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Telmo Zarra

Date of Birth 20-January-1921
Place of Birth Erandio
Nationality Spain
Also know as Telmo Zarraonaindia, Telmo Zarraonandia Montoya
Profession Soccer Player
Telmo Zarraonandia Montoya, professionally known as Zarra, was a Spanish Basque football forward. The majority of his career was spent at Athletic Bilbao from 1940 to 1955, for whom he remains the top scorer in competitive matches with 335 goals. Signing with Athletic after playing one season for Erandio, he became a prolific goalscorer for Athletic in his 15 seasons at the club, winning The Pichichi Trophy for highest scorer in the league on six occasions. He scored more league goals than any other player in Spanish football history, and 81 goals in the Copa del Rey, which remains a record. He previously shared the record for most goals scored in a season: 38 times in 1950–51, beaten in the 2010–11 La Liga season by Cristiano Ronaldo with 40 and the 2011-2012 La Liga season by Lionel Messi with 50 goals. Despite his goalscoring records, he only played for Spain twenty times. Even so, he still managed to score 20 goals, including four in one historic match when Spain beat Switzerland 6–3 on 18 February 1951. He also scored his country's winning goal against England in the 1950 World Cup finals as Spain reached the final four – their best performance in the competition until winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup 60 years later.

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