Nicknamed â€œThe Vultureâ€, Emilio Butragueno went on to become one of the most lethal strikers in the Europe in the 1980s. He was born in Madrid and started playing for Real. Emilio formed a deadly partnership with Mexican Hugo Sanchez.
Butragueno scored a goal in his international debut for Spain against Wales in 1984. He was a regular in the team by the 1986 WC in Mexico. They progressed rather easily from their first round group.
He experienced one of his finest days as soccerplayer as he became the first man since Eusebio in 1966 to score four goals in a World Cup match as Spain ran out 5-1 winners over tournament favourites Denmark.
Emilio failed to show his real class in Italy four years later. He was then the new team captain and took more responsibility in the defensive work and let Julio Salinas do the running up front. It was to be the last tournament he played for Spain. At clublevel, ButragueÃ±o had much more success winning five straight league championships with Real Madrid during the second half of the eighties.