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Full name Francisco Nicolás Veza Fragoso
Date of birth (1970-12-06) 6 December 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Alicante, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Barcelona B 18 (1)
1990–1995 Tenerife 100 (0)
1995–1996 Zaragoza 26 (0)
1996–1997 Hércules 21 (0)
1997–2004 Las Palmas 180 (6)
2002–2003 Osasuna (loan) 5 (0)
Total 350 (7)
National team
1988–1990 Spain U19 6 (0)
1989–1990 Spain U20 5 (0)
1990–1991 Spain U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Spain
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Veza and the second or maternal family name is Fragoso.

Francisco Nicolás Veza Fragoso (born 6 December 1970), known as Paqui, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

He was part of Spain's gold medal-winning squad at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and played professionally for six clubs during 16 years, mainly Tenerife and Las Palmas.

Football career[edit]

Paqui was born in Alicante, Province of Valencia. An unsuccessful FC Barcelona youth graduate (only played for the Catalans' B-team) he went on to represent CD Tenerife,[1] Real Zaragoza, Hércules CF and UD Las Palmas; he was instrumental in the latter's 2000 return to La Liga, and also served a loan to fellow league club CA Osasuna whilst under contract.

Paqui retired from the game in June 2004 after Las Palmas' relegation into the third division, totalling 221 matches and two goals in the Spanish top flight.


  1. ^ "Paqui, lesionado de gravedad" [Paqui, seriously injured] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 7 January 1991. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 

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