On November 10, 1954, the soccer player Juan Gómez, better known as Juanito, was born in Fuengirola, in the province of Malaga, in Spain. His demarcation was forward.
The player played for Atlético de Madrid, where he immediately began to stand out in all matches, a fact that led the club to promote him to the first team.
Juanito would be injured in a friendly match against a Portuguese team, fracturing his tibia.
In 1977, Juanito was signed by Burgos, where he began to stand out in his scoring role, which caused some great teams to notice him. At the end of that same season, he was signed by Real Madrid FC.
For a decade the player formed a tandem with another legendary player in the Real Madrid forward, we refer to Carlos Alonso “Santillana”.
During his stay at the white club, Juanito has played alongside great footballers such as Vicente del Bosque, Benito, Camacho, Gordillo or the players who made up the so-called “fifth of the vulture”.
Juanito starred in many unsportsmanlike events, which have always been attributed to his “hot blood.” In 1978, he was sentenced for two years for assaulting the German referee Adolf Prokov. In 1986, he spat on defender Uli Stielike and in 1987 he stomped German midfielder Matthaus on the head, for which he was punished with a five-year suspension without being able to compete in international competitions.
Juanito played four European finals with Real Madrid.
In 1983, the player was proclaimed the winner of the Pichichi trophy for the top scorer, an award that was contested with the player Jorge Da Silva.
In 1988, Juanito left Real Madrid to join the ranks of Málaga, a team with which he scored a goal for the club of his entire life.
On April 2, 1992 Juanito died in the city of Calzada de Oropesa, Toledo, as a result of a car accident, when he was returning from the Extremaduran city of Mérida.