Gabriel Alonso

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Gabriel Alonso
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Alonso Aristiaguirre
Date of birth (1923-11-09)9 November 1923
Place of birth Hondarribia, Spain
Date of death 19 November 1996(1996-11-19) (aged 73)
Place of death Hondarribia, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1942 Real Unión
1942–1946 Racing Ferrol
1946–1951 Celta 113 (0)
1951–1954 Real Madrid 45 (0)
1954–1956 Málaga 49 (0)
1956–1957 Rayo Vallecano 12 (0)
National team
1949 Spain B 1 (0)
1948–1952 Spain 12 (0)
Teams managed
1963–1964 Jaén
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alonso and the second or maternal family name is Aristeaguirre.

Gabriel Alonso Aristiaguirre (9 November 1923 – 19 November 1996) was a Spanish footballer who played as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Hondarribia, Basque Country, Alonso played for three clubs in La Liga, Celta de Vigo, Real Madrid and CD Málaga, over the course of nine seasons. He won the 1954 national championship with the second team, but his input consisted of one game, a 1–1 away draw against CA Osasuna.

During an 18-year senior career, Alonso also represented Real Unión, Racing de Ferrol and Rayo Vallecano, retiring in June 1957 at the age of nearly 34 and dying at 73 in his hometown.

International career[edit]

Alonso won 12 caps for Spain, during four years. He was selected for the squad that competed in the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, appearing in all six matches for the eventual fourth-placed nation.

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