Sígfrid Gràcia

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Sígfrid Gràcia
Personal information
Full name Sígfrid Gràcia Royo
Date of birth (1932-03-27)27 March 1932
Place of birth Gavà, Spain
Date of death 23 May 2005(2005-05-23) (aged 73)
Place of death Gavà, Spain
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1966 Barcelona 231 (5)
National team
1956 Spain B 1 (0)
1959–1962 Spain 10 (0)
1951–1960 Catalan XI 4 (2)
* 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 Gràcia and the second or maternal family name is Royo.

Sígfrid Gràcia Royo (27 March 1932 – 23 May 2005) was a Spanish footballer who spent most of his career at FC Barcelona, In his position of left back he showed typical signs of security and regularity. All his traits made him a "must" in the eyes of all the coaches that led the team during his time at Barcelona; playing almost 50 games a season.

He was a valuable part of the defensive line up, although he never did the spectacular on pitch, his presence in the team was vital. He was a true player of the club. He played in the first team for 14 seasons for the club, between 1952 and 1966.[1]

Sigfrid Gràcia was loved and well respected by everyone. He has been one of the most talked about players in the history of the club whereby he is given credit for giving 100% in every game in order to walk away with a clear conscience.

Gràcia earned 10 caps for the Spain national football team and was included in their 1962 FIFA World Cup squad.

Honours[edit]

FC Barcelona

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galería de Internacionales: Sigfrido Gràcia Royo" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 9 February 1989. 

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