José Héctor Rial Laguía (14 October 1928 – 24 February 1991) was a Spanish footballer who played as a forward for Real Madrid between 1954 and 1961. He 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 football 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|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and 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 2 seasons with the club, he moved to Uruguay to join Nacional where he was part of the Primera División Uruguaya championship winning side of 1952.
In 1954 Rial joined Spanish giants Real Madrid, where he played for 7 years, amassing 10 major titles with the team. In his last season playing for the Spanish 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.
- Primera División Uruguaya (1): 1952
|1.||18 May 1955||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain||England||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|Correct as of 7 October 2015|