Domingo Acedo

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Domingo Acedo
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Acedo with the Spanish Olympic team, 1920
Personal information
Full name Domingo Gómez-Acedo Villanueva
Date of birth (1898-06-06)6 June 1898
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Date of death 14 September 1980(1980-09-14) (aged 82)
Place of death Getxo, Spain
Playing position Forward
Youth career
FC Barcelona[1]
1913–1914 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914–1929 Athletic Bilbao 0 (0)
National team
1920–1924 Spain 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Spain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1920 Antwerp Team Competition

Domingo Gómez-Acedo Villanueva (6 June 1898 – 14 September 1980), also known as Txomin,[1][2] was a Spanish footballer; he played primarily as a left-sided forward and sometimes as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Acedo spent his entire career with Athletic Bilbao. He won four national Copa del Rey competitions, scoring once in the 1916 Final and twice in the 1921 Final. He also won eight regional North/Biscay Championships in a 14-year spell playing alongside José María Belauste, Sabino Bilbao and Pichichi for club and country. His primary attributes were his great pace and set piece abilities, including scoring 'Olympic goals' (direct from a corner kick).[1]

He is the youngest player and goalscorer in the history of Athletic, having made his debut - and scored - in the Campeonato Regional Norte on 18 October 1914, at the age of 16 years, 4 months and 12 days.[3][4] He had not been registered officially as a player with Athletic for the requisite six months, and the club were sanctioned by the federation.[1] His records have sometimes been overlooked and the feats attributed incorrectly to Agustín Gaínza (and subsequently to Iker Muniain).[5]

Acedo is also the club's youngest player and scorer in the Copa del Rey having found the net on his debut in that competition on 25 April 1915, aged 16 years, 10 months and 19 days (neither Muniain nor Gainza played in the cup before turning 17).

International career[edit]

He was a member of the Spanish team which competed in the football tournament at the 1920 Summer Olympics, and won the silver medal.[1][2]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1.[2] 1 September 1920 Broodstraat, Antwerp, Belgium  Sweden 2–1 2–1 1920 Summer Olympics

Personal life[edit]

Domingo Acedo's older brother Aquilino also played for Athletic Bilbao just prior to his younger sibling's debut; in his brief career he featured in the 1913 Cup final defeat to Racing Irun, and in the inaugural match at San Mamés stadium against the same opposition (now renamed Real Unión), before retiring through injury.[6][7]

A sister of the family, María Mercedes Acedo, married the journalist Manuel Aznar Zubigaray. They were the grandparents of José María Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain in the 1990s.[2]


Athletic Bilbao


  1. ^ a b c d e "Txomin Acedo, el primer cachorro del Athletic" [Txomin Acedo, Athletic's first pup]. La Roja en el Olimpo (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Acedo profile". Sports Reference. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Muniain se cita con la historia" [Muniain has an appointment with history]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 30 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Iker Muniain, con 16 años, se convierte en el segundo jugador más joven en debutar con el Athletic" [Iker Muniain, 16, becomes the second youngest player to debut with Athletic]. Europa Press (in Spanish). 31 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Iker Muniain, el jugador más joven en debutar con el Athletic" [Iker Muniain, the youngest player to debut for Athletic]. El Correo (in Spanish). 20 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Aquilino Acedo profile". Athletic Bilbao. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  7. ^ "De Acedo a Bilbao: claros del bosque" [From Acedo to Bilbao: clearings of the forest]. Memorias del Fútbol Vasco (in Spanish). 11 March 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2017.

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