José Túnel Cabaleiro

Pseudonym: Talladas
Category: Goalkeeper
Birth Date: 3rd August 1910 (†8th March 1993)
Birth Place: Redondela (Pontevedra)

He was very keen on football since he was a child and it was in 1931 that he started his professional career playing in the second division of Redondela (Pontevedra), where he began to be known as ‘Talladas’. After spending three years in that club, he moved to the first division and then signed up with Porriño F. C. Some years later he signed up with Unión Sporte Club de Vigo, which at that moment was one of the most important teams in Galicia, becoming Galician champion in 1934. In 1936, he was offered to sign up with Galicia F. C. He travelled to Brazil and one year later, he signed up with Flamengo de Río F.C. In 1946, he definitively returned to his native village, marrying Carmen Carreira Queimadiños two years later.