Miguel Ángel Portugal

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Miguel Ángel Portugal
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Portugal Vicario
Date of birth (1955-11-28) 28 November 1955 (age 63)
Place of birth Quintanilla de las Viñas, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1979 Burgos 24 (2)
1977–1978 Mirandés (loan)
1979–1983 Real Madrid 27 (1)
1982 Cádiz (loan) 12 (1)
1983–1984 Rayo Vallecano 15 (0)
1984–1985 Castellón 19 (2)
1985–1987 Real Burgos
1987–1988 Valladolid 3 (0)
1988–1991 Córdoba 65 (0)
National team
1979 Spain U23 2 (0)
1979 Spain amateur 6 (3)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Arandina
1997 Real Madrid C
1997–1999 Real Madrid B
1999 Toledo
2003–2004 Córdoba
2006 Real Madrid B
2006–2007 Racing Santander
2009–2011 Racing Santander
2012–2013 Bolívar
2014 Atlético Paranaense
2015–2016 Valladolid

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

† Appearances (goals)

Miguel Angel Portugal Vicario (born 28 November 1955) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current manager.

Playing career

Portugal was born in Quintanilla de las Viñas, Province of Burgos. During his career he played for Burgos CF, CD Mirandés, Real Madrid, Cádiz CF, Rayo Vallecano, CD Castellón, Real Burgos CF, Real Valladolid and Córdoba CF.

With the La Liga powerhouse, Portugal remained four years (one loaned at Cádiz), winning the double in his first year but only amassing 27 top division appearances combined during his spell.

Coaching career

Portugal started managing in the mid-90's, returning to Real Madrid to be in charge of its C and B-sides. In 1999, he started in the second division with CD Toledo, but was fired after only a couple of months.

After some years out of football, Portugal coached former club Córdoba,[1] also in level two, returning to Real Madrid Castilla in 2005–06 following the December promotion to the first team of Juan Ramón López Caro. On 6 July 2006 he succeeded López Caro once again, now at Racing de Santander,[2] helping the Cantabrians to a final tenth place in the top flight.

Portugal served as technical director of Real Madrid subsequently.[3] In November 2008, he was set to take over at the club as coach following the sacking of Bernd Schuster, but president Ramón Calderón preferred Juande Ramos instead.

On 19 November 2009, Portugal returned to Racing on a two-year deal following the dismissal of Juan Carlos Mandiá, as the side had only collected one point in five home matches.[4] In early February 2011, even though the team was placed above the relegation zone in the top division – eventually managing to stay afloat – he was sacked by new club owner, Indian Ahsan Ali Syed.[5]



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