Pichi Lucas

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Pichi Lucas
Personal information
Full name Argimiro Pérez García
Date of birth (1959-03-14) 14 March 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Camponaraya, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Rivadavia
Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Gran Peña
1980–1990 Celta 247 (75)
1980 Córdoba (loan)
1990–1991 Ourense 37 (17)
1991–1995 Compostela 105 (30)
Teams managed
1998 Compostela
2000 Compostela
2003–2004 Compostela
2005–2007 Ponferradina
2007–2008 Cartagena
2009–2010 Oviedo
2012–2013 Celta B

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

† Appearances (goals)

Argimiro Pérez García (born 14 March 1959), commonly known as Pichi Lucas, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker, and a current coach.

He spent most of his career with Celta, for which he appeared in 288 official games and scored 92 goals. His La Liga input consisted of 112 matches and 18 goals over the course of six seasons, also representing in the competition Compostela.[1]

Lucas subsequently worked as a manager.

Playing career

Born in Camponaraya, Castile and León, Lucas' professional career was solely associated to two Galician clubs, Celta de Vigo and SD Compostela. After a loan to lowly Córdoba CF, he returned to the former for the 1981–82 season, scoring a career-best 26 goals in 37 games en route to a La Liga promotion.[2][3]

Lucas made his debut in the Spanish top flight on 5 September 1982, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Sevilla FC.[4] He netted his first goal in the competition twenty days later in a 2–2 home draw with RCD Español,[5] but only added another until the end of the campaign and his team was eventually relegated back; during his tenure with Celta, he experienced a further two promotions and relegations.

In the 1991 summer, after one year in Segunda División B with neighbouring CD Ourense, Lucas signed for Compostela from Segunda División. He contributed with nine goals in 28 matches in his third season, as the club reached the top flight for the first time in its history.[6]

Lucas retired at the end of the 1994–95 campaign at the age of 36, after helping Compos retain its newfound status by scoring four times in only 14 appearances.

Manager career

From 1998 to 2000, Lucas acted as interim manager at Compostela, being in charge for eight second level games combined and winning only two. He subsequently worked mainly in lower league football, helping SD Ponferradina reach division two in 2006, a first-ever for the club.[7]

Lucas was fired on 30 April 2007 after a 3–3 home draw against UD Vecindario (seven rounds remaining),[8] as the side went on to eventually suffer relegation. In the following years he worked in the third tier, with FC Cartagena,[9] Real Oviedo[10] and Celta de Vigo B.[11]

Honours

Team

Individual

References

  1. "Un Compos de Primera" (in Spanish). Míticos del Balompié. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "5–1: El Celta acabó barriendo al Linares" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 28 September 1981. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "6–0: El campeón apabulló al colista" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 17 May 1982. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "1–0: El Sevilla ganó a seis minutos del final" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 6 September 1982. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "2–2: Noche de "meigas"" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 26 September 1982. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "El Compostela asciende al cielo de la Primera" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 2 June 1994. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "La Ponferradina hace historia en el Rico Pérez" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 26 June 2006. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "La Ponferradina destituye a Pichi Lucas" (in Spanish). Marca. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Seria estocada a Pichi Lucas" (in Spanish). Diario AS. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Pichi Lucas se convierte en el nuevo entrenador del Real Oviedo" (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Pichi Lucas llega al banquillo del Celta B" (in Spanish). Marca. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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