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Emilio Butragueño
Butragueño in 2022
Personal information
Full name Emilio Butragueño Santos[1]
Date of birth (1963-07-22) 22 July 1963 (age 60)[1]
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Casariche
1981–1982 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Real Madrid B 65 (37)
1984–1995 Real Madrid 341 (123)
1995–1998 Celaya 91 (29)
Total 497 (189)
International career
1983–1984 Spain U21 5 (2)
1984 Spain amateur 1 (1)
1984–1992 Spain 69 (26)
Medal record
Representing  Spain
UEFA European Championship
Runner-up 1984 France
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Emilio Butragueño Santos (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈmiljo βutɾaˈɣeɲo ˈsantos]; born 22 July 1963) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is currently the director of Institutional Relations of Real Madrid.

He was best known for his spell with Real Madrid. Nicknamed El Buitre (The Vulture), he was a member of the La Quinta del Buitre along with Manolo Sanchís, Rafael Martín Vázquez, Míchel and Miguel Pardeza.[2]

Butragueño scored 123 La Liga goals in 341 games for his main club over 12 seasons, and represented the Spain national team in two World Cups (being the second-top scorer in the 1986 edition) and as many European Championships, scoring 26 goals for his country in a record that stood for several years.

Club career[edit]

In 1981, Madrid-born Butragueño joined the Real Madrid youth system, playing first for their reserves before being given his senior debut by Alfredo Di Stéfano on 5 February 1984 against Cádiz CF: he made an instant impact, scoring twice and assisting for the third goal in a 3–2 away turnaround, after Real trailed by 2–0.[3] On 12 December that year he made his European competition debut, contributing with a hat-trick to a 6–1 home victory over R.S.C. Anderlecht in the third round of the UEFA Cup after the 3–0 loss in Brussels, as the Spaniards went on to win the competition.[4][5]

At the time, Real Madrid's form was so patchy the first team's attendances were smaller than those of the reserve side.[6] Butragueño was a part of their transformation, being a prominent member of the squad during the 1980s and winning numerous honours: he received the European Bronze award for best footballer in two consecutive years, and was awarded the Pichichi Trophy in 1991,[7] while also being instrumental in the capital club's five La Liga trophies, two Copa del Rey and two consecutive UEFA Cups.[8]

In June 1995, having lost his place (only eight games and one goal, as Real won another league), mainly due to the emergence of 17-year-old Raúl, Butragueño signed for Atlético Celaya in Mexico and, in his first year, the team reached the final of the Liga MX.[9] After three seasons where he was known as the Gentleman of the Pitch – never receiving a single red card during his entire career – he decided to retire in April 1998.[10][5]

International career[edit]

Butragueño in Chicago, July 2017

Butragueño earned 69 caps for Spain, and scored 26 goals.[11] His debut came on 17 October 1984 against Wales in a 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifier, and he closed the 3–0 win in Seville.[12] He had already been picked as an uncapped player for the UEFA Euro 1984 tournament, where his team finished runners-up.[13]

Butragueño was also selected for the 1986 World Cup where he played a major part,[14] scoring four goals as Spain beat Denmark 5–1 in the round-of-16 match.[15][16] He also took part in the 1990 edition in Italy (four games, no goals).[17]

Post-retirement and other ventures[edit]

On 19 October 2004, Butragueño replaced former Real Madrid teammate Jorge Valdano as the club's director of football[18] and, until the end of the 2005–06 season, also served as its vice-president.[19] Subsequently, he acted as head of public relations for the organisation.[20][21]

Still as a player, Butragueño had a computer game with his name released in 1988, for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and MSX.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[23][24]
Club Season League National cup League cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 1981–82 Segunda División 6 3 0 0 0 0 6 3
1982–83 38 13 4 0 3 0 45 13
1983–84 21 21 10 3 0 0 31 24
Total 65 37 14 3 3 0 0 0 4 3 82 40
Real Madrid 1983–84 La Liga 10 4 0 0 2 2 12 6
1984–85 29 10 0 0 2 0 11[a] 4 42 14
1985–86 31 10 6 2 0 0 12[a] 2 49 14
1986–87 35 11 3 3 7[b] 5 45 19
1987–88 32 12 3 0 8[b] 2 43 14
1988–89 33 15 5 2 8[b] 4 2 1 48 22
1989–90 32 10 6 2 2[b] 2 40 14
1990–91 35 19 2 0 4[b] 4 2 2 43 25
1991–92 35 14 6 5 9[a] 1 50 20
1992–93 34 9 3 1 6[a] 1 43 11
1993–94 27 8 2 1 4[c] 2 33 11
1994–95 8 1 0 0 4[a] 0 12 1
Total 341 123 36 16 4 2 75 27 4 3 460 171
Celaya 1995–96 Liga MX 34 17 34 17
1996–97 26 2 26 2
1997–98 31 10 31 10
Total 91 29 91 29
Career total 497 189 50 19 7 2 75 27 4 3 633 240
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearances in European Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

International[edit]

Scores and results list Spain's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Butragueño goal.[25][12]
List of international goals scored by Emilio Butragueño
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 October 1984 Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain  Wales 3–0 3–0 1986 World Cup qualification
2 23 January 1985 Rico Pérez, Alicante, Spain  Finland 2–0 3–1 Friendly
3 3–0
4 19 February 1986 Martínez Valero, Elche, Spain  Belgium 1–0 3–0 Friendly
5 26 March 1986 Ramón de Carranza, Cádiz, Spain  Poland 1–0 3–0 Friendly
6 7 June 1986 Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara, Mexico  Northern Ireland 1–0 2–1 1986 FIFA World Cup
7 18 June 1986 La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico  Denmark 1–1 5–1 1986 FIFA World Cup
8 2–1
9 4–1
10 5–1
11 15 October 1986 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Germany  West Germany 1–0 2–2 Friendly
12 18 February 1987 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain  England 1–0 2–4 Friendly
13 23 September 1987 Nou Castalia, Castellón, Spain  Luxembourg 2–0 2–0 Friendly
14 1 June 1988 El Helmántico, Salamanca, Spain  Sweden 1–0 1–3 Friendly
15 11 June 1988 Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Germany  Denmark 2–1 3–2 UEFA Euro 1988
16 12 October 1988 Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Argentina 1–0 1–1 Friendly
17 16 November 1988 Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain  Republic of Ireland 2–0 2–0 1990 World Cup qualification
18 21 December 1988 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Northern Ireland 2–0 4–0 1990 World Cup qualification
19 15 November 1989 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Hungary 2–0 4–0 1990 World Cup qualification
20 28 March 1990 La Rosaleda, Málaga, Spain  Austria 2–0 2–3 Friendly
21 26 May 1990 Bežigrad, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia  Yugoslavia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
22 10 October 1990 Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain  Iceland 1–0 2–1 Euro 1992 qualifying
23 19 December 1990 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Albania 3–0 9–0 Euro 1992 qualifying
24 5–0
25 7–0
26 8–0

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid B

Real Madrid

Spain

Individual

References[edit]

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