Mingo (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Carles Domingo Pladevall
Date of birth (1977-06-10) 10 June 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Hostalric, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Barcelona C
1995–1997 Barcelona B 43 (1)
1997–2000 Sporting Gijón 99 (2)
2000–2001 Rayo Vallecano 33 (0)
2001–2004 Betis 47 (1)
2004–2006 Albacete 43 (0)
2006–2012 Gimnàstic 148 (0)
Total 413 (4)
National team
1992–1993 Spain U16 6 (0)
1993–1995 Spain U18 17 (2)
1995 Spain U19 2 (0)
1995 Spain U20 3 (0)
1997 Spain U23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carles Domingo Pladevall (born 10 June 1977), known as Mingo, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

A FC Barcelona youth product, he appeared in 279 Segunda División games over the course of 11 seasons, mainly with Gimnàstic (five years) and Barcelona B (three). He added in 134 and one goal in La Liga, where he represented the former club and also Sporting de Gijón, Rayo Vallecano, Betis and Albacete.

Club career[edit]

Born in Hostalric, Girona, Catalonia, Mingo began his football career in FC Barcelona's youth system. Playing alongside Albert Celades and Iván de la Peña, he won the 1994 División de Honor and the Copa del Rey Juvenil; already a senior, he spent three seasons with the club's B-team.

Mingo was released in the 1997 summer, moving to Sporting de Gijón and making his La Liga debuts that season as the Asturias side was finally relegated. After two seasons he returned to the top flight with Rayo Vallecano, where his good performances attracted attention from Real Betis, with a good first campaign being followed by two subpar ones (in his last year, however, he scored his first goal in the top level, a 2–1 away win against RCD Espanyol on 25 January 2004[1]).

In 2004, Mingo moved to Albacete Balompié, playing one season each in the first and second divisions – in his second year, he was sent off three times. In 2006–07 he returned to his region of birth, signing with Gimnàstic de Tarragona and appearing in 16 league games in a season that ended in top flight relegation.

Veteran Mingo was regularly used by Nàstic in the following four second division campaigns, featuring in a minimum of 21 and a maximum of 29 league matches. He was released at the end of 2011–12, with the club suffering relegation.[2]


Spain U18


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