Ángel Cuéllar

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Ángel Cuéllar
Personal information
Full name Ángel Manuel Cuéllar Llanos
Date of birth (1972-09-13) 13 September 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Villafranca de los Barros, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Youth career
Revilla
Amistad
1982–1983 Híspalis
1983–1989 Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Betis B 43 (20)
1990–1995 Betis 130 (28)
1995–1997 Barcelona 20 (2)
1997–2001 Betis 54 (5)
2001–2002 Gimnàstic 21 (9)
2002–2003 Racing Ferrol 33 (12)
2003–2005 Levante 31 (3)
2005–2007 Lugo 62 (23)
2007–2008 Narón 22 (15)
Total 416 (117)
National team
1987–1989 Spain U16 26 (11)
1988–1990 Spain U18 7 (4)
1991 Spain U20 4 (0)
1991 Spain U23 1 (0)
1994–1995 Spain 2 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Payosaco
2015–2017 Cerceda
2017 Jumilla
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ángel Manuel Cuéllar Llanos (born 13 September 1972) is a Spanish retired footballer, and is a manager.

A left winger or a forward, his main assets were dribbling and netting ability. He spent most of his professional career with Betis (nine years) and also had a brief unsuccessful spell with Barcelona, greatly marred by injury.

Over the course of eight La Liga seasons, Cuéllar amassed totals of 111 matches and 17 goals.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Villafranca de los Barros, Extremadura, Cuéllar made his debut for Real Betis' first team aged 18, in a 0–1 La Liga away loss against CD Logroñés on 4 November 1990, with the Andalusia side finishing the season last. He became an undisputed starter while in Segunda División and scored 14 league in 1994–95, as they shot straight from the second level into a final third place (on 25 September 1994, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–0 home victory over Sporting de Gijón); during the campaign, he also appeared in two friendly matches with the Spain national team.[1]

In June 1995, Cuéllar signed a five-year deal with league powerhouse FC Barcelona.[2] After suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury during his first official game, a 2–0 win at Real Valladolid,[3] he would feature sparingly throughout his two-year spell, as Barça won three trophies during 1996–97.[1]

Returning to Betis in 1997 for 300 million pesetas, Cuéllar would be sacked by club president Manuel Ruiz de Lopera after the side were relegated at the end of the 1999–2000 season, under the allegations of "alarmingly low working performances".[4] After two stints in the second level, both ended in relegation, he moved to Levante UD also in that tier, and was an important element in the Valencians' top flight promotion,[5] but would only appear seven times during the following campaign mainly due to injuries.[6][7]

Subsequently, Cuéllar played three seasons in Tercera División, two with CD Lugo[8] and his final with Narón BP. After 15 goals in 2007–08, best in the competition,[9] he retired from professional football at almost 36.

Coaching career[edit]

In June 2015, Cuéllar was appointed manager of CCD Cerceda in the Spanish fourth tier.[10] Two years later he moved up one level to Segunda División B's FC Jumilla,[11] being dismissed after failing to win a single match in eight.[12]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

Levante

International[edit]

Spain U16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yo jugué en el Real Betis: Ángel Cuéllar (I played for Real Betis: Ángel Cuéllar); Vavel, 11 January 2013 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Angel Cuéllar firma como azulgrana por cinco temporadas (Ángel Cuéllar signs as azulgrana for five seasons); El Mundo, 27 June 1995 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Cuéllar será baja durante cinco meses (Cuéllar out of action for five months); El País, 5 September 1995 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Tribunal Constitucional ordena que se reabra el caso Cuéllar (The Constitutional Court orders Cuéllar case be re-opened); ABC, 17 December 2004 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Levante festejó el título con un homenaje al equipo que subió en 2004 (Levante celebrated title by honouring team that promoted in 2004); EFE, 11 June 2017 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Cuéllar estará tres semanas de baja por una rotura fibrilar (Cuéllar to miss three weeks with fiber rupture); Diario AS, 14 September 2004 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Villarreal de Pellegrini quiere sumar de visitante (Pellegrini's Villarreal want to add away from home); El Mercurio, 15 January 2005 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Cuéllar: "No sé lo que daría por estar ahí" (Cuéllar: "I don't know what I would give to be there"); Marca, 24 June 2011 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Narón mira al ascenso con los tres pichichis de Tercera (Narón look to promotion with the three Tercera top scorers); La Voz de Galicia, 13 February 2008 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Ángel Cuéllar será el nuevo entrenador del Cerceda (Ángel Cuéllar will be the new manager of Cerceda); La Voz de Galicia, 18 June 2015 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Ángel Cuéllar dirigirá al Jumilla (Ángel Cuéllar will coach Jumilla); Marca, 6 July 2017 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ El Jumilla destituye a Ángel Cuéllar (Jumilla dismiss Ángel Cuéllar); La Opinión de Murcia, 10 October 2017 (in Spanish)

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