Estanislau Basora

Estanislau Basora

Basora (Colònia Valls, Barcelona, 1926 - Las Palmas, 2012) was considered one of the best wingers in the history of Spanish football

He was a member of the famous forward line which Joan Manuel Serrat was to immortalise (Basora, Kubala, César, Moreno and Manchón). A right winger great technical abilities, great pace and ability to lose his marker. His abilities allowed him to operate in the smallest of spaces and his goal tally was unusually high for a winger.

He was known as the ‘Monster of Columbes’ due to his performance in a friendly game against France where he bagged a hat-trick. He was regarded as being one of the best players of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. He retired in 1958.

Basora died on 16 March 2012 at the age of 85.


  • Seasons at the club: 1946-58
  • Games played: 444
  • Goals scored: 179


  • 4 Leagues (1947/48, 48/49, 51/52 and 52/53)
  • 2 Latin Cups (1948/49 and 51/52)
  • 4 Spanish Cups (1950/51, 51/52, 52/53 and 56/57)
  • 3 Eva Duarte Cups (1948/49, 51/52 and 52/53)
  • 1 Fairs Cup (1957/58)
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