Fidel Uriarte, Spanish footballer, Died at 71

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Fidel Uriarte Macho was born on March 1, 1945, in Sestao, Biscay, and died on December 19, 2016.

He was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker.

He had spent most of his 15-year professional career with Athletic Bilbao, he was crowned La Liga’s Pichichi in 1968, winning two Copa del Rey and scoring more than 100 official goals with his main team.

He was promoted to Basque giants Athletic Bilbao’s first team at only 17, making his La Liga debut on September 23, 1962 in a 0–2 away loss against CD Málaga.

Near the end of his fourth season, aged 21, he had already appeared in 100 league matches and scored 14 goals.

During the 1967–68 campaign, he netted a career-best 22 goals in only 24 games (35/28 overall), helping Athletic to the seventh position in the league.

Fidel Uriarte passed away at 71 years old.

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