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Full name: José María Belausteguigoitia Landaluce
Other name(s): José María Belaustegigoitia Landaluze
Nickname(s): El León de Amberes
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: September 3, 1899 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
Died: September 4, 1964 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Affiliations: Athletic Club, Bilbao (ESP)
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Football

Related Olympians: Uncle of Ibone Belausteguigoitia; Uncle of Iker Belausteguigoitia.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Belauste was active as a midfielder for Athletic Club Bilbao since 1906, and remained there until 1924, and is considered the first great captain of the club. During this time he won six Copas del Rey (1910-11, 1914-16, 1921). However, he earned only three caps, all of them at the Antwerpen Olympics in 1920. At Paris in 1924 he was a substitute but did not play. He came from a wealthy family, studied law in Salamanca and worked as a lawyer. As a Basque nationalist he later emigrated to France and then to Mexico, where he worked as a football coach but also as a journalist for the periodical Euzko Deya. He was one of the leaders of the large Basque community in Mexico City, where he eventually died of lung cancer. Two of his brothers, Francisco (Pacho) and Ramon, joined him in playing football for Bilbao as well as in his political activities for the Basque Country.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 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 20 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Final Standings 2 1920-08-28 1 0 0
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Second Place Tournament - Final Match 2/3 1 1920-09-05 ESP 3, NED 1 0
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Second Place Tournament - Round One Match #2 1 1920-09-01 ESP 2, SWE 1 1
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Football Spain ESP Round One Match #4 1 1920-08-28 ESP 1, DEN 0 0
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