Migueli

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Migueli
Personal information
Full name Miguel Bernardo Bianquetti
Date of birth (1951-12-19) 19 December 1951 (age 62)
Place of birth Ceuta, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
O'Donnell
Cádiz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 Cádiz 77 (4)
1973–1988 Barcelona 391 (20)
Total 468 (24)
National team
1975–1976 Spain amateur 2 (0)
1974–1980 Spain 32 (1)
* 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 Bernardo and the second or maternal family name is Bianquetti.

Miguel Bernardo Bianquetti (born 19 December 1951), commonly known as Migueli, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

A player with immense physical power – he was nicknamed Tarzan[1]– he is best known for his Barcelona spell, which lasted almost 20 professional years.

Migueli appeared with Spain at the 1978 World Cup and Euro 1980.

Club career[edit]

Migueli was born in Ceuta. After playing with Cádiz CF from 1970 to 1973, competing in Segunda División, he transferred to La Liga giants FC Barcelona, where he became an undisputed starter after just one league appearance in his first year, going on to amass 391 games in the competition (549 overall, club's all-time best[2] until 5 January 2011, when Xavi surpassed him in a Copa del Rey match against Athletic Bilbao[3]).

In the 1978–79 European Cup Winners' Cup final against Fortuna Düsseldorf, Migueli played parts of the match – which went to extra time – with a broken collarbone, in an eventual 4–3 win.[4][5] In the 1986–87 season, already well into his 30's, he still managed to appear in 41 contests – 38 complete – and retired at the end of the following campaign, in which he added another domestic cup.

Subsequently Migueli worked with the Catalan club's coaching staffs, in the Joan Gaspart presidency.

International career[edit]

Migueli earned 32 caps and scored one goal for Spain, his debut coming on 20 November 1974 in a 2–1 win in Scotland for the UEFA Euro 1976 qualifiers.[6]

He represented the nation at the 1978 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1980, for a total of four appearances.[7]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 April 1980 El Molinón, Gijón, Spain  Czechoslovakia 1–1 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Barcelona

Individual[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other[8] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cádiz 1971–72 30 0 2 1 - - - - 32 1
1972–73 37 4 3 0 - - - - 40 4
Total 67 4 5 1 - - - - 72 5
Barcelona 1973–74 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
1974–75 29 2 4 0 6 0 - - 39 2
1975–76 34 5 5 0 9 1 - - 48 6
1976–77 25 1 1 0 7 0 - - 33 1
1977–78 33 2 6 1 10 1 - - 49 4
1978–79 28 0 2 0 9 1 - - 39 1
1979–80 31 2 2 1 7 0 - - 40 3
1980–81 20 3 6 1 2 0 - - 28 4
1981–82 3 0 1 0 2 0 - - 6 0
1982–83 31 1 6 0 6 0 6 0 49 1
1983–84 30 0 7 0 3 1 2 0 42 1
1984–85 32 4 7 0 1 0 4 0 44 4
1985–86 29 0 5 0 9 0 1 0 44 0
1986–87 41 0 0 0 8 0 - - 49 0
1987–88 24 0 7 0 6 0 - - 37 0
Total 391 20 59 3 85 4 13 0 548 27
Career totals 458 24 64 4 85 4 13 0 620 32

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Spain Juanito
Best Spanish player
1977–78
Succeeded by
Spain Quini