Enrique Juan Medina Rodríguez

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Quique Medina
Personal information
Full name Enrique Juan Medina Rodríguez
Date of birth (1967-09-25) 25 September 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1991 Tenerife 146 (2)
1991–1992 Sabadell 15 (0)
1992–1993 Granada
1993–1995 Hércules 49 (2)
1995–1997 Atlético Marbella
National team
1985 Spain U18 3 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2002 Hércules (assistant)
2001 Hércules (interim)
2003 Hércules B
2003–2004 Laguna
2005–2006 Tenerife (assistant)
2005 Tenerife (interim)
2010–2011 Tenerife (assistant)
2011–2012 Tenerife B
2012 Tenerife

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Enrique 'Quique' Juan Medina Rodríguez (born 25 September 1967) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender, and a current coach.

Club career

Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Medina was promoted to CD Tenerife's main squad in 1984, aged only 16. He made his professional debut on 9 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 away draw against Deportivo de La Coruña for the Segunda División championship.[1]

Medina scored his first goal on 13 October 1985, netting the first in a 1–1 home draw against Deportivo Aragón.[2] He was also an undisputed starter during the 1988–89 campaign, appearing in 35 matches and scoring once as his side returned to La Liga after a 29-year absence.

Medina made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 3 September 1989, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Sevilla FC.[3] After appearing sparingly in 1990–91, he left the Blanquiazules and joined CE Sabadell FC in the second level.

In 1993, after a single season at Granada CF in Segunda División B, Medina moved to Hércules CF in the second division. After two campaigns appearing regularly he signed for fellow league team CA Marbella; he subsequently retired with the latter in 1997, after suffering relegation in the previous year.[4]

Coaching career

In 2000 Medina returned to Hércules, being appointed assistant manager.[5] In March 2002, he was appointed interim manager of the club, being in charge for one match and subsequently returning to his previous duties.

In 2003 Medina was also manager of the Valencians' reserve team, being later appointed at the helm of AD Laguna. In 2005 he returned to his first club Tenerife as an assistant manager, but in November 2005 was named again interim.

Medina left the club in 2006, and was a director of football at Laguna during the 2008–09 campaign. On 28 June 2011 he was named CD Tenerife B manager,[6] being appointed at the helm of the main squad on 9 April of the following year, replacing fired Andrés García Tébar.[7]

After missing out promotion in the play-offs, Medina was named director of football of the club.[8] On 9 June 2014, he rescinded his contract.[9]


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