Miguel Ángel Portugal
|Full name||Miguel Ángel Portugal Vicario|
|Date of birth||28 November 1955|
|Place of birth||Quintanilla de las Viñas, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1977–1978||→ Mirandés (loan)|
|1982||→ Cádiz (loan)||12||(1)|
|1997||Real Madrid C|
|1997–1999||Real Madrid B|
|2006||Real Madrid B|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
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, 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, helping the Cantabrians to a final tenth place in the top flight.
Portugal served as technical director of Real Madrid subsequently. 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. 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.
- Real Madrid
- Portugal dice adiós al banquillo del Nuevo Arcángel (Portugal says goodbye to Nuevo Arcángel bench); Mundo Deportivo, 8 June 2004 (Spanish)
- El Racing contrata a su nuevo entrenador, Miguel Angel Portugal (Racing hires new coach, Miguel Angel Portugal); ABC, 6 July 2006 (Spanish)
- El Real Madrid ficha a Miguel Ángel Portugal (Real Madrid signs Miguel Ángel Portugal); El País, 5 July 2007 (Spanish)
- El Racing confirma la contratación de Miguel Ángel Portugal (Racing confirms signing of Miguel Ángel Portugal); Cadena SER, 19 November 2009 (Spanish)
- Racing look to match big boys; ESPN Soccernet, 13 February 2011