José Iglesias Fernández
|Full name||José Iglesias Fernández|
|Date of birth||23 December 1926|
|Place of birth||Zamora, Spain|
|Date of death||12 July 2007(aged 80)|
|Place of death||Granada, Spain|
|Playing position||Outside right|
|1980||Deportivo La Coruña|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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.
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.
- Tercera División: 1945–46, 1946–47
- Tercera División: 1947–48
- Racing Santander
- Real Madrid
- 4 La Liga: 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58
- 4 European Cup: 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59
- 2 Latin Cup: 1955, 1957
- Real Madrid biography Archived 12 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
- El partido al cronómetro (Play-by-play); El Mundo Deportivo, 29 December 1952 (in Spanish)
- Joseíto, ganador de cuatro Copas de Europa con el Real Madrid (Joseíto, winner of four European Cups with Real Madrid); El Mundo, 12 July 2007 (in Spanish)