Ángel González (Spanish footballer)

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Ángel González
Personal information
Full name Ángel González Castaños
Date of birth (1958-12-03) 3 December 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Español
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Español 24 (0)
1978–1979Sabadell (loan) 35 (17)
1981–1982 Sabadell 23 (8)
1982–1985 Salamanca 93 (11)
1985–1989 Logroñés 131 (8)
1989–1991 Palamós 66 (10)
1991–1993 Figueres 46 (4)
Total 418 (58)
National team
1976–1977 Spain U18 7 (1)
1977 Spain U20 1 (0)
1978–1979 Spain U21 3 (1)
1980 Spain Olympic 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ángel González Castaños (born 3 December 1958) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ciudad Rodrigo, Province of Salamanca, González started out at RCD Español, making his La Liga debut on 5 April 1978 in a 1–3 home loss against Atlético Madrid where he came on as a 64th-minute substitute.[1] It was one of only three appearances during the campaign, which he finished on loan to neighbouring club CE Sabadell FC.

In the top flight, González also represented UD Salamanca and CD Logroñés, for a total of 151 games and ten goals during seven seasons. He added 267/48 in Segunda División, retiring in 1993 at the age of 34 after two years apiece with Palamós CF and UE Figueres, also in the Catalonia region.

International career[edit]

González represented Spain at the 1980 Summer Olympics, where they competed under the Olympic flag due to the boycott. In his hometown, plaques commemorated any Olympian born in the city, but he appeared to have been forgotten as his name was not listed.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rubio, Capón y Marcial sentenciaron; Marañón salvó el honor" [Rubio, Capón and Marcial dictated verdict; Marañón saved the honour]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 6 April 1978. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Ángel González, el salmantino olímpico ¿olvidado?" [Ángel González, the forgotten Olympian from Salamanca?] (in Spanish). Desde Mi Grada Vieja. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Ángel González Castaños, el 'olvidado' olímpico salmantino" [Ángel González Castaños, the 'forgotten' Olympian from Salamanca]. Tribuna Salamanca (in Spanish). 18 July 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2017.

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