|Full name||Rubén Andrés Cano Martínez|
|Date of birth||February 5, 1951|
|Place of birth||San Rafael, Argentina|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina to Spanish parents, Cano started his professional career with Buenos Aires-based Club Atlético Atlanta, remaining four years with the club. In 1974, he returned to the land of his ancestors and joined Elche CF, making his La Liga debut on 14 September 1974 in a 1–0 home win against Atlético Madrid, and finishing his first season with six goals in 32 games as the Valencian ranked in eighth position.
In the 1976 off-season, Cano joined precisely Atlético de Madrid, netting 20 goals in his first year - fifth-best in the competition - as the Colchoneros won the national championship, one point ahead of FC Barcelona. He added 40 in the following two seasons combined, and formed an efficient forward partnership during his spell with another Argentine-born player, Rubén Ayala.
After only 12 games (one goal) in the 1981–82 season, 32-year Cano left Atlético and joined CD Tenerife in the third division, helping the Canary Islands outfit promote in his first year, and remaining with the club for a further two second level campaigns; he closed out his career at the age of 36, after a couple of division two seasons with another Madrid side, Rayo Vallecano.
Cano chose to represent Spain - the country of his parents - internationally, going on to win 12 caps in two years. His debut occurred on 16 April 1977 in a 1978 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Romania (0–1 loss in Bucharest).
Picked for the finals in Argentina, Cano appeared in the 1–2 defeat against Austria, in an eventual group stage exit.
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Rubén Cano at National-Football-Teams.com
- Rubén Cano – FIFA competition record
- Stats at FootballDatabase