Antonio Biosca

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Antonio Biosca
Personal information
Full name Antonio Biosca Pérez
Date of birth (1949-12-08) 8 December 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Almería, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Baleares
San Quintín
Plus Ultra Almería
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 Calvo Sotelo 27 (2)
1971–1983 Betis 284 (18)
Total 311 (20)
National team
1975–1976 Spain amateur 4 (0)
1978 Spain 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Biosca and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.

Antonio Biosca Pérez (born 8 December 1949) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender.

He appeared in 220 La Liga games over the course of ten seasons (eight goals), with Betis, and represented Spain at the 1978 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Almería, Andalusia, Biosca made his senior debuts in 1970–71 in Segunda División, appearing rarely for CD Calvo Sotelo in a relegation-ending season. In the following summer, he moved to La Liga with Real Betis, making his debut in the competition on 28 November 1971 in a 1–3 away loss against Córdoba CF, finishing his first year with 17 games played (15 starts) and being relegated in the following campaign.

From 1974 to 1978, Biosca never featured in less than 30 league games for the Verdiblancos, winning the 1977 edition of the Copa del Rey[1] but also suffering relegation the following year.[2] He retired in June 1983 at nearly 34, and settled in Seville, losing all connection to the football world.

International career[edit]

Biosca earned three caps for Spain in 1978, and represented his country at that year's FIFA World Cup. His debut came on 26 April, in a friendly with Mexico in Granada.

In the final stages in Argentina, Biosca appeared in two games with the national team conceding no goals, albeit in a group stage exit.

Honours[edit]

Betis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2–2: Los andaluces remontaron dos ventajas vascas" [2–2: The Andalusians countered Basques' advantage twice] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 26 June 1977. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "1–0: El Real Betis, a Segunda" [1–0: Real Betis, to Segunda] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 8 May 1978. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 

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