José Velásquez (footballer)

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José Velásquez
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Velásquez Castillo
Date of birth (1952-06-04) 4 June 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1978 Alianza Lima
1979 Independiente Medellín
1980–1981 Toronto Blizzard 28 (2)
1982 Independiente Medellín
1983–1984 Alianza Lima
1984–1985 Hércules 12 (0)
1986–1987 Deportes Iquique 29 (8)
1987 Alianza Lima
National team
1972–1985 Peru 82 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008.

José Manuel Velásquez Castillo (born 4 June 1952 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian footballer who played as a midfielder.

Famed for his elegance, leadership and technical game, along with Víctor Benítez he is recognised as one of Peru's most important defensive midfielders ever.

Club career[edit]

At club level he played for Alianza Lima in Peru, where he was part of three league championship winning campaigns (1975, 1977 & 1978). He also played for Independiente Medellín of Colombia, Hércules CF of Spain and Deportes Iquique of Chile.

International career[edit]

Nicknamed "El Patrón", he played for the Peru national football team that won the Copa América in 1975[1] and competed at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number six jersey. He played a total of 82 games for Peru between 1972 and 1985, scoring 12 goals.[2]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Peru's goal tally first:[3]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 09.02.77 Lima, Peru  Hungary 1–0 3–2 Friendly
2. 09.02.77 Lima, Peru  Hungary 3–1 3–2 Friendly
3. 12.03.77 Lima, Peru  Ecuador 2–1 2–1 World Cup Qualifier
4. 29.05.77 Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Haiti 6–0 6–0 Friendly
5. 17.07.77 Cali, Colombia  Bolivia 1–0 5–0 World Cup Qualifier
6. 17.07.77 Cali, Colombia  Bolivia 3–0 5–0 World Cup Qualifier
7. 11.06.78 Córdoba, Argentina  Iran 1–0 4–1 1978 FIFA World Cup
8. 17.05.82 Lima, Peru  Romania 1–0 2–0 Friendly
9. 24.02.85 Santiago, Chile  Chile 1–1 2–1 Friendly
10. 27.02.85 Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 2–1 2–2 Friendly
11. 23.04.85 Lima, Peru  Uruguay 1–0 2–1 Friendly
12. 30.06.85 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Argentina 1–1 2–2 World Cup Qualifier

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Peru Alianza Lima

International[edit]

Peru Peru national football team

References[edit]

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