Pedro María Herrera

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Pedro María Herrera
Personal information
Full name Pedro María Herrera Sancristóbal
Date of birth (1959-07-17) 17 July 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Erandio
1981–1982 Salamanca 37 (4)
1982–1988 Zaragoza 155 (18)
1988–1989 Celta 19 (3)
Total 211 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro María Herrera Sancristóbal (born 17 July 1959) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Herrera was born in Bilbao, Biscay. He played youth football with local Athletic Bilbao and made his senior debuts with fellow Basque team SD Erandio Club, helping the latter promote from the regional championships into Segunda División B during his three-year spell.[1]

Herrera represented UD Salamanca, Real Zaragoza and Celta de Vigo professionally, the first club in Segunda División and the last two in La Liga, where he amassed totals of 174 games and 21 goals over the course of seven seasons. He retired during the 1989 pre-season after contracting a serious knee injury whilst at the service of the Galicians, and retired from football at only 30 years of age.[2]

After retiring, Herrera worked as general manager for Celta and Zaragoza.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Herrera's son, Ander, is also a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.[5][6]




  1. ^ "Sociedad Deportiva Erandio Club – "La historia de un triunfador"" [Sociedad Deportiva Erandio Club – "The story of a winner"] (in Spanish). Erandio Club. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pedro Herrera" (in Spanish). Yo Jugué en el Celta. 7 March 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ander Herrera, a imagen de Iniesta" [Ander Herrera, like Iniesta]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 30 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "El Zaragoza prescinde del secretario técnico Pedro Herrera" [Zaragoza releases general manager Pedro Herrera] (in Spanish). Terra. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Daniel Castresana (16 June 2011). "Ander Herrera se emancipa" [Ander Herrera comes of age]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "El padre de Ander ya ganó una final al Barça en el Calderón" [Ander's father already won a final to Barça at the Calderón]. Marca (in Spanish). 24 May 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 

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