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Víctor Muñoz
Spanish footballer

Víctor Muñoz

Víctor Muñoz
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Spanish footballer
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From Spain
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 15 March 1957, Zaragoza, comarca de Zaragoza, Zaragoza Province, Aragon
Age 65 years
Star sign Pisces
Stats
Height: 169
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Víctor Muñoz Manrique (born 15 March 1957), known simply as Víctor in his playing days, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current manager.

An all-around midfield unit, he was best known for his great physical strength that helped him tire his opponents in the early stages of the match. He spent most of his professional career with Barcelona, winning a total of eight major titles and amassing La Liga totals of 332 games and 25 goals, also represented in the competition Zaragoza.

A Spanish international during the 80's, Víctor represented the country in one World Cup and two European Championships.

Club career

Víctor was born in Zaragoza, Aragon. After starting off with hometown's Real Zaragoza and being relegated in his first professional season, he was purchased by La Liga powerhouse FC Barcelona, being a very important element for the Catalans during his seven-year stay; on 4 June 1983, he scored his team's first in a 2–1 win against Real Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey.

Víctor was also one of the first Spaniards to ever play in Serie A, with two seasons with U.C. Sampdoria. After a quick return to Zaragoza he (also known by his first name during his playing days) finished his career at 34, teaming up with former Barça teammate Steve Archibald at St Mirren.

Since the mid-1990s, Muñoz started working as a manager, and successively coached RCD Mallorca, CD Logroñés, UE Lleida, Villarreal CF and Zaragoza, winning the 2004 domestic cup with the latter. On 8 October 2006 he signed a two-year contract with Greece's Panathinaikos FC, becoming the 18th coach in ten years for The Greens; however, he returned to Spain in June 2007 to take over at Recreativo de Huelva, from where he was sacked the following February.

For the 2008–09 campaign, Muñoz was appointed coach at Getafe CF, on 18 June 2008. Following a poor string of results he was sacked in April of the following year, making way to former Real Madrid player Míchel.

In late December 2010, after more than one year out of football, Muñoz was appointed head coach at Russian Premier League side FC Terek Grozny. He left his post after less than one month, being replaced by Ruud Gullit.

Muñoz returned to active in early September 2011, when he became Neuchâtel Xamax's third coach of the season, replacing countryman Joaquín Caparrós at the helm of the Swiss club. He continued his career in the country, with a brief stint at FC Sion from December 2012 until February of the following year.

International career

Muñoz was a regular player for Spain during the vast majority of the 80s, receiving his first opportunity on 25 March 1981 in a 2–1 friendly win with England and going on to earn a further 59 caps, with three goals. He played for the nation at the 1986 FIFA World Cup as well as the UEFA Euro 1984 (in a final runner-up position, to hosts France) and 1988 tournaments, retiring from international duty immediately after that group stage exit.

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 February 1982 Luis Casanova, Valencia, Spain  Scotland 1–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 17 November 1982 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 1–3 3–3 Euro 1984 qualifying
3. 24 September 1986 El Molinón, Gijón, Spain  Greece 3–0 3–1 Friendly

Managerial statistics

Team Nat Year Record
P W D L Win %
Mallorca Spain 1996–97 7001540000000000000♠54 7001320000000000000♠32 7001140000000000000♠14 7000800000000000000♠8 7001592600000000000♠59.26
Logroñés Spain 1997–98 7001210000000000000♠21 7000200000000000000♠2 7000800000000000000♠8 7001110000000000000♠11 07000952000000000000♠9.52
Lleida Spain 1999–00 7001630000000000000♠63 7001240000000000000♠24 7001160000000000000♠16 7001230000000000000♠23 7001381000000000000♠38.10
Villarreal Spain 2000–02 7001940000000000000♠94 7001330000000000000♠33 7001250000000000000♠25 7001360000000000000♠36 7001351100000000000♠35.11
Zaragoza Spain 2004–06 7002121000000000000♠121 7001440000000000000♠44 7001370000000000000♠37 7001400000000000000♠40 7001363600000000000♠36.36
Panathinaikos Greece 2006–07 7001310000000000000♠31 7001140000000000000♠14 7000700000000000000♠7 7001100000000000000♠10 7001451600000099999♠45.16
Recreativo Spain 2007–08 7001260000000000000♠26 7000700000000000000♠7 7000800000000000000♠8 7001110000000000000♠11 7001269200000000000♠26.92
Getafe Spain 2008–09 7001350000000000000♠35 7000800000000000000♠8 7001110000000000000♠11 7001160000000000000♠16 7001228600000000000♠22.86
Terek Grozny Russia 2010–11 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 5000000000000000000♠0 !
Neuchâtel Xamax Switzerland 2011–12 7001130000000000000♠13 7000700000000000000♠7 7000200000000000000♠2 7000400000000000000♠4 7001538500000000000♠53.85
Sion Switzerland 2012–13 7000400000000000000♠4 7000200000000000000♠2 5000000000000000000♠0 7000200000000000000♠2 7001500000000000000♠50.00
Zaragoza Spain 2014 7001270000000000000♠27 7000800000000000000♠8 7001100000000000000♠10 7000900000000000000♠9 7001296300000000000♠29.63
Career Total 7002489000000000000♠489 7002181000000000000♠181 7002138000000000000♠138 7002170000000000000♠170 7001370100000000000♠37.01

Honours

Player

  • La Liga: 1984–85
  • Copa del Rey: 1982–83, 1987–88
  • Supercopa de España: 1983
  • Copa de la Liga: 1983, 1986
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1981–82
  • Coppa Italia: 1988–89
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1989–90; Runner-up 1988–89

Manager

  • Copa del Rey: 2003–04
  • Supercopa de España: 2004
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