Luis Pasarín

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Luis Pasarín
Personal information
Full name Luis Casas Pasarín
Date of birth (1902-04-16)16 April 1902
Place of birth Pontevedra, Spain
Date of death 17 August 1986(1986-08-17) (aged 84)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1918–1921 Atlético Pontevedra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1923 Fortuna Vigo
1923–1929 Celta
1929–1935 Valencia 46 (0)
National team
1924–1926 Spain 6 (0)
Teams managed
1946 Spain
1946–1948 Valencia
1948–1951 Celta
1951–1952 Porto
1953–1954 Málaga
1955–1956 Oviedo
1957–1959 Celta
1959 Oviedo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luis Casas Pasarín (16 April 1902 – 17 August 1986) was a Spanish football defender and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Pontevedra, Galicia, Pasarín started his professional career with Celta de Vigo. One of the club's first captains, he played in its first ever official tournament, the 1923 Galician Championship, which ended in conquest.[1]

During six seasons, Pasarín played in La Liga with Valencia CF,[2] created precisely after he left Celta. His best individual input occurred in 1932–33 as he played in 17 games, but the Che could only rank ninth out of ten teams, narrowly avoiding relegation; after retiring in 1935 he worked in the Ministry of Labour, but returned shortly after to play for amateurs Nacional de Madrid.[1]

Pasarín earned six caps for Spain, and represented the nation at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Manager career[edit]

After the Spanish Civil War, Pasarín obtained his coaching license. He was in charge of the national side for one game, then returned to Valencia for the 1946–47 season, leading the club to its third national championship in six years; a runner-up position followed in the following year, trailing champions FC Barcelona by three points.[3]

Pasarín also managed Celta during five top flight campaigns in two separate spells, and also worked in that capacity with Real Oviedo and FC Porto (Portugal).[4] He died on 17 August 1986 at the age of 84, in Madrid.[5]


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