Francisco Villota

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrancisco•Villota y Baquiola
Used nameFrancisco•Villota
Born18 November 1873 in Madrid, Madrid (ESP)
Died7 January 1950 in Madrid, Madrid (ESP)
NOC Spain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Francisco Villota was a Cantabrian from Santander, Spain. He was known as an all-around athlete who once did the Madrid-El Escorial walk in eight hours. In addition to playing pelota basque he was president of the Euskal-Jai Club of Madrid. In that role, Villota helped organize pelota tournaments in Madrid from 1908-10. He was described as a “strong and muscular” man.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Basque pelota ESP Francisco Villota
Two-Man Teams With Cesta, Men (Olympic) José de Amézola 1 Gold