Félix Barderas Sierra

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Full name Félix Barderas Sierra
Date of birth (1943-10-06) 6 October 1943 (age 75)
Place of birth Pedro Bernardo, Spain
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1978 Rayo Vallecano 366 (37)
Teams managed
1979–1981 Rayo B
1980 Rayo Vallecano (interim)
1981–1982 Getafe Deportivo
1983–1986 Ávila
1987–1990 Rayo Vallecano
1990–1992 Racing Santander
1992–1993 Talavera
1993 Rayo Vallecano
1994–1996 Talavera
1996–1997 Marbella
1998–1999 Fuenlabrada
1999–2000 Guadalajara
2000–2001 Linense
2001–2003 Getafe
2003–2004 Badajoz
2010–2011 Talavera

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

† Appearances (goals)

Félix Barderas Sierra (born 6 October 1943), commonly known as Felines, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left winger, and a current manager.

His career is mainly associated to Rayo Vallecano, where he amassed 366 league matches and 37 goals over the course of 13 campaigns.

Playing career

Born in Pedro Bernardo, Ávila, Castile and León, Felines joined Rayo Vallecano in 1965 after only playing amateur football in Madrid,[1] and made his professional debut on 5 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–0 home win against CD Badajoz for the Segunda División championship. His first goal in the category came on 28 November, the first in a home success against CF Calvo Sotelo, with the same outcome.

Felines appeared regularly with Rayo in the following campaigns, netting a career-best seven goals in 1972–73 and achieving promotion to La Liga in 1976–77 after featuring in all league matches. He made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 13 November 1977, coming on as a late substitute in a 3–1 home win against Sporting de Gijón.

Felines retired in June 1978, at the age of 34.[2]

Managerial career

Shortly after his retirement Felines was appointed Rayo Vallecano B manager in 1979, also being an interim manager of the main squad in a 0–7 away loss against Real Madrid on 3 February 1980. After spells at Getafe Deportivo and Real Ávila CF, he returned to Rayo in 1987, now as a permanent manager of the first team.

Felines led the club to an impressive second place in the 1988–89 campaign, but was sacked in January 1990 after a poor season in the main category overall. Shortly after he was named Racing de Santander manager, achieving another promotion in 1991.

After two years at Talavera CF Felines re-joined Rayo for a third spell, but his reign only lasted two months. He subsequently returned to Talavera, narrowly missing out the play-offs in two consecutive seasons.

Felines subsequently resumed his career in Segunda División B and Tercera División, managing UD Marbella, CF Fuenlabrada, CD Guadalajara, Real Balompédica Linense and Getafe CF. With the latter he achieved promotion to the second level in 2002, but was relieved from his duties on 19 January 2003.[3]

In August 2003 Felines was appointed at the helm of Badajoz,[4] but was sacked in February of the following year. He only returned to the bench six years later, with his former club Talavera.[5]


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