Gregorio Blasco

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Gregorio Blasco
Personal information
Full name Gregorio Blasco Sánchez
Date of birth (1909-06-10)10 June 1909
Place of birth Mundaka, Spain
Date of death 31 January 1983(1983-01-31) (aged 73)
Place of death Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1928 Acero de Olabeaga
1928–1936 Athletic Bilbao 113 (0)
1938–1939 Club Deportivo Euzkadi 12 [2] (0)
1939–1946 Real Club España
1940–1941 River Plate (loan)
1946–1947 Atlante
National team
1930–1936 Spain 5 (0)
1937–1939 Basque Country 41 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gregorio Blasco Sánchez (10 June 1909 – 31 January 1983), also known as Goyo Blasco, was a Spanish footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Mundaka in the Basque Country , Blasco emigrated to Mexico where he married Maria Victoria González in 1943 and with whom he had 3 children, Gregorio, José Maria and Victoria.[3]

Career[edit]

Blasco began his career in 1926 when he joined Acero de Olabeaga.[4] Two years later he signed for Athletic Bilbao where his first match was a friendly against Swansea City.[4] During his time with Athletic Bilbao he won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy three times,[5] and also played 5 times for the Spanish national team.[6] He played with Athletic Bilbao until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 when all national competitions in Spain were put on hold. In 1937, in the midst of the civil war, he was selected for the Basque Country national football team which was sent abroad to raise funds for refugees fleeing the conflict. In 1938 that team integrated into the Mexican league under the name Club Deportivo Euzkadi. After one season the team dissolved and Blasco joined Real Club España. In 1941 he joined River Plate in Argentina,[3] before returning to Mexico a year later to rejoin Club España. He stayed there until 1947 when he joined rival team Atlante.[6][7] He was one of the first goalkeepers to use goalkeeping gloves.[3] Apart from being a footballer he also had a business selling construction materials.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gregorio Blasco Sánchez Registro Nacional de Extranjeros en México (copia digital)". Ibero-American migratory movements. Spanish Government. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Gotzon, Joseba. 100 Años Seleccion Vasca De Futbol 1915-2015. Book 3. pp. 156–170. 
  3. ^ a b c d Zamora, Gerson. "El Equipo de futbol Euzkadi en Mexico, 1937-39, biography section" (PDF). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Gregorio Blasco". Memorias del Fútbol Vasco. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "gregorio blasco sánchez". miathletic.com. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Gregorio Blasco at National-Football-Teams.com
  7. ^ "Profile". BDFutbol.