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Alfredo Tena
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Personal information
Full name Alfredo Tena Garduño
Date of birth November 21, 1956 (1956-11-21) (age 53)
Place of birth    Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Manager
Club information
Current club Club América (as assistant manager )
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1973–1991 Club América  ? (?)   
National team
1978–1991 Mexico Mexico  ? (?)
Teams managed

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Alfredo Tena Garduño (born November 21, 1956, in Mexico City, Mexico) also known by his nickname "Capitán Furia" (Captain Fury), is a Mexican football coach and former player. Tena is a symbol for Club América, the team he played with for his entire career and later coached after his retirement from the pitch. A defenseman who mainly played as a centre back, Tena captained Club América for several years, and played for his national team during the greater part of his career. He is also the father of current footballer Alfredo Omar Tena.


Playing career

Tena debuted during the 1973-74 during a game versus rivals Cruz Azul after coming up through the Club América youth system. Soon after, Tena secured a regular spot in the Águilas backfield. During his illustrious career at Club América, Tena won a number a titles. During the 1980s, América won six league titles. Tena also won Mexican League Champions' Cup trophies after the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons, as well as achieving international success with the club by winning two CONCACAF Champions' Cup titles in 1978 and 1987 and an Interamericana Cup in 1978.

Tena was known for his skill and tough marking skills, as well as his sometimes gruff attitude with both opposing players and teammates, a trait that earned him the "Captain Fury" moniker.

Coaching career

Shortly after his retirement, Tena decided to pursue success from the bench, as a coach. In 1996, he took a job at Santos Laguna, leading them to a title during the Invierno 1996 season. Tena remained at the helm of the Torreón based club until his dismissal in 1998, never being able to duplicate the success of his lone title two years prior. After short stints coaching Puebla F.C. and his beloved Club América, Tena once again tasted success at the head of C.F. Pachuca, winning the league after the Invierno 2001 season. After leaving Pachuca in 2003, he returned to Club América, this time as an assistant to his brother Luis Fernando Tena. Currently, he is head of Club América's reserve teams.


All with América

  • Champion of league in campaign 1975-76
  • Champion of league in campaign 1983-84
  • Champion of league in campaign 1984-85
  • Champion Prode 85
  • Champion of league in campaign 1987-88
  • Champion of league in campaign 1988-89
  • Champion of the Inter-American Glass in 1978 and 1991

External links

(Spanish) * Stats as a head coach



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