Roberto López Ufarte
López Ufarte as a Real Sociedad player
|Full name||Roberto López Ufarte|
|Date of birth||19 April 1958|
|Place of birth||Fes, Morocco|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Nicknamed The little devil, most of his 14-year career was spent at Real Sociedad, where he played for 12 seasons, winning four major titles including two La Liga championships. He also represented in the competition Atlético Madrid and Betis, amassing totals of 418 games and 112 goals.
López Ufarte was born in Fes, Morocco. His parents, from Andalusia and Catalonia, moved abroad in search of work, and returned to Irun (Basque Country) when their son was eight. After making his early footballing efforts at neighbouring Real Unión he signed for Real Sociedad, making his La Liga debuts in the 1975–76 season, playing his first game in the competition on 30 November 1975 in a 0–2 derby away loss against Athletic Bilbao, aged only 17; from then on he became an essential first-team member, scoring 16 goals in 63 matches in the side's back-to-back league titles combined.
After one season with Atlético Madrid (third-place), López Ufarte closed his career at Real Betis at the age of 31, after struggling with knee injuries and seeing his club relegate to the second division. He then acted as assistant manager to several coaches at his first professional club, following which he returned to Real Unión as director of football.
|1.||21 September 1977||Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland||Switzerland||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|2.||14 October 1981||Luis Casanova, Valencia, Spain||Luxembourg||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|3.||14 October 1981||Luis Casanova, Valencia, Spain||Luxembourg||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|4.||18 November 1981||Stadion ŁKS, Łódź, Poland||Poland||0–1||2–3||Friendly|
|5.||16 June 1982||Luis Casanova, Valencia, Spain||Honduras||1–1||1–1||1982 FIFA World Cup|
- Real Sociedad