|Full name||Miguel Pardeza Pichardo|
|Date of birth||8 February 1965|
|Place of birth||La Palma del Condado, Spain|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|1985–1986||→ Zaragoza (loan)||26||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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, Pardeza retired in 1999 at age 34. In June 2002 he became technical director of former side Real Zaragoza and, seven years later, he rejoined first team Real Madrid in the same capacity, following Florentino Pérez's return as president.
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.
- Real Madrid
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. 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.
- Pardeza e Higuera (Pardeza and Higuera); El Mundo Deportivo, 8 January 1992 (Spanish)
- Pardeza: 'Este Madrid es musculoso' (Pardeza: 'This Madrid is buffed'); El Mundo, 5 January 2008 (Spanish)
- Pardeza, nuevo director deportivo del Real Madrid (Pardeza, new Real Madrid director of football); El País, 1 June 2009 (Spanish)
- Belgium – Spain 1–2 (1–2); Planet World Cup, 21 June 1990
- Cuando Pardeza descubrió a Ruano (When Pardeza found Ruano); La Nueva España, 3 June 2009 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Miguel Pardeza at National-Football-Teams.com
- Stats at Medio Tiempo (Spanish)