Luis Miguel Gail

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Luis Miguel Gail
Personal information
Full name Luis Miguel Gail Martín
Date of birth (1961-02-23) 23 February 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Valladolid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1976–1977 Valladolid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977 Valladolid B
1977–1986 Valladolid 241 (35)
1986–1991 Betis 109 (11)
Total 350 (46)
National team
1978–1979 Spain U18 7 (3)
1979 Spain U19 2 (0)
1979 Spain U20 3 (1)
Teams managed
1999 Sabadell
2000–2001 Xerez
2001 Zamora
2006–2007 Laguna
2010 Castile and León (U18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Miguel Gail Martín (23 February 1961) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

He amassed La Liga totals of 266 matches and 29 goals during one full decade, representing in the competition Valladolid and Betis.

Club career[edit]

Gail was born in Valladolid, Castile and León. After emerging through the club's youth ranks, he made his senior debut for local Real Valladolid at only 16. He first appeared in La Liga in the 1980–81 campaign, competing with the side in that level in six straight seasons, scoring more than 40 official goals and helping to the conquest of the (short-lived) Copa de la Liga in his final year, against Atlético Madrid.[1]

In summer 1986, Gail joined Real Betis also in the top division. He netted nine times in the league in his first two years combined but also suffered relegation to Segunda División twice, eventually retiring from professional football at only 30 with totals of 350 games and 46 goals.

Gail took up coaching subsequently, but never in higher than Segunda División B.




  1. ^ "25 años de la Copa de la Liga" [25 years from the League Cup]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2016.

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