Agustín Sauto Arana

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sauto and the second or maternal family name is Arana.
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Personal information
Full name Agustín Sauto Arana
Date of birth (1908-05-11)11 May 1908
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Date of death 21 August 1986(1986-08-21) (aged 78)
Place of death Valle de Trápaga, Spain
Playing position Striker
Youth career
San Vicente Barakaldo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1929 Barakaldo
1929–1936 Athletic Bilbao 118 (105)
1938–1943 Barakaldo
National team
1931 Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Agustín Sauto Arana (11 May 1908 – 21 August 1986), known as Bata, was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker.

He spent most of his career with Athletic Bilbao, scoring 208 goals in as many games across all competitions and winning four La Liga championships.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Bata in the 1930s.

Born in Barakaldo, Biscay, Bata started his career at hometown club Barakaldo CF. His nicknamed derived from the fact he used to wear an overall (bata in Spanish) made to him by his mother in order to prevent him from staining his better clothes; he was also dubbed El Bertha bilbaino (Bilbao's Bertha), El terror de San MaméŽs (terror of San Mamés) and El leó—n enfurecido (raging lion).[3]

Bata signed with Athletic Bilbao in 1929, and made his professional debut for them on 22 September in a 4–1 win against Deportivo Alavés for the Biscay Championship. In his first season, he won both the La Liga and Copa del Rey titles; his first goal in the former competition came on 23 March 1930, in a 4–3 success at Atlético Madrid.[4]

Bata achieved the same feat the following campaign, while also earning the Pichichi Trophy having scored 27 goals.[5] Six of those came in Athletic's historic 12–1 defeat of FC Barcelona on 18 February 1931,[2] even though some sources only awarded him five and others as many as eight.[6][7]

In the 1938 summer, Bata re-joined Barakaldo, but the competition would only be resumed the following year after the end of the Spanish Civil War. He retired at the age of 35 after four seasons in Segunda División, and died on 21 August 1986 at 78 in Valle de Trápaga-Trapagaran.[7]

International career[edit]

In spite of his club achievements, Bata only gained one cap for the Spanish national team. It happened on 19 April 1931, in a friendly with Italy played in Bilbao.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[9]

Club Season League Cup Regional championship Totals
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Athletic Bilbao 1929–30 La Liga 7 1 5 4 8 7 20 12
1930–31 17 27 7 10 1 1 25 38
1931–32 18 12 6 6 8 11 32 29
1932–33 18 15 9 7 8 15 35 37
1933–34 17 12 6 7 7 15 30 34
1934–35 21 16 1 0 12 12 34 28
1935–36 20 22 4 2 8 6 32 30
Totals 118 105 38 36 52 67 208 208

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Athletic Bilbao

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zarra, el rey de la antigüedad" [Zarra, king of old]. El País (in Spanish). 22 November 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Leyendas del Athletic Club de Bilbao – 'Bata'" [Athletic Club de Bilbao legends – 'Bata']. El Correo (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Breves y curiosos relatos (II)" [Short fun facts (II)] (PDF) (in Spanish). Bilbao.net. August 2004. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Athlétic de Madrid, 3 – Athlétic de Bilbao, 4". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 24 March 1930. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Spain – List of Topscorers ("Pichichi") 1929-2015". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bata y los cinco goles al Barça" [Bata and the five goals to Barça]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Agustín Souto Arana, futbolista" [Agustín Souto Arana, footballer]. El País (in Spanish). 23 August 1986. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sobre un campo convertido en lodazal, Italia y España cerraron la lucha con empate a 0 goals" [On mire-like pitch, Italy and Spain ceased hostilities with 0 to 0 draw]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 20 April 1931. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  9. ^ *Athletic Bilbao profile

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