Miguel Ángel (footballer, born 1947)

Miguel Ángel González Suárez (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel ˈaŋxel]; born 24 December 1947), known as Miguel Ángel, is a Spanish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Miguel Ángel
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel González Suárez
Date of birth (1947-12-24) 24 December 1947 (age 73)
Place of birth Ourense, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1967 Atlético Orense
1967–1986 Real Madrid 247 (0)
1967–1968Castellón (loan) 26 (0)
Total 273 (0)
National team
1975 Spain amateur 1 (0)
1975–1978 Spain 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Miguel Ángel was born in Ourense, Galicia. During his career, after making his beginnings at handball, he played for AD Couto (later renamed Atlético Orense),[1][2] CD Castellón and Real Madrid, having an 18-year spell with the latter club and being first choice from 1974 to 1978 and in two of his final three seasons; he conquered six La Liga championships, being an active part in four of those.[3]

Miguel Ángel retired in June 1986, at the age of nearly 39. Subsequently, he remained attached to Real in several capacities.[4]

International careerEdit

Miguel Ángel earned 18 caps for the Spain national team, and was in the squad for the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups. His debut came on 12 October 1975 in a 2–0 win against Denmark for the UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying phase, held in Barcelona.[5]



Real Madrid[3]



  1. ^ Ron, Jorge (15 November 2017). "Luis Soria Montero: "Miguel Ángel era el mejor embajador de Ourense en Madrid"" [Luis Soria Montero: "Miguel Ángel was Ourense's best ambassador in Madrid"]. La Región (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Miguel Ángel González Suárez: "Creí que iba a firmar por el Celta, pero intervino el Madrid"" [Miguel Ángel González Suárez: "I thought I was going to sign for Celta, but Madrid intervened"]. Faro de Vigo (in Spanish). 15 August 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Miguel Ángel, la consolidación de una estirpe de porteros" [Miguel Ángel, the consolidation of a breed of goalkeepers] (in Spanish). Real Madrid CF. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Zoco nuevo delegado del equipo" [Zoco new team delegate]. El País (in Spanish). 13 January 1994. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Una victoria de España sobre Dinamarca con menos juego y menos goles (2–0) de lo esperado" [Spanish win over Denmark with less play and fewer goals (2–0) than expected]. ABC (in Spanish). 14 October 1975. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ Pla Díaz, Emilio. "Spain – Footballer of the Year". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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