Enrique Mateos

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Enrique Mateos
Personal information
Full name Enrique Mateos Mancebo
Date of birth (1934-07-15)15 July 1934
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Date of death 6 July 2001(2001-07-06) (aged 66)
Place of death Seville, Spain
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Boetticher y Navarro
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1954 Plus Ultra
1954–1961 Real Madrid 52 (27)
1961–1964 Sevilla 55 (18)
1964–1965 Recreativo 17 (7)
1965 Betis 6 (2)
1965 Recreativo 5 (2)
1965–1966 Betis 10 (1)
1966–1967 Gimnástica 23 (1)
1968 Cleveland Stokers 31 (16)
1969 East London Celtic
1970–1971 Club Deportivo Toluca Santander
National team
1957–1960 Spain B 3 (3)
1957–1961 Spain 8 (3)
Teams managed
?–? Fuencarral
1975–1976 Galáctico Pegaso
1976–1977 Cádiz
1978 Deportivo La Coruña
1982–1983 Fuengirola
1984–1985 Orihuela
1985 Linares
1987 Ronda
1988 Fuengirola
1992 Orihuela

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Enrique Mateos Mancebo (15 July 1934 – 6 July 2001) was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker.

He amassed La Liga totals of 123 games and 48 goals over the course of 13 seasons, representing in the competition Real Madrid, Sevilla and Betis.

Club career

Born in Madrid, Mateos finished his graduation at local and national powerhouse Real Madrid. He was mainly a reserve player during his eight-year spell with the first team, which won 13 major titles during that timeframe; his best output came during the 1956–57 season, when he scored a career-best 14 goals in 21 games en route to the La Liga championship; additionally, he netted nine times in 16 appearances combined in the European Cup, winning the tournament on four occasions.[1][2]

Mateos left the Merengues in the 1961 summer, with official totals of 93 matches and 50 goals.[2] He subsequently represented, in his country, Sevilla FC, Recreativo de Huelva, Real Betis (two spells with both clubs) and Gimnástica de Torrelavega, suffering a serious injury whilst at the service of the first from which he never fully recovered; until his retirement at the age of 37, he also played for the Cleveland Stokers in the North American Soccer League[3] and East London Celtic in South Africa.

Subsequently, Mateos worked as a manager for roughly twenty years. His biggest achievement at the professional level consisted of leading Cádiz CF to its first-ever promotion to the top flight in 1977, being sacked early into the following campaign as the Andalusians were eventually relegated back.[4]

International career

Mateos gained eight caps for the Spanish football team, during four years. He scored in his debut on 31 March 1957, a 5–0 friendly win in Belgium.[5]

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 31 March 1957 Heysel, Brussels, Belgium  Belgium 0–3 0–5 Friendly
2. 16 May 1957 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain  Scotland 1–0 4–1 1958 World Cup qualification
3. 22 November 1959 Mestalla, Valencia, Spain  Austria 6–2 6–3 Friendly


Real Madrid


Mateos died in Seville on 6 July 2001, two weeks shy of his 67th birthday.[6]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Un histórico de la época de oro" (in Spanish). Real Madrid's official website. Retrieved 23 February 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. NASL stats
  4. "Enrique Mateos" (in Spanish). Cadistas 1910. Retrieved 23 February 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Bélgica, 0 – España 5" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 1 April 1957. Retrieved 23 February 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Enrique Mateos, ex jugador del Real Madrid" (in Spanish). El País. 10 July 2001. Retrieved 23 February 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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