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Full name: Juan Artola Letamendía
Gender: Male
Born: November 29, 1895 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain
Died: 1937
Affiliations: Real Sociedad, San Sebastián (ESP)
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Artola was born in the Basque Country to a sporting family, as his brothers Ramón and Manuel were also footballers. He played in his youth for Club Deportivo Esperanza and joined Real Sociedad in 1913. In 1915 he had to leave the Basque Country and Real Sociedad for his military service at the Spanish Air Force. So he played for [Madrid FC] (1915-16) winning the Campeonato Regional Centro (Central Regional Championship) and for two years in Sevilla, 1916-17 with [Real Betis] and 1917-18 with [Sevilla FC]. But he returned to his native club in 1918 and played eight more seasons with Real Sociedad up to 1926.

Mainly a striker, but also able to play midfield, Artola played in about 90 league matches for Real Sociedad and scored 36 goals. He won two Campeonato Regional de Guipúzcoa titles and also played in one Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) final. In 1913 he played in all three finals against [FC Barcelona] in the UECF (Unión Española de Clubes de Fútbol) Copa del Rey, but Real Sociedad lost the third match after two draws. This competition was played simultaneously with the cup organized by the Spanish Football Federation, nevertheless both competitions are official today. His only two international matches came during the 1920 Games when he played against Belgium and Italy in Antwerpen.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 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 24 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Final Standings 2 1920-08-28 0 0 0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1920-08-29 BEL 3, ESP 1 0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Second Place Tournament - Round Two Match #1 1 1920-09-02 ESP 2, ITA 0 0
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