This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Téllez and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.
Óscar Téllez Gómez (born 2 April 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.
A rugged player with strength and heading ability, he was mostly known for his Alavés spell, and he amassed La Liga totals of 144 games and three goals over the course of six seasons.
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After four years playing with modest clubs and one season in the second division with Deportivo Alavés (which he helped return to La Liga after a 42-year absence), Madrid-born Téllez joined Valencia CF for 1998-99 but, after just one appearance, finished the season with neighbours Villarreal CF, also in the first division. Although he played all the games except two upon his arrival, he could not help the team's eventual relegation.
Subsequently Téllez returned to Alavés, which had in turn retained its top flight status, contributing with 33 matches in 1999-2000 as the Basque overachieved for a final sixth place. On 5 March 2000 he scored his first goal in the competition, the game's only in an away win against Rayo Vallecano.
The following season Téllez was instrumental in both the domestic and European fronts, forming a solid defensive partnership with captain Antonio Karmona as Alavés reached the 2001 UEFA Cup final, lost to Liverpool in extra time. He continued to feature prominently for the club, helping it to return to the top level in 2004-05 while collecting 27 yellow cards and being sent off three times in the process (both second division seasons added).
In early 2006, after quarreling with the management (amongst accusations he was grossly overweight, a condition which had bothered him on previous occasions), which featured the eccentric Dmitry Pietrman, Téllez was fired, retiring from professional football shortly after.
Téllez was capped four times by the Spanish national football team, the first coming on 25 April 2001 in a friendly match against Japan, in Córdoba.
Spanish Cup: 1998-99,
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1998
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