Joaquín (footballer, born 1956)
|Full name||Joaquín Alonso González|
|Date of birth||9 June 1956|
|Place of birth||Oviedo, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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 Real 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.
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.
|1.||3 December 1986||Qemal Stafa, Tirana, Albania||Albania||1–2||1–2||Euro 1988 qualifying|
- "Joaquín, un líder más allá del campo" [Joaquín, leader beyond the field]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 8 November 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- 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 13 March 2018.
- "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 26 June 2018.
- "Joaquin Alonso steps down as La Roja coach". Beach Soccer Worldwide. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
- Calvo, Juan Antonio (4 December 1986). "1–2: ¡Qué susto!" [1–2: What a scare!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 March 2018.