|Full name||Juan Arza Iñigo|
|Date of birth||12 June 1923|
|Place of birth||Estella, Spain|
|Date of death||17 July 2011(aged 88)|
|Place of death||Seville, Spain|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1977–1978||Deportivo La Coruña|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He spent the majority of his career with Sevilla, appearing in 414 official games over the course of 16 La Liga seasons (207 goals, best-ever in the club's history1), and also managed his main team on several occasions.
Born in Estella-Lizarra, Navarre, Arza's first club was hometown's CD Izarra. He moved to neighbouring Deportivo Alavés in the Basque Country subsequently, then to CD Málaga, staying one year with the latter team.
In 1943, aged 20, Arza continued in Andalusia and joined Sevilla FC, where he had his most enduring and successful spell, scoring an hat-trick on his official debut, a 5–2 home win against CE Sabadell FC on 26 September, and netting 57 goals in his first four seasons combined – in 1946 the club won its first ever La Liga championship, with the player contributing with 14.
Dubbed El Niño de Oro ("The Golden Boy"),1 Arza scored a career-best 29 goals in the 1954–55 season, good enough for his first and only Pichichi Trophy. After only seven games in the 1959–60 campaign the 36-year-old left Sevilla to join Atlético Almería, and retired a year later.2 He went on to coach his main team as an interim on several occasions, not being able to prevent top flight relegation in 1968 after 12 games in charge; he also worked with the club as match delegate in the 80's and 90's1 and, as a coach, was also namely in charge of Celta de Vigo (five separate seasons, four in the top division).
- "Fallece Juan Arza, máximo goleador de la historia del Sevilla" [Juan Arza, Sevilla's top goalscorer in history, dies] (in Spanish). Marca. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
- "Juan Arza: la historia interminable" [Juan Arza: the neverending story] (in Spanish). Orgullo de Nervión. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- La Liga stats; Sportec (Spanish)
- National team data (Spanish)
- Juan Arza at National-Football-Teams.com
|Awards and achievements|
Alfredo di Stéfano
Alfredo di Stéfano