Rafael Paz

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Rafa Paz
Personal information
Full name Rafael Paz Marín
Date of birth (1965-08-02) 2 August 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Puebla de Don Fadrique, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Huéscar
Granada 74
Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Sevilla B
1984–1997 Sevilla 340 (25)
1997 Club Celaya 14 (1)
Total 354 (26)
National team
1982 Spain U16 1 (0)
1984 Spain U18 1 (0)
1985 Spain U20 3 (0)
1985–1987 Spain U21 9 (2)
1990 Spain 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rafael 'Rafa' Paz Marín (born 2 August 1965 in Puebla de Don Fadrique, Granada, Andalusia) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a right midfielder.

Club career[edit]

After starting out as a youth with CP Granada 74, Paz moved to neighbours Sevilla FC still as a junior, going on to appear in 340 La Liga games with the club and score 25 goals. In the 1989–90 season, while playing in all the matches safe one, he netted a career-best six goals, helping the Andalusians finish sixth with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup.

Upon Sevilla's relegation in 1997, Paz moved to Mexico, closing out his career after one season with Club Celaya, where he teamed up with former fellow international Emilio Butragueño.

International career[edit]

Paz represented Spain on seven occasions, all in 1990, and was included in the squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup where he took part in two matches.[1] His debut came on 21 February, in a friendly match with Czechoslovakia.[2]

Honours[edit]

Spain U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "¡Muchas gracias, "Príncipe"!" [Thanks a lot, "Prince"!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 14 June 1990. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "1–0: La selección española se impuso con gran dificultad a una correosa Checoslovaquia" [1–0: Spanish national team had great trouble overcoming scrappy Czechoslovakia]. ABC (in Spanish). 22 February 1990. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Óscar Díez (1 November 2014). "España en los mundiales sub'20: URSS 1985" [Spain in the under’20 World Cups: USSR 1985] (in Spanish). Cuadernos de Fútbol. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 

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