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Fernando Vázquez
Personal information
Full name Fernando Vázquez Pena
Date of birth October 24, 1954 (1954-10-24) (age 55)
Place of birth O Pino, Spain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SD Negreira
Sporting Lampón
Teams managed
Loixo 1
Campo Rapado 2
1986—1991 CD Lalín
1991—1994 Racing Ferrol
1994—1995 CD Lugo
1995—1998 SD Compostela
1998—1999 Real Oviedo
1999-2000 Mallorca
2001 Real Betis
2001-2002 Las Palmas
2002-2003 Rayo Vallecano
2003-2004 Real Valladolid
2004-2007 Celta Vigo
2005- Galicia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Vázquez Pena (born October 24, 1954 in Castrofeito, O Pino, Galicia) is a Spanish football manager.

Vázquez was an English teacher in the Galician town of Lalín. It was there where he began to get involved with the school's athletics, especially football. He began his professional coaching career with modest CD Lalín in 1986, but left there for higher-profile Racing de Ferrol in 1991.

Vázquez took over for many teams from 1994-2004, most of them in La Liga. With Celta de Vigo, he achieved promotion straight into the UEFA Cup (sixth place).

Vázquez was relieved of his duties as manager of Celta on 9 April 2007, on the eve of the Galician derby with Deportivo de La Coruña, and with his team embroiled deep in a relegation dogfight, eventually lost on the last matchday.

Aside from coaching, Vázquez also worked as a pundit for Canal+ in their UEFA Champions League coverage. While still at Celta, he took charge of the Galician national football team, together with Arsenio Iglesias, longtime Depor manager.


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Fernando Vazquez was a Catholic theologian of the sixteenth century. He is referred to by Hugo Grotius in chapter XXV of his work On the Law of War and Peace.


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