Agustín Gómez Pagóla

Agustín Gómez de Segura Pagóla[1] (18 November 1922 – 16 November 1975) was a Spanish-born former Soviet footballer who played as a Left back.

Agustín Gómez Pagóla
Personal information
Full name Agustín Gómez de Segura Pagóla
Date of birth (1922-11-18)18 November 1922
Place of birth Rentería, Spain
Date of death 16 November 1975(1975-11-16) (aged 52)
Place of death Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946 Krylya Sovetov Moscow 22 (0)
1947–1956 Torpedo Moscow 185 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Gómez started to play football in Spain, but at the age of 15 he was exiled to the USSR where he played for Torpedo Moscow in 1947–1956,[2] being the team captain in 1951–1953.[3] He was called up to represent the Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics; however, as a reserve he did not come into action at the tournament.

Personal lifeEdit

Gómez was born in the Basque region of Spain to Spanish parents, but at the age of 15 he was part of a group of 1,489 children that were moved to the USSR in 1937 by the Basque government, to escape the Spanish Civil War;[1] later he acquired Soviet citizenship.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Torpedo Moscow

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ezquiaga, Mitxel. "AGUSTIN GOMEZ DE SEGURA, "EL VASCO LEGENDARIO"" (PDF) (in Spanish). errenteria.net. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 16 Jul 2014.
  2. ^ a b Petrov, Yu. (1995). "Red Square of Avgustin Gomez" (in Russian) (issue 48). "Futbol" weekly newspaper. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  3. ^ Avgustin Gomez, Zatorpedo (in Russian)