José Argoitia

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José María Argoitia
Personal information
Full name José María Argoitia Acha
Date of birth (1940-01-18) 18 January 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Galdakao, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1960 Basconia 46 (9)
1960–1972 Athletic Bilbao 231 (52)
1962 Indautxu (loan) 9 (3)
1972–1973 Sestao
1973 Racing Santander 5 (0)
Total 291 (64)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José María Argoitia Acha (born 18 January 1940) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Galdakao, Biscay, Argoitia joined Athletic Bilbao in 1960, from Basque neighbours CD Basconia. He made his La Liga debut on 2 October in a 1–3 away loss against Sevilla FC, and spent a total of 12 seasons with the club, appearing in 308 official games and scoring 70 goals.

Argoitia's best input with the Lions came in the 1966–67 campaign, when he netted 11 times in 22 appearances to help his team to the seventh position. He retired in 1973 at the age of 33, after splitting 1972–73 with Sestao Sport Club in the lower leagues and Racing de Santander in Segunda División.



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