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Jose Eulogio Garate

Jose Eulogio Garate Ormaechea was a Argentine-Spanish footballer who played as a forward for SD Eibar, SD Indautxu, Atletico Madrid and Spain.

Garate was born in Argentina of Basque parents and grew up in Eibar. He began his career with SD Eibar in 1960 before joining SD Indautxu in 1963. Just like two earlier Indautxu players, Jesus Maria Pereda and Miguel Jones, he was controversially overlooked by Atletico Bilbao and like Jones he eventually joined Atletico Madrid. Along with Luis Aragones, Adelardo, Javier Irureta, Enrique Collar, and Ufarte, he was a prominent member of the successful Atletico side of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Garate helped the team win La Liga three times, the Copa del Generalisimo twice, reach the final of the European Cup and win the Intercontinental Cup. He was a notable goalscorer, winning the Pichichi three times in a row between 1968 and 1970 and scoring the winning goals in the 1972 and 1976 Copa del Generalisimo finals. During his time at Atletico, Garate played 241 games and scored 109 goals.

Garate also played 18 times for Spain and scored 5 goals. He made his debut on 22 October 1967 against Czechoslovakia and played his last game against Romania on 17 April 1975. During this period Spain failed to qualify for either the European Championships or World Cup, and as a result he never played in the finals of a major international competition.

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