Clemente Fernández López

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Full name Clemente Fernández López
Date of birth (1919-11-23)23 November 1919
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Date of death 17 July 1996(1996-07-17) (aged 76)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1940 Betis San Isidro
1940–1942 Deportivo Castilla
1942–1952 Real Madrid 109 (0)
1943–1944 Hércules (loan)
1952–1953 Deportivo La Coruña 10 (0)
National team
1948–1949 Spain 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Clemente Fernández López (23 November 1919 – 17 July 1996), known simply as Clemente, was a Spanish professional footballer who played as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Having begun his career as a midfielder, Clemente joined hometown club Real Madrid in 1942 from local amateurs CD Deportivo Castilla, playing in only four La Liga games in his first season. After one year on loan at Hércules CF he returned to the Merengues, but appeared in just seven league matches during the campaign.

Of the following seven seasons, Clemente managed to be regularly played in four of them, winning three major titles including two Copa del Rey trophies. In 1952, after 144 official games with Real Madrid, he signed for fellow league side Deportivo de La Coruña, retiring at the end of the campaign at the age of 33.

International career[edit]

Clemente gained three caps for Spain, in slightly less than one year. His debut came on 21 March 1948 in a 2–0 friendly win with Portugal, in Madrid.


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