Francisco García Gómez

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Full name Francisco García Gómez
Date of birth (1938-02-14) 14 February 1938 (age 81)
Place of birth Oviedo, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1963 Oviedo 115 (5)
1957–1958 → Juvencia (loan)
1958–1959 La Felguera (loan)
1963–1972 Valencia 212 (26)
1972–1973 Mestalla 31 (1)
National team
1961 Spain B 1 (0)
1962–1967 Spain 9 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Gandía
1974–1975 Alzira
1975–1976 Atlético Madrileño
1977–1978 Valladolid
1978–1980 Castellón
1980–1982 Valladolid
1982 Hércules
1983–1984 Valencia
1985–1986 Cádiz
1987–1988 Figueres
1989–1990 Las Palmas
1992–1993 Racing Santander
1994–1995 Rayo Vallecano
1995–1996 Osasuna
1996–1997 Rayo Vallecano
1999 Villarreal
1999–2000 Villarreal
2001–2002 Onda
2002 Villarreal
2004 Villarreal

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

† Appearances (goals)

Francisco García Gómez (born 14 February 1938 in Oviedo, Asturias), commonly known as Paquito, is a Spanish retired football midfielder and manager.

Playing career

Over the course of 14 seasons, Paquito played in 327 La Liga games in representation of Real Oviedo and Valencia CF, scoring 31 goals. In the 1970–71 campaign, he appeared in 27 matches (all starts) and netted three times as the Che won their fourth national championship, the first in 24 years.

Paquito gained nine caps for Spain during nearly five years, his debut coming on 1 November 1962 in a 6–0 home win against Romania for the 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifiers.

Manager career

Paquito coached for more than 30 years, his first job with the professionals being in the 1977–78 season with Real Valladolid (Segunda División, seventh position). He achieved three promotions to the top flight, with Racing de Santander (1993), Rayo Vallecano (1995) and Villarreal CF (2000).

With the latter club, Paquito also worked in directorial capacities, as an assistant manager, youth academy director and head coach of farm team CD Onda.[1]






  1. García Gómez, «Paquito», Francisco; Vivir Asturias (Spanish)

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