Luis del Sol
Del Sol in 1962
|Full name||Luis del Sol Cascajares|
|Date of birth||6 April 1935|
|Place of birth||Arcos de Jalón, Spain|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Retiro San Miguel|
|1953–1954||→ Utrera (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Del Sol was born in Arcos de Jalón, Soria, relocating with his family to Andalusia at age two months. In his country, he played for Real Betis and Real Madrid; with the former he was part of the squads that promoted to Segunda División (1954) and La Liga (1958), appearing in 40 games with the club in the latter category over the course of one 1/2 seasons and scoring six goals.
Signing with the Merengues in January 1960 for 6.5 million pesetas, del Sol netted a career-best 17 goals in his first full season, while not missing one single minute of action in his 29 appearances as his team won the national championship, after starting the season with the Intercontinental Cup triumph against C.A. Peñarol.
In the 1962 summer, aged 27, del Sol moved abroad and signed for Juventus FC. He remained one full decade in Italy, also playing two years with A.S. Roma, which he would captain as compatriot Joaquín Peiró before him.
Del Sol returned to Betis for the 1972–73 season. After the Verdiblancos' top flight relegation the 38-year-old decided to retire from football, going on to later coach Betis on several spells, starting with its youth sides and being in charge for 13 games as the club returned to division one in 2001.
Del Sol represented the country at the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups (playing four matches in total), and was also part of the championship-winning squad at the 1964 European Nations' Cup, although he did not appear in the final stages.
|1.||26 October 1960||Wembley, London, England||England||1–1||4–2||Friendly|
|2.||11 June 1961||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Argentina||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|3.||12 November 1961||Marcel Cerdan, Casablanca, Morocco||Morocco||0–1||0–1||1962 World Cup qualification|
- Real Madrid
- European Cup: 1959–60
- Intercontinental Cup: 1960
- La Liga: 1960–61, 1961–62
- Copa del Generalísimo: 1961–62
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