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Gonzalvo II
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Full name José Gonzalvo Falcón
Date of birth January 16, 1920(1920-01-16)
Place of birth    Mollet del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
SD Ceuta
CE Sabadell FC
CF Barcelona
Real Zaragoza
X (X)
25 (0)
146 (3)
27 (0)   
National team
Catalan XI
5 (1)
8 (0)
Teams managed
1963 CF Barcelona

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

José Gonzalvo Falcón (January 16, 1920, Mollet del Vallès, Catalonia – 1978), sometimes referred to as Gonzalvo II or –especially as of late– by the Catalan rendition of his given name Josep Gonzalvo, was a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. Gonzalvo played for, among others, CF Barcelona, Spain and the Catalan XI. His two brothers were also notable footballers. Juli Gonzalvo, known as Gonzalvo I played for RCD Español while Marià Gonzalvo, known as Gonzalvo III, also played for CF Barcelona and Spain. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and briefly managed CF Barcelona. He died in 1978 after an unsuccessful operation.



Club career

Gonzalvo played for Segunda División team SD Ceuta while doing his military service. He then joined CE Sabadell FC, playing alongside his older brother Juli. He made his La Liga debut with CD Sabadell on September 26 1943 in a 5-2 defeat to Sevilla CF. After just one season he signed for CF Barcelona. During six seasons with the club he played 198 games and scored 5 goals games in all competitions. Together with a team that included, among others Antoni Ramallets, Velasco, Josep Escolà, Joan Segarra, Estanislao Basora, César, Ladislao Kubala and his younger brother, Marià, he helped CF Barcelona win three La Liga titles. He finished his playing career with one season at Real Zaragoza.

International career

Between 1948 and 1950 Gonzalvo also played 8 times for Spain. He made his debut for Spain in a 2-1 win against Ireland on May 5 1948 and, together with Marià, went onto represent them at the 1950 World Cup. Between 1942 and 1950 he also played five times for the Catalan XI. His first game was 6-2 defeat against CF Barcelona on July 5 1942 at Les Corts.

CF Barcelona manager

In January 1963 Gonzalvo succeeded Ladislao Kubala as manager of CF Barcelona, but only took charge of the club for fifteen La Liga games. During his brief spell as manager, he did however guide a team that included Joan Segarra, Jesús Garay, Jesús María Pereda, Sándor Kocsis and Ferran Olivella to a Copa del Generalísimo win. In the final they beat Real Zaragoza 3-1.


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