Sebastián Losada

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Sebastián Losada
Personal information
Full name Sebastián Losada Bestard
Date of birth (1967-09-03) 3 September 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Real Madrid B 63 (18)
1984–1991 Real Madrid 38 (13)
1987–1988Español (loan) 28 (8)
1991–1992 Atlético Madrid 9 (1)
1992–1993 Sevilla 3 (0)
1993–1995 Celta 53 (12)
Total 194 (51)
National team
1983 Spain U16 5 (3)
1984–1986 Spain U18 10 (5)
1985 Spain U19 1 (0)
1985 Spain U20 5 (3)
1988–1990 Spain U21 7 (1)
1995 Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sebastián Losada Bestard (born 3 September 1967) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.

He amassed La Liga totals of 131 games and 34 goals over the course of seasons, in representation of five teams, starting his career with Real Madrid.

Club career[edit]

A Real Madrid youth graduate, Madrid-born Losada made his first-team debut on 9 September 1984 in a 1–1 away draw against Sporting de Gijón,[1] but would not have a successful period with the capital side. He did, however, score eight La Liga goals in just 16 appearances in the 1989–90 season as Real were crowned champions,[2][3] adding the club's goal number 400 in the European Cup in a 2–2 draw at FC Tirol Innsbruck on 7 November 1990.[4][5]

In 1987–88, Losada served a loan stint with RCD Español and netted eight top division goals during the campaign, also helping the team reach the UEFA Cup final: he scored twice in the first leg for the Catalans (3–0),[6] but missed his penalty shootout attempt in the eventual loss against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Subsequently, Losada played for Atlético Madrid (frequently feuding with club president Jesús Gil[7]), Sevilla FC – where he coincided with Diego Maradona – and Celta de Vigo. After a shock retirement at only 27 he became a lawyer, and also unsuccessfully ran for president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation in 2004.[8][9]

International career[edit]

Losada earned his first and only cap for the Spain national team on 18 January 1995, playing the second half of a 2–2 friendly draw with Uruguay in A Coruña.[10] He also appeared for the under-20s at the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship, scoring three goals in five matches for the runners-up.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Español

Country[edit]

Spain U20

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1–1: Y todos contentos (1–1: Everybody happy); Mundo Deportivo, 10 September 1984 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ 4–0: Para el Madrid, todo fue cómodo (4–0: All easy for Madrid); Mundo Deportivo, 15 October 1989 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ 5–2: El Real hizo bueno el pronóstico (5–2: Real delivered as promised); Mundo Deportivo, 26 February 1990 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Losada fue el "rey" del Tirol (Losada was "king" of Tirol); Mundo Deportivo, 8 November 1990 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Real Madrid CF – All the players in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  6. ^ ¡Y continua la "Euro-fiesta"! ("Euro-party" continues!); Mundo Deportivo, 5 May 1988 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ La década «ostentórea» (The "ostentórea" decade); El Mundo (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Sebastián Losada; Yo Jugué en el Celta, 21 April 2008 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Losada anuncia su candidatura para presidir la federación (Losada announces candidacy as federation president); El País, 1 October 2004 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Con lo justo (Barely); Mundo Deportivo, 19 January 1995 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Sebastián LosadaFIFA competition record (archive)
  12. ^ a b 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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