Adelardo Rodríguez

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Full name Adelardo Rodríguez Sánchez
Date of birth (1939-09-26) 26 September 1939 (age 79)
Place of birth Badajoz, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Betis Extremeño
Extremadura Badajoz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Badajoz 37 (12)
1959–1976 Atlético Madrid 401 (73)
Total 438 (85)
National team
1960 Spain U21 2 (0)
1961 Spain B 2 (1)
1962–1970 Spain 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adelardo Rodríguez Sánchez, usually referred to simply as Adelardo (born 26 September 1939 in Badajoz) is a former Spanish footballer.

Club career[edit]

Adelardo enjoyed a 17-year spell at Atletico Madrid from 1959 to 1976. He was one of the most accomplished midfield schemers of his generation, combining skill, commitment and an eye for goal.

During his spell, the club won three La Liga titles (65–66, 69–70 and 72–73), five Copa del Reys (1960, 1961, 1965, 1972 and 1976), the 1962 European Cup Winners' Cup, the 1974 Intercontinental Cup.

He played for Atletico 550 official appearances (which remains the record to this date) in which he scored 113 goals.

International career[edit]

He played 14 times for the Spain national football team, scoring 2 goals. He was in the squad of both the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 June 1962 Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar, Chile  Brazil 0–1 2–1 1962 FIFA World Cup
2. 13 June 1963 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain  Scotland 1–0 2–6 Friendly



Atlético Madrid


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