Luis Minguela

Luis Mariano Minguela Muñoz (born 5 January 1960) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Luis Minguela
Luis Mariano Minguela en Frumales.jpg
Minguela in 2009
Personal information
Full name Luis Mariano Minguela Muñoz
Date of birth (1960-01-05) 5 January 1960 (age 62)
Place of birth Frumales, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1992 Valladolid 366 (24)
National team
1981 Spain U21 2 (1)
1989 Spain 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He spent his entire career with Real Valladolid, appearing in 448 competitive matches and scoring 30 goals. He played once with the Spanish national team.[1]

Minguela later served as the mayor of Laguna de Duero for the People's Party.

Club careerEdit

Born in Frumales, Province of Segovia, Minguela played solely for Real Valladolid during his 15-year professional career. He started out with the club in the Segunda División, totalling only 25 games in his first three seasons.

Minguela made his debut in La Liga on 15 February 1981, coming on as a 46th-minute substitute in a home game against Sporting de Gijón and scoring his team's goal in a 1–2 loss.[2] He finished the campaign with a further eight appearances (three goals).

Minguela competed solely in the top tier subsequently, scoring a career-best five goals in 1988–89[3][4][5][6] to help to a sixth-place finish in addition to a runner-up run in the Copa del Rey.[7] He retired at the age 32, after being relegated; additionally, he started in six matches in the 1989–90 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, where the Castile and León side reached the third round.[8]

International careerEdit

On 20 September 1989, Minguela earned his only cap for Spain, replacing Roberto early into the second half of a 1–0 friendly win over Poland at the Estadio Riazor.[9]


Minguela engaged in politics after retiring.[10] From 2011 to 2015, he was Laguna de Duero's mayor for the People's Party.[11][12]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Marcos: «Hay que valorar lo que hemos hecho durante toda la temporada»" [Marcos: "People have to give credit to what we have done the entire season"]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). 28 April 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  2. ^ González, Javier (16 February 1981). "1–2: ¡Atención al Sporting (+6) de Miera!" [1–2: Watch out for Miera's Sporting (+6)!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ Allongo, Jenaro (26 September 1988). "2–1: Sporting ganó y convenció" [2–1: Sporting won and convinced]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ Roma, Fernando (1 May 1989). "La suerte se alió con los pucelanos" [Luck was the pucelanos ally]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ Roma, Fernando (28 May 1989). "El Valladolid las pasó moradas" [Valladolid went through an ordeal]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  6. ^ Roma, Fernando (11 June 1989). "1–0: El Valladolid ganó con apuros al Cádiz" [1–0: Valladolid had a hard time defeating Cádiz]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  7. ^ Guasch, Tomás (1 July 1989). "El temprano gol de Gordillo cambió el partido" [Gordillo's early goal was game-changing]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  8. ^ Ross, James M. "European Competitions 1989–90". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  9. ^ Torrijos, Ignacio (21 September 1989). "1–0: El pie de Míchel marcó ante Polonia el camino que España buscará en Hungria" [1–0: Míchel's foot set track in Poland that Spain will seek in Hungary]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ Fernández, Ángel (2 July 2010). "Una vida dedicada al fútbol y a la política" [A life dedicated to football and politics] (in Spanish). Aquí en Valladolid. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  11. ^ Carriba, Paula (12 June 2011). "Minguela releva a Viejo en Laguna" [Minguela takes over for Viejo in Laguna]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Minguela, del PP, perderá la Alcaldía de Laguna y pasará a la oposición" [Minguela, of PP, will lose Laguna city hall and will join the opposition]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). 8 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  13. ^ "25 años de la Copa de la Liga" [25 years from the League Cup]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). 2009. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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