Daniel Aquino

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Daniel Aquino
Personal information
Full name Daniel Toribio Aquino Antúnez
Date of birth (1965-06-09) 9 June 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Chajarí, Argentina
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Banfield 34 (9)
1989–1991 Murcia 84 (31)
1991–1992 Albacete 21 (3)
1992–1993 Mérida 38 (19)
1993–1995 Betis 63 (33)
1995–1996 Rayo Vallecano 40 (14)
1996–1997 Albacete 47 (18)
1998–2000 Murcia 31 (12)
2000–2001 Lorca Deportiva 27 (8)
2001–2002 Relesa Las Palas
Total 385 (147)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Aquino and the second or maternal family name is Antúnez.

Daniel Toribio Aquino Antúnez (born 9 June 1965 in Chajarí, Entre Ríos), nicknamed El Toro (bull), is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Having spent the bulk of his professional career in Spain, appearing in 203 Segunda División games over the course of seven seasons (94 goals) in representation of four teams, his son Daniel was already born there, and played for Spain at youth levels.[1]

Football career[edit]

After starting his career at Club Atlético Banfield, Aquino moved to Spain in 1989, joining Real Murcia in the second division and scoring 15 goals in 33 games in his first season. In the 1991 winter transfer window he signed for another team in the country, Albacete Balompié, being relatively used as the Castile-La Mancha side retained their recently acquired La Liga status (18 starts).

From 1992 to 1994, Aquino achieved two consecutive Pichichi Trophy awards in the second level, one of them – with Real Betisending in promotion. After a solid top flight campaign at Rayo Vallecano and a further one-and-a-half at Albacete in division two, he finished his career in 2002 at the age of 37, with stints in the third tier including former club Murcia, where his son Daniel was born in 1990, eventually also becoming a professional footballer.

From 2008 to 2010, Aquino coached Murcia's juniors.


  1. ^ Spain's family atmosphere; UEFA.com, 10 May 2007

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