Vicente Miera

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Vicente Miera
File:Vicente Miera (1965).jpg
Miera as a Real Madrid player (1965)
Personal information
Full name Vicente Miera Campos
Date of birth (1940-05-10) 10 May 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Nueva Montaña, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Nueva Montaña
Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1960 Rayo Cantabria
1960–1961 Racing Santander 34 (1)
1961–1969 Real Madrid 95 (1)
1969–1971 Sporting Gijón 23 (0)
Total 152 (2)
National team
1961 Spain B 1 (0)
1961 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Langreo
1974–1976 Oviedo
1976–1979 Sporting Gijón
1979–1980 Español
1980–1982 Sporting Gijón
1982–1986 Spain (assistant)
1986 Atlético Madrid
1987–1989 Oviedo
1989–1990 Tenerife
1991–1992 Spain
1992 Spain U23
1994–1996 Racing Santander
1997 Espanyol
1997 Sevilla

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

† Appearances (goals)
Olympic medal record
Representing  Spain
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Vicente Miera Campos (born 10 May 1940) is a Spanish retired football defender and manager.

He appeared in 139 La Liga games over the course of ten seasons and scored two goals, mainly at the service of Real Madrid. Later he embarked on a managerial career which lasted more than 25 years, and included a brief spell with the Spanish national team.

Playing career

Born in the neighbourhood of Nueva Montaña in Santander, Cantabria, Miera played for two seasons (one in each major division) for hometown's Racing de Santander, moving in 1961 to Real Madrid. Never an undisputed starter safe for the 1964–65 season, he was part of the latter club's squads as they conquered seven La Liga titles, adding the European Cup in 1966.[1]

Miera moved to Sporting de Gijón in 1969, helping it promote to the top level in his first year and retiring the following season. On 10 December 1961 he gained his sole cap for Spain, a 1–1 friendly in France.

Manager career

A coach since 1974, Miera started at the professional level with Real Oviedo, suffering top flight relegation in his second year, then moved to neighbours Sporting, where he would remain for five years, except for the 1979–80 campaign at RCD Español. He coached in both major divisions for more than twenty years, his last stop being Sevilla FC (second division, in 1997–98).

Having already served as assistant during four years, Miera was handed the reins of the national team in 1991,[2] remaining there for seven months as the nation failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 1992. That summer he switched to the Olympic squad, leading it to the gold medal in Barcelona.[3]



Real Madrid




  1. Real Madrid biography (Spanish)
  2. "Tiempo de llorar, tiempo de soñar" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 5 September 1991. Retrieved 20 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. El triunfo en el fútbol, broche de oro para España en Barcelona 92 (Football win, icing on the cake for Spain in Barcelona 92); Dame Un Silbidito, April 2010 (Spanish)

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