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Place of birth  Alicante, Spain
Name  Juan Asensi
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Footballer

Years  Team
Height  1.80 m
1966–1967  Ilicitano
Position  Midfielder
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Full name  Juan Manuel Asensi Ripoll
Date of birth  (1949-09-23) 23 September 1949 (age 66)
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Juan Manuel Asensi Ripoll (born 23 September 1949) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

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Club career

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Born in Alicante, Valencian Community, Asensi began his career at local Elche CF – at the time in La Liga – before joining FC Barcelona in 1970, for 80 million pesetas. During his time at the club, he was instrumental in helping the Catalans win the league in 1974 (34 matches, 11 goals, third-best in squad), also adding the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1979 and scoring in the final held in Basel.

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After only ten matches in the 1980–81 season, but 484 competitive appearances with 124 goals, 32-year-old Asensi moved to Mexico where he would play until his retirement in 1983. He had two brief spells at coaching, with Barcelona's youth sides and lowly Orihuela CF.

International career

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Asensi represented Spain 41 times, scoring seven goals. His debut came on 23 February 1969 in a 1–2 loss against Belgium for the 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification, as the country did not make it to the final stages.

Asensi was picked for the squads at the 1978 World Cup and UEFA Euro 1980 – his last international was played in the latter competition, also against Belgium (and also 1–2 defeat) – and also competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Honours

Barcelona
  • La Liga: 1973–74
  • Copa del Rey: 1970–71, 1977–78, 1980–81
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1978–79
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1971 Trophy Play-Off
  • References

    Juan Manuel Asensi Wikipedia


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