Óscar Engonga

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Óscar Engonga
Personal information
Full name Óscar Engonga Maté
Date of birth (1968-09-12) 12 September 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Torrelavega, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1987 Gimnástica
1987–1988 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Gimnástica
1989–1990 Langreo 12 (2)
1990–1991 Sporting Mahonés 32 (3)
1991 Valladolid 1 (0)
1992 Tudelano
1992–1993 Toledo 30 (2)
1993–1994 Racing Santander 2 (0)
1994 Figueres 7 (1)
1994–1995 Mensajero 27 (2)
1995–1996 Racing Ferrol 29 (3)
1996–1998 Gimnástica 56 (12)
1998 Burgos 15 (0)
1999 Castellón 2 (0)
Total 213 (25)
Teams managed
2003 Equatorial Guinea
2012 Nsok Nsomo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Óscar Engonga Maté (born 12 September 1968) is an Equatoguinean retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current coach.

Football career[edit]

Engonga was born in Torrelavega, Cantabria. During his career, spent mainly in Spain's lower leagues but also comprising three La Liga matches, one for Real Valladolid and two with Racing de Santander, he retired as a footballer in 1999, aged only 30.

Shortly after, Engonga took up coaching, managing for a brief period Equatorial Guinea,[1] which featured former fellow professionals in Spain Rodolfo Bodipo and Benjamín Zarandona. Subsequently he served as technical assistant to his brother Vicente, when the latter was in charge of the national team.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Engonga comes from a football family. His father, Vicente, was also a footballer who left Equatorial Guinea in 1958 and settled in Torrelavega, playing for Gimnástica de Torrelavega and other teams in the region.[3] Óscar is the youngest of four brothers (all former players), the most prominent being older Vicente, who represented Spain at UEFA Euro 2000;[4] Óscar and Vicente coincided at Gimnástica – with siblings Julio and Rafael – and Valladolid in the 1991–92 season.

Engonga's son, Igor, who was born in Santa Cruz de La Palma while he played in that city for CD Mensajero,[2] represented Equatorial Guinea at both under-16[5] and senior level.


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