Ramón de la Fuente Leal

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Athletic 1931 (Lafuente).jpg
Lafuente in 1931
Personal information
Full name Ramón de La Fuente Leal
Date of birth (1907-12-31)31 December 1907
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Date of death 15 September 1973(1973-09-15) (aged 65)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1926 Barakaldo CF 0 (0)
1926–1934 Athletic Bilbao 96 (24)
1934–1936 Atlético de Madrid 20 (1)
National team
1927–1935 Spain 8 (0)
Teams managed
1943–1945 Deportivo de La Coruña
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ramón de la Fuente Leal, nicknamed Lafuente (31 December 1907 – 15 September 1973)[1] was a Spanish association footballer. He was born in Bilbao. During his career he played for Barakaldo CF (1923–1926), Athletic Bilbao (1926–1934), and Athletic Madrid (Atlético de Madrid, 1934–1936). He earned 8 caps for the Spain national football team, and participated in the 1934 FIFA World Cup. At Athletic, he was the most experienced member of what became a famous and successful forward line, along with José Iraragorri, Chirri II, Bata and Guillermo Gorostiza.[2][3][4][5]

He later coached Deportivo de La Coruña[6] and died in Madrid.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Ramón de la Fuente Leal at Athletic Bilbao
  2. ^ "Las tres grandes delanteras que hubo en la historia el Athletic" [The three great forward lines in the history of Athletic]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 2 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ "History: 1928-1937". Athletic Bilbao. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "El 'Abecedario' del fútbol: Guillermo Gorostiza, la bala roja de San Mamés" [The 'ABC' of football: Guillermo Gorostiza, the red bullet of San Mamés]. Fútbol Primera (in Spanish). 12 March 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ Radnedge, Keir (1 August 1977). "The history of Athletic Bilbao 1898-1936". World Soccer (via In Bed With Maradona). Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-06-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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