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Miguel Muñoz
Personal information
Full name Miguel Muñoz Mozún
Date of birth 19 January 1922(1922-01-19)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Date of death 16 July 1990 (aged 68)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1940–1941 Ferroviaria
1941–1942 Girod
1942–1943 Imperio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1944 Logroñés
1944–1946 Racing Santander
1946–1948 Celta Vigo 36 (1)
1948–1958 Real Madrid 223 (23)
National team
1949 Spain B 1 (0)
1948–1955 Spain 7 (0)
Teams managed
1959 Real Madrid
1959–1960 Plus Ultra
1960–1974 Real Madrid
1969 Spain
1975–1976 Granada
1977–1979 Las Palmas
1979–1982 Sevilla
1982–1988 Spain
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Muñoz Mozún (born 19 January 1922 – died 16 July 1990 in Madrid) was a Spanish football player and manager.

A midfielder, he spent the majority of his career at Real Madrid, where he also coached with great success, then went on to have a six-year coaching spell with the Spanish national team.


Playing career

Muñoz played for various junior teams in the Madrid area, but initially failed to attract the attention of Real. He subsequently played for CD Logroñés, Racing de Santander and Celta de Vigo. In 1948 Muñoz, together with teammate Pahiño, helped Celta finish fourth in the first division and reach the Copa del Generalísimo final, where he scored in the 1–4 defeat to Sevilla CF.

The following season, both players signed for Real Madrid, and Muñoz went on to appear in 347 official matches with the club from the capital. Additionally, he gained seven caps for Spain, but never appeared in any major tournament.

Muñoz scored the club's first ever goal in the European Cup against Servette FC; subsequently, he captained Real in two consecutive competition wins, in 1956–57, and retired from football the following year, at nearly 36.

Coaching career

Muñoz served a brief apprenticeship as coach of Real's reserve team, then named Plus Ultra CF, before been appointed coach of the senior team in 1959. His time in charge was one of the clubs most successful eras as, under his guidance, the club won the league nine times. This included a five in a row sequence (1961–1965) and another three consecutive.

In the European front, Muñoz led Real Madrid to two more won the European Cups, in 1960 and 1966. As a result, he became the first person to win the competition both as a player and a coach, which was later matched by Giovanni Trapattoni, Johan Cruyff, Carlo Ancelotti, Frank Rijkaard and Josep Guardiola. He left in 1974 after 16 seasons, as the side's longest-serving and most successful coach.

After seven more club seasons (Granada CF, Hércules CF, UD Las Palmas and Sevilla), Muñoz took the reins of the national side, after its group stage exit in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, on home soil.

Previously, he had had a four-game interim spell in the late 60's, and eventually led Spain to the UEFA Euro 1984 runner-up place, as well as the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup.


Muñoz died in Madrid aged 68, from bleeding due to esophageal varices.[1]




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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Argentina Luis Carniglia
European Cup Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Hungary Bela Guttmann
Preceded by
Argentina France Helenio Herrera
European Cup Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Scotland Jock Stein

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