Antonio Puchades

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Antonio Puchades
Personal information
Full name Antonio Puchades Casanova
Date of birth (1925-06-04)4 June 1925
Place of birth Sueca, Spain
Date of death 24 May 2013(2013-05-24) (aged 87)
Place of death Sueca, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
SD Sueca
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1946 Mestalla
1946–1958 Valencia 256 (4)
National team
1949–1954 Spain 23 (0)

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

† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Puchades and the second or maternal family name is Casanova.

Antonio Puchades Casanova (4 June 1925 – 24 May 2013) was a Spanish footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Puchades was born in Sueca, Valencian Community. During his career he played solely for hometown's Valencia CF, signing in 1945 and going on to spend 12 seasons in La Liga.[1] In his first season with the first team, however, he appeared in only four games as the Che won the national championship, becoming a regular from then onwards.[2][3][4]

Puchades retired from football in 1958 at the age of 33, being awarded a testimonial match the following year, against OGC Nice.[5] He subsequently lost all connection to the football world, going on to work in family businesses.

International career[edit]

Puchades gained 23 caps for Spain, during five years. He was a member of the 1950 FIFA World Cup squad, appearing in all six games as the nation finished fourth in Brazil.[6]

Honours[edit]

Death[edit]

Puchades, affectionally known as Tonico, died in his hometown of Sueca on 24 May 2013, two weeks shy of his 88th birthday.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La noche del dorsal '6': de Puchades a David Albelda" [The night of the number '6': from Puchades to David Albelda] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Valencia, 5 – R.Celta, 2" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 5 April 1954. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Barcelona 4; Valencia 1" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 31 January 1955. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Valencia, 5 – Las Palmas, 1" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 28 April 1955. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "El valencianismo despide a Puchades" [Valencia bids farewell to Puchades] (in Spanish). Las Provincias. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Antonio Puchades". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Adiós a ´Tonico´ Puchades" [Goodbye to ´Tonico´ Puchades] (in Spanish). Levante-EMV. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Fallece el ex valencianista Antonio Puchades" [Former Valencia player Antonio Puchades dies] (in Spanish). Marca. 24 May 1913. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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