Antonio González Álvarez

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Chuzo
Personal information
Full name Antonio González Álvarez
Date of birth (1940-01-28) 28 January 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Antequera, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Antequerano
Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1963 Atlético Madrid 103 (13)
1963–1971 Málaga 130 (18)
Total 233 (31)
National team
1957–1958 Spain U18 9 (13)
1960 Spain B 1 (0)
1960 Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antonio González Álvarez, commonly known as Chuzo (born 28 January 1940), is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Antequera, Málaga, Chuzo made his professional debuts with Atlético Madrid, first appearing in La Liga at the age of just 17. Even though he never played one full schedule during his six-year spell with the capital club, he started in all but one of the games he appeared in.

In the 1962–63 season, after having helped the Colchoneros to back-to-back Copa del Rey trophies and the 1962 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (he played in the first match of the final against ACF Fiorentina, in Glasgow) Chuzo scored an astonishing nine goals in only 14 matches, with Atlético finishing in second position in the league behind neighbouring Real Madrid.

After winning the European accolade, Chuzo signed for local CD Málaga, playing with the Andalusians during eight years, suffering top flight relegation twice and appearing rarely in his final years. Over the course of ten professional seasons he appeared in 146 games, netting 14 goals.

International career[edit]

On 30 October 1960 Chuzo played his first and only game for the Spanish national team, appearing in a 0–3 friendly loss with Austria in Vienna.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlético Madrid

Country[edit]

Spain U18

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