Manuel Suárez de Begoña

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Full name Manuel Suárez de Begoña
Date of birth Unknown
Place of birth Getxo, Spain
Date of death (1936-08-23)August 23, 1936[1]
Place of death Alicante, Spain
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1916–1917 Arenas Getxo
1921–1922 Athletic Club
1924–1928 Athletic Club
1927–1928 Atlético Madrid
1928–1929 Arenas Getxo 11 (4)
1929–1930 Betis
1930–1932 Arenas Getxo 4 (2)
1932–1934 Hércules
Teams managed
1934–1936 Hércules
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Manuel Suárez de Begoña also known as Manolo Suárez or simply Suárez (b. Getxo – d. August 23, 1936 in Alicante)[1] was a Spanish football forward and manager.

Football career[edit]

Suárez began to play football aged 13. He studied at an English university for four years, where he practiced football and athletics.

His career started with Arenas de Getxo before he moved to Athletic Bilbao. He played nine seasons for the latter club, many of them as an amateur. In 1929 he made his debut in the Primera División with Arenas.

His last team was Hércules CF, from 1932 to 1936. In January 1934 he took over as coach of the team serving as player-manager until the end of the Liga throughout the following season. During the 1935/36 season he retired as a player and served only as coach.

He is the only Hércules coach to have won two promotions. In August 1936 he was assassinated on the outskirts of Alicante at the onset of the Spanish Civil War.[1] In Alicante there's a street named after him.[2]

He was summoned to play for the Spanish team in a friendly match against Portugal on January 10, 1928 in Estádio do Lumiar, but did not make the starting eleven.[3]


As a player[edit]

As a manager[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ya tiene el Hércules entrenador, (in Spanish), August 16, 1940
  2. ^ Manuel Suárez Street in Google Maps
  3. ^ Martialay, Félix: Todo sobre la selección española, page 42. Librerías Deportivas Esteban Sanz Martier, 2006.

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