Miguel Company

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Miguel Company
Personal information
Full name Miguel Alejandro Company Chumpitazi
Date of birth (1945-01-12) 12 January 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sport Huancayo (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–19?? Juan Aurich ? (?)
19??–1973 José Gálvez ? (?)
Teams managed
1985 Deportiva Tarma
1985 Juventud La Joya
1985 Colegio Nacional Iquitos
1986 Hungaritos Agustinos
1986 Unión Huaral
1987–1988 Sporting Cristal
1989 Alianza Lima
1990–1991 Sport Boys
1991 Peru
1992–1993 Deportivo Cali
1993 Veracruz
1994–1995 Peru
1997–1998 Honduras
1999 Universitario
2000 Saprissa
2000–2004 Cuba
2010–2011 Sport Boys
2012 Sport Huancayo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Alejandro Company Chumpitazi (born January 12, 1945) is a Peruvian football coach, ex-football player (1965–1973), and sports reporter.

Playing career[edit]

Company didn't have a great track record during his playing days.[1] He did manage to play for notable teams such as Chiclayo based club Juan Aurich and José Gálvez FBC of Chimbote around the 1970s.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

In the early 1980s Company contributed to Peruvian magazine Ovación by interviewing football figures such as César Luis Menotti.[1] Then in 1985 he would start his managerial career with Asociación Deportiva Tarma in the 1985 Torneo Descentralizado season.[1] In his first two years as a manager he coached several clubs in a very short time such as Juventud La Joya, Colegio Nacional de Iquitos, Hungaritos Agustinos, and Unión Huaral.

Then in 1987 Company had his first experience in charge of a big Peruvian club, Sporting Cristal.[1] Lasting only one year and a half, he was in charge of the Celestes for the 1987 Torneo Descentralizado which extended into early 1980 and left before the start of the 1988 Torneo Descentralizado.[1] He did however manage to win his first trophy with Sporting Cristal in the 1988 Marlboro Cup tournament.

Company then went on to have a short spell with Alianza Lima in the 1989 Torneo Descentralizado. He helped the club to a strong start to the season but then later struggled in the second half.[1] Then he was in charge of Sport Boys for 1990 Torneo Descentralizado and led the club to a Copa Libertadores groupstage place by winning the Liguilla Final.[1] He left right after and came back for the 1991 season only to leave again a few months later.[1]

Company then managed the Peruvian national team in two Copa America tournaments (1991 and 1995).[1] In both editions of the Copa America, he could not lead Peru out of the first group stage. During the 1991 edition he had physical altercations with a journalist and later with his player, Andrés Gonzales, who refused to play against Paraguay.[1] Gonzales was later banned from playing for Peru for two years.[1]

He was also in charge of the Honduras national football team in 1997 and 1998,[2] and the Cuba national football team from 2000 to 2004. In terms of national clubs, he led the Peruvian team Universitario de Deportes to a Torneo Apertura cup in 1999.

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

Sporting Cristal
Universitario de Deportes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Busco Equipo: Controversial Company" (in Spanish). dechalaca.com. 24 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (20 February 2005). "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1998 - Full Details". RSSSF. 

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