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Hector Rial


Jose Hector Rial Laguia (14 October 1928 24 February 1991) was a football player from Argentina who played for Real Madrid between 1954 and 1961. He was part of the team that won five consecutive European Cups. He played professional football in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, France and Chile as well as representing the Spain national football team on five occasions.

Rial started playing professional football in 1947 with San Lorenzo de Almagro in the Primera Division Argentina. In 1949 he moved to Colombia to play for Independiente de Santa Fe. After 2 seasons with the club, he moved to Uruguay to join Nacional where he was part of the Primera Division Uruguaya championship winning side of 1952.

In 1954 Rial joined Spanish giants Real Madrid, where he played for 7 years, amassing 10 major titles with the team.

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