José Artetxe

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José Luis Artetxe Muguire (26 June 1930 – 19 March 2016) was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker. He was born in Algorta, Spain. His career began in 1947.

Artetxe played for Getxo from 1949 through 1950, for Athletic Bilbao from 1950 through 1965 and for Spain national football team in 1953 and again from 1954 through 1959. He retired in the 1960s.

Artetxe earned six caps for Spain, during five years. His debut came on 17 March 1954 in a 2–2 draw against Turkey for the 1954 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He scored the game's first goal in Rome.[1]

Artetxe died in Bilbao, Spain from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85.[2]

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  1. "España, 2 – Turquia, 2" [Spain, 2 – Turkey, 2] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 18 March 1954. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  2. Fallece el exjugador del Athletic José Luis Artetxe (Spanish)

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