Joaquín Peiró is confirmed dead at the age of 84.
Joaquín was best known as a Spanish football player (Atlético Madrid).
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RT @atletienglish: The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Joaquín Peiró, one of our great legends, has passed away. You will al…
RT @atletienglish: The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Joaquín Peiró, one of our great legends, has passed away. You will al…
RT @atletienglish: The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Joaquín Peiró, one of our great legends, has passed away. You will al…
RT @atletienglish: The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Joaquín Peiró, one of our great legends, has passed away. You will al…
RT @atletienglish: The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Joaquín Peiró, one of our great legends, has passed away. You will al…
The Atlético de Madrid family is in mourning. Joaquín Peiró, one of our great legends, has passed away. You will al…
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Joaquín Peiró
Joaquín Peiró 1962.jpg
Peiró in 1962
Personal information
Full nameJoaquín Peiró Lucas
Date of birth(1936-01-29)29 January 1936
Place of birthMadrid, Spain
Date of death18 March 2020(2020-03-18) (aged 84)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s)Midfielder
Youth career
Atlético Madrid
Covadonga (loan)
Tolosa (loan)
→ Jusa (loan)
→ Ferroviaria (loan)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1954–1962Atlético Madrid166(95)
1954–1955Murcia (loan)22(15)
1962–1964Torino46(10)
1964–1966Inter Milan25(8)
1966–1970Roma103(21)
Total362(149)
National team
1959Spain U211(0)
1956–1959Spain B5(5)
1956–1966Spain12(5)
Teams managed
1978–1985Atlético Madrileño
1985–1988Granada
1988–1989Figueres
1990Atlético Madrid
1992–1993Murcia
1997–1998Badajoz
1998–2003Málaga
2003–2004Murcia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Joaquín Peiró Lucas (29 January 1936 – 18 March 2020) was a Spanish football attacking midfielder and manager.
After excelling at Atlético Madrid – where he would start and end his professional career, amassing La Liga totals of 166 games and 95 goals, over eight seasons – he moved to Italy where he would remain for nearly one decade, in representation of three teams. He represented the Spanish national team in two World Cups.
Contents
1 Club career
2 International career
2.1 International goals
3 Honours
3.1 Player
3.2 Manager
4 References
5 External links
Club career
Born in Madrid, Peiró made his senior debut with Real Murcia on loan from hometown's Atlético Madrid, playing 16 complete La Liga matches with the latter side in the 1955–66 season to help them finish in fifth position, and subsequently becoming first-choice. He was an essential offensive unit as the club won the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup, scoring in both matches of the final against ACF Fiorentina (1–1 in the first game, 3–0 in the replay).
In 1962, after more than 100 official goals for Atlético – he still started the 1962–63 campaign, netting six times in only three games – Peiró moved to Italy and joined Torino FC, becoming the second Spaniard to play in Serie A after Luis Suárez, whom he later teamed up with at Inter Milan, being part of the Grande Inter side that won the 1965 European Cup under manager Helenio Herrera; in the semi-finals against Liverpool, he scored one in a 3–0 home win after a 1–3 loss at Anfield.
Peiró's longest spell in Italy would be spent with A.S. Roma where he won one Italian Cup, eventually also being named team captain.
Peiró started coaching in 1978, with Atlético's reserves, which he led to the second division two years later. Subsequently, he spent some time managing in the second and third levels, promoting Granada CF to the former.
In 1989–90, Peiró was one of three coaches used by Atlético Madrid, as elusive Jesús Gil was the club's president – the side did finish fourth in the league. He resumed his career in division two, interspersed with periods of inactivity.
Peiró's biggest success as a manager came with Málaga CF, which he led to the top flight in 1999 at the age of 63. Subsequently, the Andalusians won the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup and reached the quarter-finals of the following UEFA Cup.
Peiró last coached in 2003, being fired midway through the 2003–04 season from Real Murcia who were relegated from the top tier, as last.
International career
Peiró earned 12 caps for Spain over a period of ten years, scoring five times. He participated in the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile, netting the only goal in the match against Mexico, and in the 1966 World Cup in England; both tournaments ended in group-stage elimination.
On 3 June 1956, aged just 20, Peiró made his international debut, scoring in a 1–3 friendly loss to Portugal in Lisbon.
International goals
#
Date
Venue
Opponent
Score
Result
Competition
1.
3 June 1956
Jamor, Lisbon, Portugal
 Portugal
2–1
3–1
Friendly
2.
15 May 1960
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
 England
1–0
3–0
Friendly
3.
17 July 1960
Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
 Chile
0–4
1–4
Friendly
4.
18 May 1961
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
 Wales
1–0
1–1
1962 World Cup qualification
5.
3 June 1962
Sausalito, Viña del Mar, Chile
 Mexico
1–0
1–0
1962 FIFA World Cup
Honours
Player
Murcia
Segunda División: 1954–55
Atlético Madrid
Copa del Generalísimo: 1959–60, 1960–61
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1961–62
Inter
Serie A: 1964–65, 1965–66
European Cup: 1964–65
Intercontinental Cup: 1964, 1965
Roma
Coppa Italia: 1968–69
Manager
Málaga
Segunda División: 1998–99
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2002
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