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José Velásquez (footballer)

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Full nameJosé Manuel Velásquez Castillo
Height1.88 m
Playing positionDefensive Midfielder

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José Manuel Velásquez Castillo (born June 4, 1952 in Lima) is a retired football midfielder from Peru. Nicknamed "El Patrón", he played for the Peru national football team that won the Copa América in 1975 and competed at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number six jersey. He played a total of 82 games for Peru between 1972 and 1985, scoring 12 goals.

Famous by its elegance, leadership and technical game, with Víctor Benítez, is recognized as Peru's most important defensive midfielders.


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