Juan Vizcaíno Morcillo (born 6 August 1966) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a defensive midfielder.

Juan Vizcaíno
Personal information
Full name Juan Vizcaíno Morcillo
Date of birth (1966-08-06) 6 August 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth La Pobla de Mafumet, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid (assistant)
Youth career
1982–1984 Gimnàstic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Gimnàstic 71 (8)
1986–1988 Zaragoza B 57 (13)
1988–1990 Zaragoza 86 (10)
1990–1998 Atlético Madrid 255 (22)
1998–2000 Valladolid 55 (1)
2000–2001 Elche 20 (0)
2001–2002 Gimnàstic 26 (0)
Total 570 (54)
National team
1991–1992 Spain 15 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2018 Atlético Madrid (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Regarded and praised as an accomplished role player, his career was intimately connected with Atlético Madrid.[1] During 13 seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 396 matches and 33 goals, also representing in the competition Zaragoza and Valladolid.

Club careerEdit

Born in La Pobla de Mafumet, Tarragona, Catalonia, Vizcaíno started playing with hometown's Gimnàstic de Tarragona. He was offered his first-team debut by coach Xabier Azkargorta during the 1982–83 season not yet aged 17, with the club in the third division.

In 1986, Vizcaíno stayed in that level as he moved to Real Zaragoza, starting playing with its reserves. He made his La Liga debut against Sevilla FC on 9 March 1988,[2] and remained a regular fixture until the end of his stay with the Aragonese side, while also scoring ten league goals from a defensive position.

Vizcaíno signed with Atlético Madrid for the 1990–91 campaign, starting every game he appeared in during four of his first five years. In the sixth, he was the outfield player with most appearances (41 matches, 3,136 minutes played and three goals) as the capital team conquered the double.[3]

After two more solid years, Vizcaíno left for Real Valladolid, joining Elche CF for 2000–01 and closing out his career at almost 35 with his first club, Gimnàstic – the latter two in the second level. He stayed in the region afterwards, working for the city hall's sports departments in Pobla de Mafumet.[4]

Vizcaíno returned to Atlético in the 2011–12 season, being appointed new manager Gregorio Manzano's assistant.[5]

International careerEdit

Vizcaíno won 15 caps for the Spain national team, the first arriving on 16 January 1991 in a friendly with Portugal (1–1, in Castellón de la Plana). The nation did not qualify for UEFA Euro 1992, and the player was ousted from the call-ups shortly after the arrival of new coach Javier Clemente.

HonoursEdit

Atlético Madrid

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