Benito Floro

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Benito Floro
Personal information
Full name Benito Floro Sanz
Date of birth (1952-06-02) 2 June 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Club information
Current team
Alajuelense (coach)
Teams managed
Years Team
1978–1980 Silla
1980–1983 Torrent
1983–1984 Dénia
1984–1985 Gandía
1985–1986 Alzira
1986–1987 Ontinyent
1987–1988 Olímpic Xàtiva
1988–1989 Villarreal
1989–1992 Albacete
1992–1994 Real Madrid
1994–1996 Albacete
1996–1997 Sporting Gijón
1998 Vissel Kobe
1999–2001 Monterrey
2002–2004 Villarreal
2004 Mallorca
2009 Barcelona SC
2011–2012 WAC
2013–2016 Canada
2016– Alajuelense
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Floro and the second or maternal family name is Sanz.

Benito Floro Sanz (born 2 June 1952) is a Spanish football manager, currently in charge of Costa Rican club Liga Deportiva Alajuelense.

Football career[edit]

Floro was born in Gijón, Asturias. During his professional career he managed Albacete Balompié (two spells, starting off in 1989 in Segunda División B and leading the club to a first-ever La Liga promotion in just two years[1]), Real Madrid (winning the Copa del Rey in his first season), Sporting de Gijón, Vissel Kobe, Club de Fútbol Monterrey, Villarreal CF[2]– he had already coached the Valencian in the third level – RCD Mallorca (leaving the Balearic Islands side after just a few months after being appointed in the 2004 summer[3]) and Barcelona Sporting Club.[4]

Starting in 2005 Floro briefly worked for former club Real Madrid as director of football,[5] then switched to sports commentator with Telecinco. On 5 July 2013, the Canadian Soccer Association announced him as the new manager of the national team,[6][7] taking over from interim coach Colin Miller on 1 August.[8]

On 14 September 2016, Floro's contract was not renewed after failing to qualify the team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Floro's son, Antonio, was also a football coach. He too worked in Canada.[10]


Real Madrid


  1. ^ "El Albacete hace historia" [Albacete makes history] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 10 June 1991. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Floro commits to Villarreal future;, 22 May 2003
  3. ^ Floro farewell from Mallorca;, 26 October 2004
  4. ^ Benito Floro: Una apuesta arriesgada (Benito Floro: A gamble); El Diario de Vida Suave, 15 January 2009 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Madrid turn to familiar Floro;, 23 December 2005
  6. ^ Report: Canada to name former Real Madrid manager Benito Floro as new coach; Major League Soccer, 4 July 2013
  7. ^ "Former Real Madrid manager Benito Floro named Canadian soccer coach". The Globe and Mail. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Soccer Association announces Benito Floro as new men's national team head coach". Canada Soccer. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Floro out as Canadian men's soccer coach". The Sports Network. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Men's head coach Benito Floro sees light at end of Canadian soccer tunnel". The Globe and Mail. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

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