Miguel Pardeza

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Miguel Pardeza
Personal information
Full name Miguel Pardeza Pichardo
Date of birth (1965-02-08) 8 February 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth La Palma del Condado, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1979–1982 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Castilla 36 (11)
1984–1987 Real Madrid 28 (5)
1985–1986 Zaragoza (loan) 26 (5)
1987–1997 Zaragoza 271 (71)
1997–1999 Puebla 36 (6)
National team
1980–1981 Spain U16 3 (1)
1982–1983 Spain U18 13 (1)
1986 Spain U21 3 (0)
1987–1988 Spain U23 2 (0)
1989–1990 Spain 5 (0)
* 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 Pardeza and the second or maternal family name is Pichardo.

Miguel Pardeza Pichardo (born 8 February 1965) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

He was part of Real Madrid's generation of footballers known as Quinta del Buitre, but spent the better part of his career at Real Zaragoza. After retiring as a player, he returned to his first club in directorial capacities.

Having appeared in 325 La Liga games over the course of 13 seasons (81 goals scored), Pardeza was part of the Spanish squad at the 1990 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in La Palma del Condado, Province of Huelva, Pardeza was a youth system graduate at Real Madrid, making his first-team debuts during the 1983–84 season. After a loan at Real Zaragoza he returned, helping with 25 games and five goals to the side's 1987 national league conquest.

In the 1987–88 campaign Pardeza joined Zaragoza permanently, going on to become one of the Aragonese club's most prominent members as an offensive player with skills, vision and netting ability (he scored in double figures in four seasons). During 1994–95 he scored 11 La Liga goals, while also helping the club to that season's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, against Arsenal.

After a quick spell with Mexico's Puebla FC, where he rejoined former Zaragoza teammate Francisco Higuera,[1] Pardeza retired in 1999 at age 34. In June 2002 he became technical director of former side Real Zaragoza[2] and, seven years later, he rejoined first team Real Madrid in the same capacity, following Florentino Pérez's return as president.[3]

International career[edit]

After playing at youth and Olympic level, Pardeza earned five caps for the Spanish full side. He made his debut on 11 October 1989 in a 2–2 draw against Hungary in Budapest for the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and his last appearance came in the finals in Italy on 21 June 1990, as he appeared two minutes in the 2–1 success over Belgium.[4]

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid
Zaragoza

Outside football[edit]

After four years of law studies and Hispanic philology at the University of Zaragoza (1994–99), Pardeza prepared a thesis on César González Ruano, a Spanish journalist/writer.[5] He also collaborated with newspapers and radios, an was a speaker for the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) from 1990, acting as its Secretary-General since 1996.

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