Francisco Pineda

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Francisco Pineda
Personal information
Full name Francisco Pineda García
Date of birth (1959-01-31) 31 January 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Castilla 36 (8)
1980–1985 Real Madrid 91 (27)
1985–1988 Zaragoza 79 (18)
1988–1990 Málaga 8 (2)
Total 214 (55)
National team
1982 Spain U21 1 (0)
1982 Spain U23 1 (0)
1980 Spain B 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francisco Pineda García (born 31 January 1959) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Pineda started playing professionally at La Liga giants Real Madrid. He appeared relatively for the capital club during his five-year spell but, following the signing of Argentine Jorge Valdano and the emergence of youth product Emilio Butragueño, was deemed surplus to requirements – the team also did not win one single national championship in that timeframe – leaving in the 1985 summer.

Pineda subsequently signed for Real Zaragoza, winning the Copa del Rey in his debut season while adding seven goals in the league for the fourth-placed side. From 1988 onwards, however, he suffered greatly with injuries, hardly getting a game at the Aragonese and his following club, hometown's CD Málaga; he retired at the age of 31, immediately after his team's top flight relegation.

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid
Zaragoza

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