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Acedo

Full name: Domingo Gómez-Acedo Villanueva
Nickname(s): Txomin
Gender: Male
Born: June 6, 1898 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
Died: 1980 in Getxo, Vizcaya, Spain
Affiliations: Athletic Club, Bilbao (ESP)
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Acedo or Txomin Acedo was born in the Basque Country and was a one-club man as he played only for the Athletic Club in Bilbao. He made his début in the first team aged only 16 in a Campeonato Regional del Norte (North Championship) match against Ariñ Sport in 1914 and was faithful up to 1929. He played in more than 100 matches, mostly in the position of winger, but retired shortly before the Primera División began in 1929. He was a member of five Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) winning teams, winning his first three titles (1914-16) before becoming 18-years-old and added two more titles in 1921 and 1923. Acedo also won nine regional championships between 1914 and 1929.

At the 1920 Olympics, where he was in the line-up of the first-ever match played by the Spanish national team, he was a member of four of the five matches and scored the winning goal against Sweden. In total he earned 11 caps between 1920 and 1924, but the goal at the Olympics was his only one. He was also called up for the 1924 Games, but was replaced late and did not travel to Paris.

One of his sisters María de las Mercedes was married to the journalist Manuel Aznar and they were the grandparents of the Prime Minister of Spain (1996-2004), José María Aznar.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Football Men's Football Spain ESP 2 Silver

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Final Standings 2 1920-08-28 1 0 0
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Second Place Tournament - Final Match 2/3 1 1920-09-05 ESP 3, NED 1 0
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1920-08-29 BEL 3, ESP 1 0
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Second Place Tournament - Round One Match #2 1 1920-09-01 ESP 2, SWE 1 1
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Round One Match #4 1 1920-08-28 ESP 1, DEN 0 0
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