Santillana, one of the best finishers head that has existed

Santillana, one of the best finishers head that has existed
The headers of Santillana part of the history of Real Madrid (Photo: As)

Today in FUTBOLRETRO.ES we dedicate some lines to one of the best finishers head that has existed in the history of football: Santillana.

Carlos Alonso González He was born in the beautiful town of Santillana del Mar (Cantabria) a 23 August 1952. Precisely the population of his birth acquired his footballing name.

How could it be otherwise debuted as a professional in the ranks of Racing de Santander with only 18 year old. In his first and only season got crowned top scorer in Second Division 16 goals which helped him to sign for Real Madrid.

From there the legend of a single center forward was forged. His headers are part of the history of Spanish football and Real Madrid. With merengue shirt got 255 goals in official matches and played a total of 585 matches.

Along the 17 seasons (He said soon) The 9’ madridista was accumulating titles: 9 Suspenders, 4 Copas del Rey, 2 UEFA Cups and 1 League Cup.

They were only a couple of outstanding issues. On the one hand get Pichichi trophy top scorer in the top flight (yes it got in Second Division with Racing de Santander as we said at the beginning of the article) but above all raise a European Cup.


In the Spanish team it was also a reference, How could it be otherwise. With 'La Roja’ He played a total of 56 matches scoring 15 goals and he was present in World 1978 Y 1982 and Euro 1984.

It was precisely one of the great protagonists of the historical Spain-Malta ended with result 12-1 favorable to the Spaniards who served for selection was at Euro France. Santillana I note 4 goals in that encounter.

He is the second player with most appearances (adding official and friendly) with T Real Madrid, only surpassed by Manolo Sanchis.

His goals and his unique style when a header staying in the air, his great influence on the famous comebacks Real Madrid in European qualifying and charisma make him true legend of the white club.

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