Manuel Martínez Canales

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Manolín
Personal information
Full name Manuel Martínez Canales
Date of birth (1928-05-21)21 May 1928
Place of birth Getxo, Spain
Date of death 25 July 2014(2014-07-25) (aged 86)
Place of death Zaragoza, Spain
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1944–1946 Puerto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Arenas Club
1947–1948 Bilbao Athletic
1948–1949 Racing de Ferrol
1949–1955 Athletic Bilbao 160 (7)
1955–1956 Real Madrid 9 (1)
1956–1959 Real Zaragoza 41 (0)
1959–1960 Recreativo de Huelva 8 (0)
1960 SD Indautxu 0 (0)
National team
1953 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
1964 Alavés
1978 Barakaldo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Manuel Martínez Canales (21 May 1928 – 25 July 2014), known as Manolín was a Spanish professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Getxo, Manolín played for first division sides Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza.[1] He retired in 1960 after short spells with Segunda División sides Recreativo de Huelva and SD Indautxu.[2]

Manolín earned one cap for the Spanish national side, playing against Argentina in Buenos Aires on 5 July 1953.[3]

Death[edit]

He died on 25 July 2014 at the age of 86.[4]

Honours[edit]

Athletic Club
Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". BDFutbol. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Manolín dies, former player of Athletic, Real Madrid and Zaragoza". El País (in Spanish). 26 July 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Manolín". Sigue a la Roja (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Fallece el exjugador del Zaragoza Manuel Martínez, "Manolín"" (in Spanish). Aragon Digital. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.