José Héctor Rial Laguía (14 October 1928 – 24 February 1991) was an Argentine footballer who played as a forward for Real Madrid between 1954 and 1961, and was part of the team that won five consecutive European Cups. He played professional football in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, France and Chile. He was born and raised in Argentina, but represented the Spain national team on five occasions.
|Full name||José Héctor Rial Laguía|
|Date of birth||14 October 1928|
|Place of birth||Pergamino, Argentina|
|Date of death||24 February 1991(aged 62)|
|Place of death||Madrid, Spain|
|1949–1951||Independiente Santa Fe||54||(26)|
|1961||→ Unión Española (loan)||15||(1)|
|1976||Deportivo La Coruña|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 29 December 2006|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of December 2006
Rial started playing professional football in 1947 with San Lorenzo de Almagro in the Primera Division Argentina. In July 1949, he moved to Colombia to play for Independiente Santa Fe. After two seasons with the club, he moved to Uruguay to join Nacional where he was part of the Primera División Uruguayachampionship-winning side of 1952.
In 1954 Rial joined Spanish giants Real Madrid, where he played for seven years, amassing ten major titles with the team. In his last season playing for the club, mostly as a substitute, he was loaned to play for Unión Española in Chile for five months.
Rial's final season was the 1962-63 campaign with the French club Olympique de Marseille, which finished at the bottom of the league, and he retired at the end of the season.
- Real Madrid
|1.||18 May 1955||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain||England||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|Correct as of 7 October 2015|