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Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde (born 29 September 1957) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and is the coach of CD Calahorra.

Miguel Ángel Sola
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde
Date of birth (1957-09-29) 29 September 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Pamplona, Spain
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Calahorra (coach)
Youth career
1975–1976 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 Bilbao Athletic 96 (28)
1978–1979Arosa (loan)
1980Alavés (loan) 7 (0)
1980–1985 Athletic Bilbao 125 (15)
1985–1992 Osasuna 191 (27)
Total 419 (70)
Teams managed
1997 Osasuna
2001 Peña Sport
2002–2004 Real Unión
2005–2006 Huesca
2006–2008 Mirandés
2010–2011 Izarra
2011 Real Unión
2013–2014 Corellano
2017– Calahorra
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed La Liga totals of 316 matches and 42 goals during 12 seasons, in representation of Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna.

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Playing careerEdit

Born in Pamplona, Navarre, Sola joined Athletic Bilbao's youth system in 1975, spending his first seasons as a senior with Bilbao Athletic and on loan, the latter including a five-month spell with Basque neighbours Deportivo Alavés. In 1980, he returned as a full member of the main squad, going on to be an important unit during five years and appearing in 55 La Liga games combined (nine goals) as the team won back-to-back national championships.

After leaving Athletic with official totals of 175 matches and 24 goals, Sola moved to his hometown with CA Osasuna, appearing and scoring regularly for them in six of his seven seasons. In 1990–91, already aged 33, he made 25 appearances as the club finished a best-ever fourth position, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup; he retired from the game at the end of the following campaign.

Coaching careerEdit

In 1997, with Osasuna in the second division, Sola managed the team during eight matches, collecting five losses and only one win as they barely avoided relegation. In the following years, always in the lower leagues, he coached Peña Sport FC, Real Unión, SD Huesca and CD Mirandés.

On 24 March 2010, Sola returned to his native region and signed with CD Izarra, aiming to help the club avoid relegation from the third level,[1] which eventually did not happen. The next season, in the same tier, he was again in charge of Real Unión after replacing fired Álvaro Cervera.

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 19 May 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Osasuna   3 March 1997 5 May 1997 8 1 2 5 5 13 −8 012.50 [2]
Peña Sport   26 January 2001 30 June 2001 16 4 7 5 20 21 −1 025.00 [3]
Real Unión   1 July 2002 30 June 2004 91 42 20 29 127 93 +34 046.15 [4]
Huesca   1 July 2005 30 June 2006 40 10 14 16 31 44 −13 025.00 [5]
Mirandés   1 July 2006 30 June 2008 85 57 24 4 157 55 +102 067.06
Izarra   24 March 2010 2 January 2011 27 12 6 9 39 29 +10 044.44 [6]
Real Unión   2 January 2011 15 June 2011 21 11 4 6 30 22 +8 052.38 [7]
Corellano   19 September 2013 1 December 2014 49 13 9 27 50 75 −25 026.53 [8]
Calahorra   28 June 2017 Present 84 50 17 17 186 71 +115 059.52 [9]
Total 421 200 103 118 645 423 +222 047.51

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Izarra: Sola, nuevo entrenador (Izarra: Sola, new coach); esFutbol, 24 March 2010 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 1996–97". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 2000–01". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 2002–03". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
    "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 2003–04". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 2005–06". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 2009–10". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
    "2010–11 CD Izarra Results" (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 2010–11". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. ^ "2013–14 Corellano Results" (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
    "2014–15 Corellano Results" (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  9. ^ "2017–18 CD Calahorra Results" (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
    "Sola: Miguel Ángel Sola Elizalde: Matches 2018–19". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2019.

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