Jose Amavisca

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Laredo, Spain
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Laredo, Spain

Jose Amavisca is a former football player from Spain. During his career, Jose Amavisca plays as a left midfielder or left winger. Moreover, he is best known for his Real Madrid stint but played for five other clubs.

Early Life

José Emilio Amavisca Gárate best known as Jose Amavisca was born on the 19th of June 1971, in Laredo, Spain. He is 51 years old as of 2022 and holds Spanish nationality. Not much is known regarding his early childhood life, parents, siblings, and ethical background. However, his father, Emilio was also a footballer.

Similarly, there is no data or details regarding his academic background. It seems this football player might have received a degree from a well-known university nearby his hometown.

Professional Career

Regarding his professional career, Jose Amavisca made his professional breakthrough with Real Valladolid, achieving promotion from Segunda División in 1992–93, also serving a spell on loan to UE Lleida at the same level.

He signed for La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer of 1994, initially being deemed surplus to requirements but going on to score ten league goals in his debut season, mostly playing the second striker to Iván Zamorano.

Both were initially regarded as third or fourth-string attacking references by manager Jorge Valdano, as the club ended a four-year domestic title drought. However, Amavisca’s importance to the Merengues would steadily diminish over time.

Emilio Amavisca

Caption: Emilio Amavisca kicking the ball (Source: Instagram)

In January 1999, he joined fellow league team Racing de Santander, returning to his native region, and quickly became an important player of the squad, despite his seven league goals in the 2000-01 season not being enough to keep the club from relegation.

Following that, Amavisca moved to Deportivo de La Corua for 300 million pesetas, appearing in 28 games and scoring three goals for the 2002 runners-up before being limited for the next two years by veteran Fran and new arrival Albert Luque. At the age of 34, he retired from RCD Espanyol after one season.

International Career

Emilio Amavisca

Caption: Emilio Amavisca playing for his national team (Source: Instagram)

Amavisca made his Spain debut on September 7, 1994, in a UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier against Cyprus (90 minutes, 2-1 away win), and played four matches in the tournament’s final stages before being eliminated in the quarter-finals.

He was left out of the squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup because he had fallen out of favor at Real Madrid. He previously won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.


He was the part of Spanish U23 football team who won the gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games held in Barcelona. Moreover, in 1995, he was named the Spanish Player of the Year.

Emilio Amavisca

Caption: Emilio Amavisca clicking a photo with a trophy (Source: Instagram)

Jose Amavisca – Net Worth 2022

There is no exact information regarding this former Spanish football player’s earnings, income, and net worth. Officially, this retired payer has not shared anything regarding it in public at the moment.

Relationship Status

This former football star has not shared information regarding his relationship status. Looking at him, it seems the former Spanish football player might be single and is not dating anyone at the moment.

However, Amavisca might have had at least one relationship in past. During his professional career, he was not involved in any kind of controversy or rumors.

Body Measurements

This former football star stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 68kg. Moreover, he has brown eyes with black hair color and there is no other information regarding his other body stats.

Emilio Amavisca

Caption: Emilio Amavisca in the Spanish singing reality show, The Voice (Source: Instagram)

Jose Amavisca – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 9.7k followers. However, the football star is not active on Facebook and Twitter.