Francisco "Paco" Javier Clos Orozco (born 8 August 1960) is a Spanish retired professional football striker and manager.

Paco Clos
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Clos Orozco
Date of birth (1960-08-08) 8 August 1960 (age 62)
Place of birth Mataró, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Juventus Mataró
1978–1980 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Barcelona B 97 (27)
1981Sabadell (loan) 2 (0)
1982–1988 Barcelona 62 (9)
1988–1991 Murcia 53 (6)
1991–1992 Orihuela Deportiva 32 (4)
1992–1994 Palafrugell
1994 Mataró
International career
1985 Spain U21 1 (0)
1985 Spain 3 (1)
Management career
1994–1995 Mataronesa
1995–1996 Mataró (assistant)
1997–1999 Mataronesa
1999–2000 Hospitalet (assistant)
2000–2001 Badalona
2002–2003 Vilassar Mar (assistant)
2003–2004 Atlético Baleares
2005–2006 Vilassar Mar
2006–2007 Rubí (assistant)
2007–2008 Terrassa (assistant)
2009–2011 Santboià (assistant)
2011 Santboià
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Mataró, Barcelona, Catalonia, Clos spent his career mainly in lowly teams in his native region, although he did manage to compete in seven La Liga seasons: six for FC Barcelona, mostly as a backup,[1] and one for Real Murcia (he also appeared with the latter club in the Segunda División, in the 1989–90 and 1990–91 campaigns).[2]

Clos had a lengthy spell as manager after his retirement in 1994, with all the sides also hailing from his region of birth, mostly in amateur football.[3]

International careerEdit

During his stint with Barça, Clos earned three caps for Spain, all in 1985, but never took part in any major international tournament. On 27 February 1985, however, he scored the game's only goal in a 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Scotland, which later proved decisive for Miguel Muñoz side's qualification (eight group points to seven).[1]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 February 1985 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain   Scotland 1–0 1–0 1986 World Cup qualification[4]

HonoursEdit

Barcelona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stevenson, Jonathan; Bevan, Chris (22 April 2008). "When Bryan Robson tamed Barca". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2008.
  2. ^ Giraldo, Javier (16 March 2017). "¿Qué fue de... Clos? Héroe por accidente en el Barça de los ochenta" [What happened to... Clos? Accidental hero in 80s Barça]. Sport (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  3. ^ "El Santboià renova Paco Clos" [Santboià renew Paco Clos]. Ara (in Catalan). 11 February 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  4. ^ Calvo, Juan Antonio (28 February 1985). "1–0: Marca Clos y arde Sevilla" [1–0: Clos scores and Seville burns]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d "Paco Clos: "Al Barça em van ensenyar a ser humil i respectuós"" [Paco Clos: "At Barça I was taught to be humble and respectful"] (in Catalan). FC Barcelona. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2020.

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