José Iglesias Fernández

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Full name José Iglesias Fernández
Date of birth 23 December 1926
Place of birth Zamora, Spain
Date of death 12 July 2007(2007-07-12) (aged 80)
Place of death Granada, Spain
Playing position Outside right
Youth career
Los Luises
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1944 Atlético Zamora
1944–1947 Valladolid
1947–1949 Salamanca
1949–1951 Racing Santander
1951–1959 Real Madrid 124 (51)
1959–1960 Levante
1960–1961 Rayo Vallecano
National team
1952 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
1963–1965 Celta
1965–1966 Tenerife
1968–1969 Valencia
1970–1972 Granada
1972–1973 Córdoba
1973–1975 Granada
1976 Murcia
1976–1978 Alavés
1978–1979 Terrassa
1980 Deportivo La Coruña
1981–1982 Tenerife
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Iglesias Fernández (23 December 1926 – 12 July 2007), nicknamed Joseíto, was a Spanish football outside right and manager.

He amassed La Liga totals of 134 games and 54 goals over the course of nine seasons, namely in representation of Real Madrid, with which he appeared in 177 official matches and scored 77 goals, winning ten major titles.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Zamora, Castile and León, Joseíto played for several clubs before arriving at Racing de Santander in 1949, including local Atlético Zamora. In his first season, he helped the Cantabrians promote to La Liga.

In the 1951 summer Joseíto moved to Real Madrid (two years before another player that would represent both clubs, Francisco Gento), going on to remain at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium for the following eight years whilst appearing in nearly 200 official games. From 1955–59 he won four consecutive European Cups, contributing with 11 matches and six goals in the process; however, after the arrival of Raymond Kopa, he began featuring less regularly.[1]

Joseíto retired in 1961 at the age of nearly 35, after one-year spells in the second division with Levante UD and Rayo Vallecano. In the following decades he managed a host of clubs in all three major levels of Spanish football, being in charge of Valencia CF and Granada CF (two spells) in the top level.

International career[edit]

Joseíto gained his first and only cap for Spain on 28 December 1952, a 2–2 friendly draw with West Germany played in Madrid.[2]


Racing Santander
Real Madrid


Joseíto died in Granada, Andalusia on 12 July 2007, after suffering the second stroke in six years. He was 80 years old.[3]


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