Miguel Tendillo

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Miguel Tendillo
Personal information
Full name Miguel Tendillo Belenguer
Date of birth (1961-02-01) 1 February 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Moncada, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Moncada
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Mestalla
1979–1986 Valencia 209 (17)
1986–1987 Murcia 41 (2)
1987–1992 Real Madrid 98 (8)
1992–1993 Burgos 23 (1)
National team
1977–1979 Spain U18 17 (1)
1979 Spain U19 3 (0)
1979 Spain U20 4 (0)
1979 Spain U21 2 (0)
1980–1988 Spain 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Tendillo Belenguer (born 1 February 1961) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Over the course of 15 seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 370 games and 28 goals, representing most notably Valencia (eight years) and Real Madrid (five) and winning ten major titles combined.

Tendillo played nearly 30 times with Spain, representing the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Moncada, Valencia, Tendillo started his professional career with local giants Valencia CF, being an automatic first-choice since the age of 18 (29 La Liga matches in his first full season, which culminated with the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup conquest – he started in the final against Arsenal[1]).

After nearly 300 official appearances with Valencia Tendillo moved to Real Murcia, upon the Che 1986 relegation, and produced another solid season, which earned him the interest of league powerhouse Real Madrid as a replacement to longtime injuree Antonio Maceda: a starter in three of his five years, he helped the club to three leagues and as much domestic supercups.

Tendillo signed with lowly Real Burgos CF for 1992–93, not being able to help it prevent relegation from the top division and retiring at the campaign's closure, aged 32.

International career[edit]

Tendillo earned his first cap for Spain on 21 May 1980, at not yet 20, appearing in a 2–2 friendly with Denmark in Copenhagen. Subsequently he was called for that year's UEFA European Championship and the 1982 FIFA World Cup, appearing in a total of 27 internationals.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 April 1982 Luis Casanova, Valencia, Spain   Switzerland 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Valencia
Real Madrid

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