Conrado Miranda

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Conrado Miranda
Personal information
Full name José Conrado Miranda Sasso
Date of birth (1928-10-14) October 14, 1928 (age 86)
Place of birth San Vicente, El Salvador
Playing position midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
-1943 Pipiles F.C.
1944,1945 Independiente de San Vicente
-1954 Marte Quezaltepeque
1954 Uruguay
1955-57 Marte Quezaltepeque
1958 Club Sport La Libertad
1959-60 Águila
National team
1948–1955 El Salvador 54 (3)
Teams managed
1955–1957 Marte Quezaltepeque
1959–1961 Águila
1961 El Salvador
1962 UES
Quequeisque
1967 Alianza
1971 El Salvador
1975 El Salvador
1975–1978 Águila
Atlante
Once Municipal Tiburones
1989 El Salvador
1989 Cojutepeque
1993–1995 El Roble
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Miranda and the second or maternal family name is Sasso.

José Conrado Miranda Sasso (born October 14, 1928 in El Salvador). is a Salvadoran football player and former coach who created a legacy in El Salvador.

He and longtime partner Juan Francisco Barraza helped evolve football in El Salvador. He was known as El Estilista.

Club career[edit]

His first steps as a player are traced to the Pipiles F.C. His debut at the national level was playing for Independiente de San Vicente. Later he moved to CD Alacranes which was renamed C.D. Atlético Marte at his suggestion. In 1954 Conrado Miranda was contracted as a player by Uruguay de Coronado[1] (Costa Rica) for a 1 year contract. Afterwards he returned to Atlético Marte for a three year stint but this time as player/coach that produced three national championships (1955,1956,1957).

He was again contracted by a Costa Rica team, Club Sport La Libertad. After this final stint on international soil Conrado Miranda returned to El Salvador where he was contracted by C.D. Águila of San Miguel as both player and coach. The team earned a championship in 1959. In 1960, after suffering a broken leg, he retired as a player. He took the opportunity to coach the El Salvador National team and left his CD Aguila team in 1st place. They won the championship with Carlos Padilla as the coach (1960).

International career[edit]

Conrado Miranda represented El Salvador as a captain most of the time from 1948 to 1955,[2] during this period El Salvador won the Gold Medal at the VII Central American and Caribbean Games in 1954 in Mexico.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

As a coach Conrado Miranda has obtained multiple championships at national and international level (3 national championships with Atlético Marte, 3 national championships with CD Aguila, 1 CONCACAF Champions Cup). He has also coached the Salvadoran National team both at major and junior levels with success especially in 1964 when he took the youth National team to 1st place in the NORCECA, a competition played in Guatemala.

Conrado Miranda is also the founder of AEFES (Asociación de Entrenadores de Fútbol de El Salvador) for which he was the first president in 1965 and CONADEPRE (Comisión Nacional de Deportes Recreativos de El Salvador). Under this institution he created what is know now as Papi fútbol (fútbol for players over 35) and Babi fútbol (fútbol for players under 15) as a vehicle to promote the game.

Conrado Miranda has received multiple honours in recognition of his illustrious career. He was named to the Salvadoran Team of the 20th century and received "La Espiga Dorada" from the hands of the President of El Salvador at the time, Francisco Flores, in recognition for his achievements as a player and coach and for his contribution to all sporting activities at the national level.

Achievements[edit]

Year Finish Team Tournament Role Notes
1954 Champion Salvadoran National Team VII Juegos Centro Americanos y del Caribe Player played in México
1955 Champion Deportivo Atlético Marte 1st Division El Salvador Player/Coach
1956 Champion Deportivo Atlético Marte 1st Division El Salvador Player/Coach
1957 Champion Deportivo Atlético Marte 1st Division El Salvador Player/Coach
1959 Champion Club Deportivo Aguila 1st Division El Salvador Player/Coach
1960 Champion Club Deportivo Aguila 1st Division El Salvador Player/Coach* *Started season before taking National Team
1961 2nd Place Salvadoran Nacional Team NORCECA Coach played in Costa Rica
1962 Champion UES Liga de Ascenso Coach
1967 2nd Place Alianza F.C. 1st Division El Salvador Coach
1964 Champion Salvadoran Nacional Team NORCECA Under 19 Coach played in Guatemala
1975 Champion C.D. Águila 1st Division El Salvador Coach
1976 Champion C.D. Águila 1st Division El Salvador Coach
1976 Champion C.D. Águila CONCACAF Champions Cup Coach
1978 2nd Place C.D. Águila 1st Division El Salvador Coach
1989 2nd Place Cojutepeque F.C. 1st Division El Salvador Coach
1993 3rd Place C. D. El Roble 1st Division El Salvador Coach
1994 3rd Place C. D. El Roble 1st Division El Salvador Coach

As a coach[edit]

As a coach Conrado Miranda has obtained multiple championships at national and international level (3 national championships with Atlético Marte, 3 national championships with CD Aguila, 1 CONCACAF Champions Cup). He has also coached the Salvadoran National team both at major[4] and junior levels with success especially in 1964 when he took the youth National team to 1st place in the NORCECA played in Guatemala

In top of being a very successful coach Conrado Miranda is also the founder of AEFES (Asociación de Entrenadores de Fútbol de El Salvador) for which he was the first president in 1965 and CONADEPRE (Comisión Nacional de Deportes Recreativos de El Salvador). Under this institution he created what is know now as Papi fútbol (fútbol for players over 35) and Babi fútbol (fútbol for players under 15) as a tool to promote the game.

Conrado Miranda has received multiple honours in recognition of his illustrious career, he was named in the Salvadoran Team of the 20th century and received "La Espiga Dorada" from de hands of the President of El Salvador at the time Francisco Flores, the latest in recognition for his achievements as a player and coach and for his contribution to all sporting activities at national level.

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