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Juan Antonio Señor Gómez (born 26 August 1958 in Madrid) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Juan Señor
Personal information
Full name Juan Antonio Señor Gómez
Date of birth (1958-08-26) 26 August 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1974–1977 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Ciempozuelos
1978–1981 Alavés 80 (17)
1981–1990 Zaragoza 304 (54)
Total 384 (71)
National team
1981 Spain B 1 (0)
1983 Spain amateur 2 (0)
1982–1988 Spain 41 (6)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Mérida
2000–2001 Salamanca
2002 Cartagena
2003 Logroñés
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During his professional career he played mainly for Zaragoza, amassing nearly 400 official appearances in nine years. The scorer of one of Spain's most important goals, he earned more than 40 caps during the 80's, representing the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club careerEdit

During his career, Real Madrid youth graduate Señor represented professionally CD Ciempozuelos (fourth division), Deportivo Alavés (second) and Real Zaragoza. With the Aragonese team he played 304 La Liga games, scoring 54 goals.

In the 1986–87 season, which featured a second stage, Señor netted 11 times in 43 matches as Zaragoza finish fifth. He also helped the side to the Copa del Rey in 1986, being voted by magazine Don Balón the league's best player in the 1982–83 campaign where he recorded 33 appearances and five goals.[1]

Señor had to retire sooner than expected due to a heart disease,[2] his last season being 1989–90. He subsequently moved into coaching, going on to work with Mérida UD, UD Salamanca, FC Cartagena and CD Logroñés, and also began managing a football campus for children in the Aragonese Pyrenees.

International careerEdit

Señor made 41 appearances for Spain, his debut coming on 27 October 1982 in a UEFA Euro 1984 qualifier against Iceland, a 1–0 win in Málaga. Also during that stage, he scored the most important of his six international goals: on 23 December 1983, as the national team needed to win by 11 goals against Malta to qualify, he scored in the 85th in a final 12–1 result in Seville.[3][4]

Señor was part of the nation's squads at Euro 1984[5] and the 1986 FIFA World Cup,[6] where he scored another late goal, in a quarter-final penalty shootout loss against Belgium (1–1 after 120 minutes).[7]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 February 1983 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain   Netherlands 1–0 1–0 Euro 1984 qualifying
2. 15 May 1983 Ta' Qali, Attard, Malta   Malta 0–1 2–3 Euro 1984 qualifying
3. 5 October 1983 Parc des Princes, Paris, France   France 1–1 1–1 Friendly
4. 21 December 1983 Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain   Malta 12–1 12–1 Euro 1984 qualifying
5. 11 April 1984 Luis Casanova, Valencia, Spain   Denmark 2–1 2–1 Friendly
6. 22 June 1986 Cuauhtémoc, Puebla, Mexico   Belgium 1–1 1–1 1986 FIFA World Cup







  1. ^ "Spain – Footballer of the Year". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. ^ Juan Señor tuvo que colgar las botas por una dolencia cardiaca (Juan Señor had to hang up boots due to heart disease) Archived 25 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine; Real Zaragoza, 19 September 2008 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ España, con 12 goles a Malta, alcanzó la fase final de la Eurocopa. (Spain, with 12 goals to Malta, reached European Championship finals.); El País, 22 December 1983 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Señor – International Matches; at RSSSF
  5. ^ 1984: Los ‘bleus’ se coronan tras el error de Arconada (1984: ‘Bleus’ crowned after Arconada's mistake); Mundo Deportivo, 13 April 2016 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Del utillero falangista al positivo de Calderé: nuestro Mundial 86 en diez episodios" [From the falangista kit man to Calderé's positive: our 86 World Cup in ten episodes] (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  7. ^ "1–1: Buenas noches, España" [1–1: Good night, Spain] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 23 June 1986. Retrieved 2 June 2014.

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