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BENÍTEZ, Rafael

Rafael BENÍTEZ
Newcastle United FC (ENG)
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Full name Rafael Benítez Maudes  
Date of Birth April 16, 1960
Birthplace Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Team Newcastle United FC (ENG)
Coach debut * Age 35 (July 1995 - Real Valladolid, SPA)
Tactical style 4-2-3-1
Honours N/A
*) As head coach at senior level
   
PLAYING CAREER
Position Sweeper
Clubs Real Madrid Castilla (SPA - 1974-81), Guardamar (SPA - 1981), Parla (SPA - 1981-85), Linares (SPA - 1985-86)
Int. caps 0
Int. goals 0
World Cups 0 matches
Honours N/A

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR COACHES
Teams coached (central column) +
TFR Coaches Rankings (right column)
2016-17 Newcastle (ENG)
-
2015-16 Newcastle (ENG)
29
-  Real Madrid (SPA)
-
2014-15 Napoli (ITA)
25
2013-14 Napoli (ITA)
21
2012-13 Chelsea (ENG)
15
2011-12 Out of Contract 
-
2010-11 Inter (ITA)
-
2009-10 Liverpool (ENG)
11
2008-09 Liverpool (ENG)
3
2007-08 Liverpool (ENG)
4
Ass. = Assistant - Yth. = Youth

CAREER
2016-17 Newcastle
2015-16 Newcastle
- Real Madrid
2014-15 Napoli
2013-14 Napoli
2012-13 Chelsea
2011-12 Out of Contract 
2010-11 Inter
2009-10 Liverpool
2008-09 Liverpool
2007-08 Liverpool
2006-07 Liverpool
2005-06 Liverpool
2004-05 Liverpool
2003-04 Valencia
2002-03 Valencia
2001-02 Valencia
2000-01 Tenerife
1999-00 Out of Contract 
1998-99 Extremadura
1997-98 Extremadura
1996-97 Osasuna
1995-96 Real Valladolid
1994-95 Real Madrid Castilla
1993-94 Real Madrid Ass.
- Real Madrid Castilla
1992-93 Out of Contract 
1991-92 Real Madrid Yth.
1990-91 Real Madrid Yth.
1989-90 Real Madrid Yth.
Ass. = Assistant - Yth. = Youth



DID YOU KNOW ?

Rafael Benítez's mother was a big football fan and supported Real Madrid, while his father supported Atlético Madrid.

He has a degree in physical education from the sports faculty at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Due to ongoing injury problems he retired as a player allready at the age of 26.

He is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.