Joaquín (footballer, born 1956)
|Full name||Joaquín Alonso González|
|Date of birth||9 June 1956|
|Place of birth||Oviedo, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Alonso was born in Oviedo, Asturias. During his 16-year professional career, he played solely for Sporting de Gijón even though he was born in the city of neighbouring Real Oviedo. After 17 appearances and one goal in his debut season in La Liga he became an undisputed starter, going on to appear in a further 462 top division games until June 1992 (679 overall), with a total of 65 goals scored.
In the 1986–87 campaign, as the team finished fourth, Joaquín netted eight times in 40 contests (third-best in the squad in scoring), and continued to appear prominently until the end of his career, retiring at the age of 36 with the most matches played in the Spanish top flight, a record which stood for less than one year, however.
|1.||3 December 1986||Qemal Stafa, Tirana, Albania||Albania||1–2||1–2||Euro 1988 qualifying|