José Araquistáin

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José Araquistáin
José Araquistáin 1962.jpg
Araquistáin in 1962
Personal information
Full name José Araquistáin Arrieta
Date of birth (1937-03-04) 4 March 1937 (age 83)
Place of birth Azkoitia, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1961 Real Sociedad 106 (0)
1956Eibar (loan) 6 (0)
1961–1968 Real Madrid 57 (0)
1968–1971 Elche 49 (0)
1971–1973 Castellón 35 (0)
Total 253 (0)
National team
1959–1960 Spain U21 3 (0)
1958–1959 Spain B 3 (0)
1960–1962 Spain 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Araquistáin Arrieta (born 4 March 1937) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Real Sociedad[edit]

Born in Azkoitia, Gipuzkoa, Araquistáin started his career with local Real Sociedad, playing five La Liga seasons with the club and being first-choice in four of those. He made his debut in the competition on 2 December 1956, in a 3–2 away win against Celta de Vigo.

Real Madrid[edit]

Araquistáin moved to Real Madrid for the 1961–62 season. He played 25 games in his first year, winning the double and the Ricardo Zamora Trophy in the process.

In the following years, Araquistáin was more often than not in the losing end of a battle for first-choice duties with José Vicente Train and Antonio Betancort. His best output came in the 1963–64 campaign, when he featured in 14 out of 30 league contests to help the Merengues to a third national championship in a row; on 11 May 1966, he appeared in one of his 18 European Cup matches, helping his team win that year's continental competition with a 2–1 triumph over FK Partizan.[1]

Later years[edit]

Subsequently, Araquistáin represented Elche CF and CD Castellón, playing in the top flight with both sides and also attaining promotion from Segunda División with the latter. He retired in 1973, at the age of 36.

International career[edit]

Araquistáin earned six caps for Spain. He made his debut on 17 July 1960 in a 4–1 friendly win with Chile in Santiago, and was part of the squad that competed at the 1962 FIFA World Cup.

In the tournament, also held in Chile, Araquistáin played in the 1–2 group stage loss to Brazil, in an eventual group stage exit. It was to be his last international appearance.



Real Madrid



  1. ^ "Real Madrid CF – All the players in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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