Luis Aragonés

Luis Aragonés Suárez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis aɾaɣoˈnes ˈswaɾeθ]; 28 July 1938 – 1 February 2014) was a Spanish football player and manager.

Spanish footballer and manager

In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Aragonés and the second or maternal family name is Suárez.
Luis Aragonés

Aragonés in 2011
Personal information
Full name José Luis Aragonés Suárez Martínez[1]
Date of birth (1938-07-28)28 July 1938
Place of birth Hortaleza, Madrid, Spain
Date of death 1 February 2014(2014-02-01) (aged 75)
Place of death Fuencarral-El Pardo, Madrid, Spain
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1958 Getafe
1958–1960 Real Madrid 0 (0)
1958–1959 Recreativo Huelva (loan)
1959–1960 Hércules (loan) 24 (17)
1960 Plus Ultra 8 (11)
1960–1961 Oviedo 13 (4)
1961–1964 Betis 82 (33)
1964–1974 Atlético Madrid 265 (123)
National team
1964–1972 Spain 11 (3)
Teams managed
1974–1980 Atlético Madrid
1981 Betis
1982–1987 Atlético Madrid
1987–1988 Barcelona
1990–1991 Espanyol
1991–1993 Atlético Madrid
1993–1995 Sevilla
1995–1996 Valencia
1997–1998 Betis
1999–2000 Oviedo
2000–2001 Mallorca
2001–2003 Atlético Madrid
2003–2004 Mallorca
2004–2008 Spain
2008–2009 Fenerbahçe
Honours
Men’s football
Representing  Spain(as manager)
UEFA European Championship
Winner 2008
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aragonés spent the majority of his career as a player and coach at Atlético Madrid. He was a prominent player and then coach of the successful Atlético team of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The team were national champions four times, reached the 1974 European Cup Final. Between 1964 and 1974, he played 265 Primera Liga games for Atlético and scored 123 goals. He also played for several other clubs, including Real Madrid, and played 11 times for Spain, scoring three goals.

Apart from Atlético he also coached seven other La Liga clubs as well as the Spain national team, whom he led to their second European Championship title in 2008. He then became the head coach of the Turkish club Fenerbahçe after the tournament, the only time he coached outside his native Spain. He died on 1 February 2014 aged 75.

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Aragonés began his playing career with CD Getafe in 1957.[2] In 1958, he signed for Real Madrid but never made it into the senior team. He spent most of his time at Real Madrid on loan to other clubs, including Recreativo de Huelva and Hércules and playing for AD Plus Ultra, the Real Madrid reserve team. In 1960, he joined Real Oviedo and made his debut in the Primera División. Between 1961 and 1964, he played for Real Betis, making 86 league appearances and scoring 33 goals.[citation needed]

In 1964, Aragonés was signed by Atlético Madrid where he acquired the nickname “Zapatones“, meaning “big boots”, since he was known as a free kick specialist.[2] Aragonés picked up silverware in his first season at the club, winning the Copa del Rey (then known as the Copa del Generalísimo). He then helped Atlético to the La Liga title in 1965–66[citation needed] and again in 1969–70, where he shared the Pichichi trophy for the highest scorer in the league[3] with his fellow Atlético forward José Eulogio Gárate and Real Madrid’s Amancio. A second Copa followed in 1973 and the team achieved a third league title in 1973–74. The following year, Atlético reached the final of the European Cup played against German champions Bayern Munich. During the match, Aragonés scored a goal late in extra time to give Atlético a 1–0 lead.[4] A 119th-minute equaliser from Georg Schwarzenbeck, however, sent the final to a replay, where Bayern prevailed with a convincing 4–0 victory.[5] His retirement followed soon after and he was appointed Atlético coach for the first time in the same year. To date, Aragonés remains Atlético’s all-time top goalscorer and is ninth in the club’s all-time appearance list.[citation needed]

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