Manuel Castiñeiras

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Manuel Castiñeiras
Personal information
Full name Manuel Castiñeiras Porto
Date of birth (1979-08-07) 7 August 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Compostela, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Compostela B
2001–2004 Compostela 79 (0)
2004–2006 Eibar 76 (0)
2006–2007 Tenerife 11 (0)
2007–2010 Racing Ferrol 53 (0)
2010–2011 Cerceda 19 (1)
2011–2015 Compostela 65 (2)
Total 303 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Manuel Castiñeiras Porto (born 7 August 1979) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Castiñeiras' career was mainly associated with local SD Compostela. He represented them in four levels of Spanish football, the highest being Segunda División.

Other than the Galicians, in that level Castiñeiras also played for SD Eibar, CD Tenerife[1] and Racing de Ferrol,[2] for a total of 138 games over the course of five seasons. On 30 January 2015, the 35-year-old Compostela captain accepted to retire so that newly signed Yacine Qasmi could be registered by the Royal Spanish Football Federation;[3] he joined the club's organigram immediately afterwards.[4]


  1. ^ "Manuel Castiñeiras: "El resultado es injusto"" [Manuel Castiñeiras: "The score is unfair"] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 18 March 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Manuel Castiñeiras destaca el espíritu de lucha del Eibar" [Manuel Castiñeiras highlights Eibar's fighting spirit]. El Diario Vasco (in Spanish). 10 April 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Manuel Castiñeiras se retira para hacer sitio a Yacine en el Compos" [Manuel Castiñeiras retires to make way for Yacine at Compos]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 30 January 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Manuel Castiñeiras deja el fútbol" [Manuel Castiñeiras leaves football]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 30 January 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 

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