|Full name||Adrián Escudero García|
|Date of birth||24 November 1927|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Date of death||7 March 2011(aged 83)|
|Banco Hispano Americano|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Escudero arrived at Atlético Madrid in late 1945, from local amateurs Club Deportivo Mediodía. He ended his first season in La Liga with ten games and two goals, but netted in double digits in eight of the following ten seasons, most notably contributing with 28 goals combined as the Colchoneros won back-to-back national championships, in the early 1950s.
On 8 March 1953, Escudero scored Atlético's 1000th goal in the top division, in a 2–3 away loss against Celta de Vigo, through a penalty kick.1 At the end of 1957–58, he did not have his contract renewed and decided to retire from football, aged only 30. He scored 170 league goals in 287 matches with his only professional club, a best-ever.
Escudero continued working with Atlético de Madrid in the following years, first as youth team coach, then as assistant manager. After the sacking of Rafael García Repullo (his former teammate) early into the 1963–64 season, he was an interim for one round, a 1–2 loss at Valencia CF on 29 December 1963.
In his only official appearance, on 17 March 1954, he scored against Turkey for the 1954 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The third playoff match ended 2–2 in Rome, and the Spaniards were eliminated after a drawing of lots.
|1.||17 March 1954||Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italy||Turkey||2–2||2–2||1954 World Cup qualification|
- Atlético Madrid
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Biography at La Vida en Rojiblanco (Spanish)