- Nombre completo Antonio Puchades Casanova
- Fecha de nacimiento 04/06/1925
- Lugar de nacimiento Sueca (Valencia)
- Nacionalidad Spanish
- Debut 01/09/1946
Antonio Puchades needed only three seasons to become the club’s emblem. He was a key piece in the team for over a decade until his retirement in the 1957-58 campaign
Born in Valencia on 4 June 1925, he grew up as a footballer in his hometown and joined Valencia CF in 1946. Puchades, who played as a defensive midfielder, won major titles with VCF at a time when the first foreign players started to make their appearances in Spanish football competitions.
A very down-to-earth person, he wore the number 6 shirt over his excellent twelve seasons at Valencia. His remarkable performances also earned him 23 caps for Spain over 5 years, appearing in all 6 games of the Brazil World Cup in 1950.
Puchades retired from football in 1958 at the age of 33, and was awarded a testimonial match the following year as a farewell tribute from club and fans.
Affectionally known as 'Tonico', he died in his hometown of Sueca on 24 May 2013.
TEAMS: SD Sueca, CD Mestalla, Valencia CF
LEAGUE 1st Division: 257 / 4 goal
COPA: 39 partidos/ 2 goles
EUROPA: 2 partidos (52/53)
SUPERCOPA: 2 partidos (47/48, 49/50)
TITLES: 1 Liga, 2 Copas, 1 Supercopa de España