Luis Pasarín

Luis Casas Pasarín (16 April 1902 – 17 August 1986) was a Spanish football defender and manager.[1]

Luis Pasarín
Personal information
Full name Luis Casas Pasarín
Date of birth (1902-04-16)16 April 1902
Place of birth Pontevedra, Spain
Date of death 17 August 1986(1986-08-17) (aged 84)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1918–1921 Atlético Pontevedra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1923 Fortuna Vigo
1923–1929 Celta
1929–1935 Valencia 65 (1)
International career
1924–1926 Spain 6 (0)
Managerial career
1946 Spain
1946–1948 Valencia
1948–1951 Celta
1951–1952 Porto
1953–1955 Málaga
1955–1956 Oviedo
1957 Granada
1957–1959 Celta
1959 Oviedo
1961–1963 Plus Ultra
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Born in Pontevedra, Galicia, Pasarín started his professional career with RC Celta de Vigo. One of the club's first captains, he appeared in its first ever official tournament, the 1923 Galician Championship, which ended in conquest.[2]

Pasarín then spent six seasons with Valencia CF,[3] created precisely after he left Celta. His best La Liga input occurred in 1932–33 as he played 17 games, but they could only rank ninth out of ten teams, narrowly avoiding relegation. After retiring in 1935 he worked in the Ministry of Labour, but returned shortly after to play for amateurs Nacional de Madrid.[2]

Pasarín earned six caps for Spain,[4] and represented the nation at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

After the Spanish Civil War, Pasarín obtained his coaching licence. He was in charge of the national side for one game,[6] then returned to Valencia for the 1946–47 season, leading the club to its third national championship in six years. He achieved a runner-up position the following year, trailing champions FC Barcelona by three points.[7]

Pasarín also managed Celta in five top-flight campaigns in two separate spells,[2] and also worked in that capacity with Real Oviedo[4] and FC Porto (Portugal).[8] He died on 17 August 1986 at the age of 84, in Madrid.[9]


  1. ^ "Luis Pasarín". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Luis Casas Pasarín; Yo Jugué en el Celta, 20 April 2008 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ 1929/1930 – Amorós retira al equipo en Madrid (1929/1930 – Amorós retires team in Madrid) Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine; at CiberChe (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b Hace 117 años nacía Pasarín (Pasarín was born 117 years ago); Real Oviedo, 16 April 2019 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Ráfaga olímpica (Olympic gust); Cuadernos de Fútbol, 1 June 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Todos los seleccionadores de la Roja (All the managers of the Roja); Mundo Deportivo, 16 July 2018 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Iturraspe y Pasarín marcaron una época tanto en el campo como en el banquillo ché (Iturraspe and Pasarín, Che legends in both pitch and bench); Super Deporte, 25 August 2009 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Julen Lopetegui. A escolha na cultura e na identidade (Julen Lopetegui. Choice backed up by culture and identity); i, 6 May 2014 (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ Don Luis Casas Pasarín (Mr. Luis Casas Pasarín); ABC, 18 August 1986 (in Spanish)

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