasons for Real Sociedad's reserves, San Sebastián CF, before joining the first team permanently in 1970. During most of his spell with the Basque he backedup Javier Urruticoechea, with 27 of his 30 La Liga appearances coming in the 1974–75 campaign, with the team finishing in fourth position with the second-best defensive record (32 goals suffered, to UD Salamanca's 29).
In 1975, aged almost 27, Artola signed with FC Barcelona, appearing in only 25 league matches in his first two years combined but becoming the starter subsequently. He won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy as the best goalkeeper in 1977–78, adding the season's Copa del Rey with the Catalans, one of seven team honours with the club; he was also in goal in one of the two UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finals won by Barça, the 1982 2–1 win against Standard Liège on home soil.
Former Real Sociedad teammate Urruti signed for Barcelona in 1981, and eventually again won the battle for first-choice with Artola, who only appeared in three games in the 1983–84 campaign, retiring from football at the age of 35.
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1978–79, 1981–82
- Copa del Rey: 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83
- Supercopa de España: 1983
- Copa de la Liga: 1982–83
- BDFutbol profile
- FC Barcelona archives (Spanish)
- FC Barcelona profile
- Porteros vascos de leyenda (Spanish)