Julio Prieto Martín

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Julio Prieto
Personal information
Full name Julio Prieto Martín
Date of birth (1960-11-21) 21 November 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1973–1979 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Atlético Madrileño 27 (8)
1981–1987 Atlético Madrid 166 (11)
1981–1982 Castellón (loan) 20 (2)
1987–1990 Celta 107 (19)
1990–1991 Atlético Madrid 12 (0)
1991–1993 Mérida 52 (4)
1993–1995 Talavera 63 (9)
Total 447 (53)
National team
1980 Spain U20 1 (0)
1980–1982 Spain U21 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Julio Prieto Martín (born 21 November 1960) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

During a 14-year professional career he played in 305 La Liga games over the course of 11 seasons (32 goals), mainly in representation of Atlético Madrid.

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Prieto played mainly for hometown's Atlético Madrid during his professional career. After spending one season with the reserves in Segunda División and another on loan to CD Castellón, in La Liga (with relegation), he returned to the Colchoneros, being a starter for much of his five-year spell.

In the 1982–83 campaign, Prieto had his best season at Atlético, with seven goals in 32 games in an eventual third-place finish. After helping the club to two major titles he was part of the team that reached the final of the 1986 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, appearing in the decisive match against FC Dynamo Kyiv (0–3 loss).[1]

Prieto signed for Celta de Vigo in the 1987 summer, playing (104 of his 107 appearances were starts) and scoring regularly for the Galicians but suffering top flight relegation in his third and final year. He returned to Atlético Madrid for 1990–91, but was only a fringe player in his third spell.

After two seasons in the second level with CP Mérida, Prieto retired from football at nearly 35 with Talavera CF, in Segunda División B.


Atlético Madrid


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