Eleuterio Santos

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Eleuterio Santos Brito (9 November 1940 – 28 January 2008) was a Spanish footballer who played as a midfielder.

Eleuterio Santos
Personal information
Full name Eleuterio Santos Brito
Date of birth (1940-11-09)9 November 1940
Place of birth Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Date of death 28 January 2008(2008-01-28) (aged 67)
Place of death Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Unión Tenerife
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1963 Tenerife 62 (22)
1963–1971 Zaragoza 199 (54)
1971–1973 Tudelano
National team
1968 Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent the vast majority of his professional career with Real Zaragoza, appearing in 280 official games and scoring 96 goals.

Club careerEdit

Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Santos started playing with local CD Tenerife. In March 1963 he moved to Real Zaragoza, going on to spend nine of his ten seasons with the club in La Liga and being part of an attacking frontline dubbed Los Magníficos, which also featured Canário, Carlos Lapetra, Marcelino and Juan Manuel Villa.[1][2]

International careerEdit

Santos earned one cap for Spain, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 away friendly draw against Sweden on 2 May 1968.[3]


Santos died in his hometown on 28 January 2008 at age 67, after a long battle with illness.[4]


  1. ^ "Muere Santos, uno de los "cinco magníficos" del Zaragoza" [Santos, one of Zaragoza's "magnificent five", dies]. El País (in Spanish). 28 January 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ Gay, Miguel (23 April 2014). "Los años Magníficos" [The Magnificent years]. Heraldo de Aragón (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ Prats, Matías (3 May 1968). "1–1: Prometedora actuación de la selección española a una semana del encuentro contra Inglaterra" [1–1: Promising performance by the Spanish national team one week away from the match against England]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Fallece Eleuterio Santos, jugador de "Los Cinco Magníficos" del Zaragoza" [Eleuterio Santos, part of Zaragoza's "Los Cinco Magníficos", dies]. El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). 28 January 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2013.

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