Salvador Sadurní

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Salvador Sadurní
Personal information
Full name Salvador Sadurní Urpí
Date of birth (1941-04-03) 3 April 1941 (age 77)
Place of birth L'Arboç, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1957–1960 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1976 Barcelona 247 (0)
1960–1961 Mataró (loan)
National team
1963–1969 Spain 10 (0)
1968–1971 Catalonia 2 (0)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Salvador Sadurní Urpí (born 3 April 1941) is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career

Sadurní was born in L'Arboç, Tarragona, Catalonia. After one season on loan to neighbours CE Mataró he returned to alma mater FC Barcelona, where he remained for the rest of his 16-year career. He appeared in nine games in his first season in La Liga, and engaged in a battle for first-choice status with José Manuel Pesudo in the following years, subsequently becoming the undisputed starter.

In 1969, Sadurní lost his starting position to Miguel Reina, but regained it four years later after the latter left for Atlético Madrid. In the 1973–74 campaign he won the second of his third Ricardo Zamora Trophy awards, as Barça won the national championship and finished with the best defensive record in the competition (just 24 goals conceded in 34 matches); he retired at the age of 35, after a testimonial match against Stade de Reims.

International career

Sadurní earned ten caps for Spain during six 1/2 years, his debut coming on 9 January 1963 in a friendly with France held at the familiar Camp Nou (0–0).

He was a backup for the national team at both the 1962 FIFA World Cup and 1964 European Nations' Cup tournaments, and his last appearance was on 25 June 1969, in a 0–2 loss in Finland for the 1970 World Cup qualifiers.






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