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José Luis Veloso

José Luis Fidalgo Veloso (23 March 1937 – 13 November 2019) was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker.

José Luis Veloso
Real Madrid tegen Ajax 2-1. Gento (links) en Veloso die de doelpunten maakten, Bestanddeelnr 920-7773.jpg
Veloso in 1967 (Gento pictured left)
Personal information
Full name José Luis Fidalgo Veloso
Date of birth (1937-03-23)23 March 1937
Place of birth Compostela, Spain
Date of death 13 November 2019(2019-11-13) (aged 82)
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1957 Santiago
1957–1958 Celta Turista
1958–1965 Deportivo La Coruña 183 (95)
1965–1969 Real Madrid 32 (15)
1969–1970 Ourense 26 (5)
1970–1972 Rayo Vallecano 37 (6)
1972–1973 Compostela
Total 278 (121)
National team
1962–1963 Spain 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed La Liga totals of 84 games and 33 goals over the course of six seasons, representing Deportivo and Real Madrid.

Club careerEdit

Born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Veloso played professionally with Deportivo de La Coruña, Real Madrid, CD Ourense and Rayo Vallecano.[1] With the second club he was used almost exclusively as a reserve, but still managed to score nine goals in only 16 games in the 1966–67 season to win the first of his three La Liga championships with the team; additionally, he netted three times in just five matches in the European Cup, being part of the squad that won the 1966 edition.[2]

Veloso returned in 1973 at the age of 36, after one year with local SD Compostela in the lower leagues.

International careerEdit

Veloso earned four caps for Spain in seven months. Two of his three goals came in the qualifying phase for the 1964 European Nations' Cup, which the country eventually won as hosts – he was overlooked for the finals, however.

International goalsEdit


# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 November 1962 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain   Romania 2–0 6–0 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
2. 25 November 1962 Stadionul 23 August, Bucharest, Romania   Romania 3–1 3–1 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying
3. 13 June 1963 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain   Scotland 2–4 2–6 Friendly


Veloso died on 13 November 2019, at the age of 82.[4]



  1. ^ Martín, Agustín (13 November 2019). "Falleció Veloso, el goleador que eliminó al Ajax de Cruyff" [Death of Veloso, the scorer who ousted Cruyff's Ajax]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Real Madrid CF – All the players in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Veloso". European Football. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Fallece José Luis Fidalgo Veloso, exjugador del Real Madrid" [Death of José Luis Fidalgo Veloso, former Real Madrid player]. ABC (in Spanish). 13 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.

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