Jesús Landáburu

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Jesús Landáburu
Personal information
Full name Jesús Landáburu Sagüillo
Date of birth (1955-01-24) 24 January 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth Guardo, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Colegio San José
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1977 Valladolid 146 (34)
1977–1979 Rayo Vallecano 66 (13)
1979–1982 Barcelona 61 (13)
1982–1988 Atlético Madrid 205 (28)
Total 478 (88)
National team
1979 Spain amateur 3 (1)
1980 Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jesús 'Chus' Landáburu Sagüillo (born 24 January 1955) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Landáburu was born in Guardo, Province of Palencia. He made his professional debuts at only 17 with Real Valladolid, quickly making an impression with the Segunda División side, his skills, field vision and set piece ability standing out alike.

Landáburu made his La Liga debuts with Madrid-based Rayo Vallecano in the 1977–78 campaign: he majorly contributed to the modest team's maintenance of its top flight status during two seasons, after which he signed with league powerhouse FC Barcelona.

Landáburu won his first piece of silverware with the Catalans in 1981, the Copa del Rey.[1] However, after two good seasons, he struggled immensely in his last as Barça hired a new coach, German Udo Lattek.

Landáburu moved subsequently to Atlético Madrid, being an automatic first-choice throughout six seasons (nearly 300 official appearances for the Colchoneros). However, at the end of 1987–88, mainly due to serious personal problems with elusive club chairman Jesús Gil,[2] he chose to retire at the age of 33.

International career[edit]

Landáburu played once for Spain, the second half of a 23 January 1980 friendly with the Netherlands in Vigo (1–0 win).


Atlético Madrid


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