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 51)
Place of birth Puebla de Don Fadrique, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Granada 74
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.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Paz and the second or maternal family name is Marín.

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 appearing 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. His debut came on 21 February, in a friendly match with Czechoslovakia.


Spain U20

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