Ángel Martín González

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Ángel Martín González
Personal information
Full name Ángel Martín González
Date of birth (1964-04-28) 28 April 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1982 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Castilla 114 (3)
1986Osasuna (loan) 5 (0)
1986–1995 Osasuna 242 (5)
1995–1997 Rayo Vallecano 52 (0)
Total 413 (8)
National team
1981–1982 Spain U18 14 (0)
1985 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ángel Martín González (born 28 April 1964) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mostly as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Madrid, González was brought up in the Real Madrid youth system, and would subsequently represent Spain at various youth levels. However, after years only playing with the club's reserves, he was loaned in January 1986 to fellow La Liga side CA Osasuna; he only appeared in five matches during his first season in Navarre, but was instrumental in helping the team avoid relegation in the last round, at the expense of Valencia CF.

From his third full campaign onwards, González became an undisputed starter for Osasuna: alongside namesake Martín Domínguez, he helped the squad finish fourth in 1990–91 – playing in all but one of the matches – with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup.[1]

After a final season with Osasuna, filled with injuries and spent in the second division, González returned to the capital in the 1995 summer with lowly Rayo Vallecano, for a further two top flight years, being relegated in his second. He retired in June 1997, at age 33.

The year after retiring, González returned to Osasuna as an assistant coach and director of football (accumulating in some seasons). He was briefly fired in October 2003[2] but later returned, now in only the latter capacity; he occupied that position for several years.[3][4]

In the 2014 summer, still as a sporting director, González was appointed at Real Zaragoza in the second tier.[5]


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