Fernando Vázquez

Fernando Vázquez Pena (born 24 October 1954) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder,[1] and a manager.

Fernando Vázquez
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Personal information
Full name Fernando Vázquez Pena
Date of birth (1954-10-24) 24 October 1954 (age 66)
Place of birth Castrofeito, Spain
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Arzún
Negreira
Sporting Lampón
1978–1982 Loixo
1982–1986 Camporrapado
Teams managed
1978–1982 Loixo (player-manager)
1982–1986 Camporrapado (player-manager)
1986–1991 Lalín
1991–1993 Racing Ferrol
1994–1995 Lugo
1995–1998 Compostela
1998–1999 Oviedo
1999–2000 Mallorca
2000–2001 Betis
2001–2002 Las Palmas
2002–2003 Rayo Vallecano
2003–2004 Valladolid
2004–2007 Celta
2005–2013 Galicia
2013–2014 Deportivo La Coruña
2016 Mallorca
2019–2021 Deportivo La Coruña
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Born in the village of Castrofeito, O Pino, Galicia, Vázquez was an English teacher in Lalín where he began to get involved with the school's athletics, especially football. He started his senior coaching career with modest CD Lalín in 1986, but left for higher-profile Racing de Ferrol in 1991.

Vázquez took over for various teams from 1994 to 2004, most of them in La Liga.[2] With RC Celta de Vigo he achieved promotion followed by straight qualification into the UEFA Cup, after a sixth place in the 2005–06 season.

Vázquez was relieved of his duties as manager of Celta on 9 April 2007, on the eve of the Galician derby against Deportivo de La Coruña, with his team embroiled deep in a relegation fight which it 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 Galicia autonomous team together with Arsenio Iglesias, longtime Depor manager.[3][4]

On 11 February 2013, after nearly six years away from club duty, Vázquez was appointed at Deportivo, taking Domingos Paciência's place as the third manager of the campaign as the team ranked in 20th and last position,[5] eventually finishing one place up but still dropping down to Segunda División.

Vázquez coached the club to an immediate promotion back after finishing as runner-up and, on 1 June 2014, he renewed his contract until 2016.[6] However, in July, after some statements in which he criticized the club's signing policy, he was relieved of his duties.[7]

On 19 January 2016, after nearly 18 months without a club, Vázquez was appointed RCD Mallorca manager.[8] Seriously threatened with relegation, he managed to avoid the drop in the last match day.

Vázquez was sacked on 6 December 2016, after only one win in six matches.[9] On 29 December 2019, after more than three years away from management, he returned to Deportivo for a second stint, replacing the dismissed Luis César Sampedro.[10]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 10 January 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Lalín   28 May 1986 30 June 1991 208 87 55 66 269 208 +61 041.83
Racing Ferrol   30 June 1991 22 November 1993 110 51 27 32 200 120 +80 046.36
Lugo   16 May 1994 23 May 1995 44 17 9 18 61 66 −5 038.64 [11]
Compostela   20 June 1995 1 March 1998 127 41 35 51 149 181 −32 032.28 [12]
Oviedo   19 June 1998 22 June 1999 40 11 12 17 42 61 −19 027.50 [13]
Mallorca   6 September 1999 27 May 2000 48 20 11 17 70 55 +15 041.67 [14]
Betis   10 June 2000 19 March 2001 30 13 10 7 29 22 +7 043.33 [15]
Las Palmas   29 June 2001 31 May 2002 40 10 13 17 42 52 −10 025.00 [16]
Rayo Vallecano   31 May 2002 21 January 2003 19 5 3 11 19 28 −9 026.32 [17]
Valladolid   27 June 2003 27 April 2004 38 11 12 15 46 53 −7 028.95 [18]
Celta   8 June 2004 9 April 2007 126 54 29 43 147 130 +17 042.86 [19]
Galicia   30 June 2005 11 February 2013 8 6 2 0 28 12 +16 075.00
Deportivo La Coruña   11 February 2013 8 July 2014 59 24 17 18 70 59 +11 040.68 [20]
Mallorca   18 January 2016 6 December 2016 40 13 12 15 42 43 −1 032.50 [21]
Deportivo La Coruña   29 December 2019 11 January 2021 33 15 10 8 35 32 +3 045.45 [22]
Career Total 970 378 257 335 1,249 1,122 +127 038.97

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vaamonde, Pablo (11 February 2014). "Fernando Vázquez e o galego" [Fernando Vázquez and the Galician] (in Galician). Galicia Confidencial. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Un Compos de Primera" [Primera Compos] (in Spanish). Míticos del Balompié. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Ecuador empató a 1 con Galicia" [Ecuador drew 1 all with Galicia]. El Universo (in Spanish). 29 December 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  4. ^ Beotas, Enrique (14 November 2008). "Arsenio Iglesias: "Nunca se acaba de ser profeta del todo en la tierra propia"" [Arsenio Iglesias: "One is never truly a prophet in one's hometown"]. El Correo Gallego (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  5. ^ Sobrino, Jesús; Yordi, Juan (11 February 2013). "Fernando Vázquez, nuevo técnico del Dépor" [Fernando Vázquez, new Dépor coach]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  6. ^ "El ascenso del Deportivo amplía el contrato de Fernando Vázquez" [Deportivo's promotion extends Fernando Vázquez's contract]. Marca (in Spanish). 1 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  7. ^ "El Deportivo despide a Fernando Vázquez por "falta de confianza"" [Deportivo fire Fernando Vázquez due to "lack of confidence"] (in Spanish). RTVE. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Vázquez: "estoy aquí para ganar partidos"" [Vázquez: "I am here to win matches"] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 19 January 2016. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Fernando Vázquez deja de ser entrenador del Real Mallorca" [Fernando Vázquez ceases to be Real Mallorca manager] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 6 December 2016. Archived from the original on 9 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Fernando Vázquez returns!". Deportivo La Coruña. 29 December 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
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