José Bañón

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José Bañón
Personal information
Full name José Bañón Gonzálvez
Date of birth (1922-04-19)19 April 1922
Place of birth Alicante, Spain
Date of death 21 April 1987(1987-04-21) (aged 65)
Place of death Alicante, Spain
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Machet Carolinas
Gimnástico Carolinas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941 Hércules 0 (0)
1941–1943 Elche
1943–1950 Real Madrid 132 (0)
1950–1951 Alicante
National team
1947 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
1951–1953 Alicante
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bañón and the second or maternal family name is Gonzálvez.

José Bañón Gonzálvez (19 April 1922 – 21 April 1987) was a Spanish football goalkeeper and coach.

Club career[edit]

Bañón was born in Alicante. After playing for three local amateur clubs he joined another team in the Valencian Community, Hércules CF, being part of their La Liga roster in 1941–42 but failing to make his debut in the competition.

In the 1943 summer Bañón signed for Real Madrid, being the most used player in his position over the course of his six-season spell (maximum of 26 in 1944–45 and a minimum of 17 in 1947–48) and winning three major titles, including two Copa del Generalísimo trophies. He was forced to retire from football at only 27, due to a lung problem.[1]

After retiring, Bañón returned to his native region and coached Alicante CF from 1951 to 1953, the first year being spent in Segunda División and the second as a player-coach. He was also in charge of Orihuela Deportiva CF and Elche CF, leaving the sport for good in 1956.

International career[edit]

Bañón was called up several times to the Spain national side as Ignacio Eizaguirre's backup, but only earned one cap: on 27 January 1947, he played 48 minutes in a friendly with Portugal before retiring injured in the eventual 1–4 loss in Lisbon.[2]

Personal life / Death[edit]

Bañón's older brother, Francisco (1920–2009), was an international football referee.[3] José died in his hometown of Alicante on 21 April 1987, just two days after his 65th birthday.[4]





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