José Miguel Prieto

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José Miguel Prieto
Personal information
Full name José Miguel Prieto Castillo
Date of birth (1971-11-22) 22 November 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Albacete, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Albacete 18 (0)
1989–1990 Sevilla B 19 (0)
1990–2003 Sevilla 251 (2)
Total 288 (2)
National team
1989–1990 Spain U18 15 (0)
1991 Spain U19 3 (0)
1992–1994 Spain U21 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Miguel Prieto Castillo (born 22 November 1971) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Nicknamed Shark due to his fierce character, he appeared in 274 competitive games for Sevilla, in a 14-year professional career.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Prieto began playing as a senior with local Albacete Balompié, in Segunda División B. In the summer of 1989 the 17-year-old signed with Sevilla FC, being assigned to the B-team who competed in the same level.

Prieto made his La Liga debut on 21 January 1990, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 away win against CD Tenerife.[3] He appeared in just 13 first-team matches in his first two full seasons combined, however.

Prieto scored his first top level goal on 9 April 1994, netting the game's only at Sporting de Gijón.[4] From 1996 to 2001 he experienced two promotions and as many relegations with his main club, partnering mainly Juan Martagón in the center of the defense.[5]

Prieto retired in June 2003 at the age of 31, after several knee problems.[1]

International career[edit]

Prieto earned 32 caps for Spain at youth level, including 14 for the under-21 team. He was sent off on his debut on 14 January 1992, in a 0–0 friendly draw in Portugal.[6]





Spain U21


  1. ^ a b "José Miguel Prieto: "Tan rápida fue la construcción del grupo del Sevilla campeón como su destrucción"" [José Miguel Prieto: "To build the champion Sevilla up was as fast as tearing it down"] (in Spanish). Vavel. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "El Sevilla expedienta a José Miguel Prieto por agredir a un asistente arbitral" [Sevilla open disciplinary proceedings against José Miguel Prieto for assaulting linesman]. El País. 31 July 2001. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Polster y Dasaev dieron la victoria al Sevilla" [Polster and Dasaev gave Sevilla the win]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 January 1990. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "El Sevilla, más cerca de la UEFA" [Sevilla, closer to UEFA]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 April 1994. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Prieto: “Mejorar al Sevilla es muy difícil”" [Prieto: “It's very difficult to make Sevilla better”] (in Spanish). La Colina de Nervión. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Portugal-España sub-21, sin goles" [Portugal-Spain under-21, goalless]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 15 January 1992. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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