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E. Aranguren Eulogio Aranguren Labairu

1911 · 1921
Place of birth
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Year of birth

A true sportsman

Position: Midfielder
Matches played: 41 official matches

He was a midfielder who could also play in defence. A natural athlete and a popular figure among the fans, Eulogio was a member of the team that inaugurated the old ground in O’Donnell Street. Along with his brother Sotero, in 1911 he became the first Argentinian to play for Real Madrid.
Five years after arriving at the club, in the 1916/17 season he played in one of the best teams in Real Madrid’s history, a team that won the Spanish championship with players of the calibre of Teus, Erice, Múgica, Machimbarrena, René Petit and Sansierena. Eulogio won four trophies with the Whites. He was also a great all-round sportsman who played hockey and rugby. Indeed, he was one of the pioneers of this sport in Madrid.
In 1924, he qualified as a referee and became President of the Spanish Referees’ Committee as well as President of the Castilian Referees’ Committee and the recipient of the Order of Merit from the Castilian Football Federation. He was also active in the management of Spanish football and reached the position of Vice President of the Spanish Football Federation. Died on 19 October 1972.


1 Spanish Cup
3 Regional Tournaments