José Mari Bakero Profile
Jose Maria Bakero was a Spanish footballer who played as a midfielder for a number of clubs, including Real Sociedad, Barcelona, and Deportivo La Coruña. Born in 1963 in Goizueta, Spain, Bakero began his career with Real Sociedad, where he quickly established himself as a key player for the team.
During his time at Real Sociedad, Bakero helped the team win the Copa del Rey in 1987 and reach the final of the UEFA Cup in 1988. His performances on the field also earned him a call-up to the Spanish national team, and he played a key role in helping the team reach the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup.
In 1988, Bakero made a move to Barcelona, where he would spend the majority of his playing career. He quickly became a fan favourite at the club and helped them win four La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles, and the European Cup in 1992. Bakero's performances on the field were marked by his skill, creativity, and leadership, and he was regarded as one of the best midfielders in Europe during the 1990s.
After leaving Barcelona in 1997, Bakero went on to play for a final season in Mexico, playing for Veracruz. He also continued to represent the Spanish national team, playing in the 1994 World Cup and helping the team reach the quarter-finals.
Off the field, Bakero has continued to be involved in the sport, working as a coach and sports commentator. He has coached a number of clubs in Spain and has also worked as an assistant coach for the Spanish national team. Bakero's legacy as a player and coach has made him a respected figure in the world of football, and he continues to be a source of inspiration for young players in Spain and beyond.
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