Francisco Soler Atencia
|Full name||Francisco Manuel Soler Atencia|
|Date of birth||5 March 1970|
|Place of birth||Palma, Spain|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Atlético Baleares (coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Spain|
|Gold||1992 Barcelona||Team Competition|
He only played with Mallorca during his career, amassing La Liga totals of 168 games and three goals over the course of nine seasons and spending 14 years with the first team overall. He subsequently became a manager.
A hard-nosed player, Soler was born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, and played his entire career for local club RCD Mallorca. He made his first-team debuts in the 1990–91 season, and went on to amass nearly 400 overall appearances for the main squad.
In 1996–97 Soler was instrumental in helping Mallorca return to La Liga, and also appeared regularly the following campaign as the team finished fifth. He was named on the substitutes bench for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final.
In his final two years, however, Soler played almost no part in the side's lineups, and retired after 2003–04 at the age of 34. Subsequently he took up coaching and, in January 2007, was appointed at Portuguese first division club S.C. Beira-Mar after the Aveiro team signed a cooperation deal with Inverfutbol, a Spanish-based sporting company, not being able to help the side avoid relegation.
- Copa del Rey: 2002–03; Runner-up 1997–98
- Supercopa de España: 1998
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Runner-up 1998–99
- Beira-Mar: Carvalhal despedido para dar lugar a Paco Soler (Beira-Mar: Carvalhal sacked to make way for Paco Soler); Portal d'Aveiro, 9 January 2007 (Portuguese)