Joaquin Alonso
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Joaquin Alonso

Personal information
Full name Joaquín Alonso González
Date of birth (1956-06-09) 9 June 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Oviedo, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975-1976 Sporting B
1976-1992 Sporting Gijón 514 (66)
National team
1977 Spain U21 1 (0)
1979-1982 Spain U23 8 (0)
1979-1980 Spain amateur 10 (1)
1979-1988 Spain 18 (1)
1996-2002 Spain (beach)
Teams managed
2002-2019 Spain (beach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joaquín Alonso González (born 9 June 1956), known simply as Joaquín, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Club career

Alonso was born in Oviedo, Asturias. During his 16-year professional career, he played solely for Sporting de Gijón even though he was born in the city of neighbouring Oviedo. After 17 appearances and one goal in his debut season in La Liga he became an undisputed starter, going on to appear in a further 462 top division games until June 1992 (679 overall), with a total of 65 goals scored.[1]

In the 1986-87 campaign, as the team finished fourth, Joaquín netted eight times in 40 contests (third-best in the squad in scoring). He continued to appear prominently until the end of his career, retiring at the age of 36 with the most matches played in the Spanish top flight, a record which stood for less than one year, however.

International career

Joaquín earned 18 caps and scored once for Spain, and was selected to the 1982 FIFA World Cup squad. His debut came on 14 November 1979 in a 1-3 friendly defeat with Denmark, in Cádiz.[2]

In 1996, Joaquín began playing beach soccer for the Spanish national team. In 2002 he was appointed their head coach,[3] and stayed in the role for 17 years until he stepped down in November 2019.[4]

Joaquín also served on the technical staff of the women's national team in the same sport.[4]

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 December 1986 Qemal Stafa, Tirana, Albania  Albania 1-2 1-2 Euro 1988 qualifying[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Joaquín, un líder más allá del campo" [Joaquín, leader beyond the field]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 8 November 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Calvo, Juan Antonio (15 November 1979). "1-3: La selección, ridiculizada por Dinamarca" [1-3: The national team, ridiculed by Denmark]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "España también quiere el título mundial en fútbol playa" [Spain also want the world title in beach soccer]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 16 July 2012. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Joaquin Alonso steps down as La Roja coach". Beach Soccer Worldwide. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Calvo, Juan Antonio (4 December 1986). "1-2: ¡Qué susto!" [1-2: What a scare!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018.

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