Óscar Alcides Mena

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Óscar Mena
Personal information
Full name Óscar Alcides Mena Fernández
Date of birth (1970-11-30) 30 November 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Luján, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gavà (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Club Luján
1992–1994 Defensores
1994–1996 Platense 42 (7)
1996–1997 Lanús 32 (4)
1997–1998 Mallorca 35 (7)
1998–2001 Atlético Madrid 54 (3)
2001 Xerez 2 (1)
2001–2002 Racing Santander 19 (1)
2003 Toledo 12 (2)
2003–2004 Olimpo 29 (4)
2004 Las Palmas 6 (0)
2004–2005 Ciempozuelos
Teams managed
2005–2006 Atlético C (assistant)
2009–2010 Antequera
2010 Jumilla
2011–2012 Atlético Madrid (youth)
2012–2014 Atlético C
2014 Atlético B
2016 Alcorcón B
2016– Gavà
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Óscar Alcides Mena Fernández, nicknamed El Mencho (born 30 November 1970), is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and the current manager of CF Gavà.

Football career[edit]

Born in Luján, Buenos Aires, Mena started his career playing for Club Luján and then Club Defensores de Cambaceres, both in the third division. In 1994, he made his debuts in the Primera División with Club Atlético Platense, moving to Club Atlético Lanús for a further season.

In 1997–98, both Mena and goalkeeper Carlos Roa were bought by Spain's RCD Mallorca. Eminently a defensive-minded player, the former scored seven La Liga goals during the campaign, helping the Balearic Islands team finish fifth straight from the second level as well as to a runner-up finish in the Copa del Rey.

Subsequently, Mena signed with Atlético Madrid, where he faced stiff competition for a starting job and also suffered from injuries. He resumed his career in Spain in its second, third and fourth tiers, with a quick return to Argentina with Olimpo de Bahía Blanca in between.

Mena retired from the game in February 2005, making a return to Atlético Madrid later on, appearing for its indoor soccer side. Subsequently he began his coaching career, first with the Colchoneros' youths then acting as assistant to the C-team.

On 10 February 2014, following a division three loss at CD Sariñena which left Atlético Madrid B in the relegation zone, Mena replaced Alfredo Santaelena, who had also played for the club in the 90s, as head coach.[1]

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