Juan Manuel Villa

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Juan Manuel Villa
Personal information
Full name Juan Manuel Villa Gutiérrez
Date of birth (1938-09-26) 26 September 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1953–1959 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1960 Plus Ultra 37 (24)
1960–1962 Real Madrid 0 (0)
1961–1962 Real Sociedad (loan) 21 (10)
1962–1971 Zaragoza 162 (43)
Total 220 (77)
National team
1964 Spain 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Juan Manuel Villa Gutiérrez (born 26 September 1938) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Seville, Andalusia, Villa joined the youth system of Real Madrid at the age of 15, and made his professional debut for the B-team in 1959.

He never appeared in La Liga for the main squad, but played in the competition with Real Sociedad and Real Zaragoza, amassing league totals of 183 games and 53 goals over the course of exactly ten seasons before retiring in 1971 at nearly 33.

International career[edit]

Villa earned three caps for Spain, all in 1964. His debut arrived on 11 March in the first leg of the 1964 European Nations' Cup's last qualifying stage, a 5–1 home win against the Republic of Ireland (7–1 aggregate).

Honours[edit]

Zaragoza

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