Sígfrid Gràcia

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Sígfrid Gràcia
Personal information
Full name Sígfrid Gràcia Royo
Date of birth (1932-03-27)27 March 1932
Place of birth Gavà, Spain
Date of death 23 May 2005(2005-05-23) (aged 73)
Place of death Gavà, Spain
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1966 Barcelona 229 (5)
1949–1952 España Industrial (loan)
1953–1954 España Industrial (loan) 10 (0)
1954–1955 España Industrial (loan) 3 (0)
National team
1956 Spain B 1 (0)
1959–1962 Spain 10 (0)
1951–1960 Catalan XI 4 (2)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Sígfrid Gràcia Royo (27 March 1932 – 23 May 2005) was a Spanish footballer who played as a defender.

Club career

Born in Gavà, Barcelona, Catalonia, Gràcia spent his entire 17-year professional career with FC Barcelona, safe for a three-year loan at neighbouring SD España Industrial and parts of two seasons in the same predicament, with the same team. He made his La Liga debut with the former on 14 September 1952, in a 4–3 home win against Deportivo de La Coruña.

From 1955 to 1962 Gràcia never played less than 25 league games, winning six of his 11 major titles with the Blaugrana. Viewed as a no-nonsense and consistent defender, he appeared in 526 competitive matches during his spell with his main club (21 goals scored), retiring in 1966 at the age of 34.[1][2]

International career

Gràcia gained ten caps for the Spanish national team, during slightly less than three years. His first came on 28 June 1959 in a 4–2 win over Poland for the 1960 European Nations' Cup qualifiers,[3] and he was selected for the squad that competed at the 1962 FIFA World Cup, appearing against Mexico and Brazil in an eventual group stage exit.

Honours

References

  1. "Sigfrido Gracia Royo" (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 9 February 1989. Retrieved 18 May 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Sígfrid Gràcia" (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. Retrieved 29 January 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Polonia, 2 – España, 4" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 29 June 1959. Retrieved 26 February 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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