Raúl González Triana

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Raúl González
Personal information
Full name Raúl Valentín González Triana
Date of birth (1968-02-14) 14 February 1968 (age 49)[1]
Place of birth Unknown, Cuba
Playing position Manager
Teams managed
Years Team
2001 Ciego de Ávila
2006–2007 Cuba
2008–2012 Cuba U23
2011–2012 Cuba
2012–2014 Cuba U20
2015–2016 Cuba

Raúl Valentín González Triana is the Cuba national football team head coach.


Cuba national team[edit]

González was appointed as head coach of the Cuba national football team in 2006. He coached Cuba at the 2007 Caribbean Cup where they finished in third place qualifying for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[2] He departed the position soon after.

He was re-appointed in October 2008, competing in the 2008 Caribbean Cup finishing in fourth place overall qualifying for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup but Cuba withdrew from the Gold Cup competition.[3]

In 2010 Caribbean Cup, he led Cuba to a third-place finish qualifying for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[4] He departed the position in November 2012.

He was re-appointed in January 2015.

Cuba U23[edit]

González was appointed as the head coach of the Cuba U23 team in November 2011 to help Cuba in their quest to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics, things began well as they finished in first place of Group C in the first round, and finished first place in second round qualifying for the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Cuba exited at the group stage finishing fourth in Group A behind El Salvador, Canada and USA.[5]

He led the Cuban team at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games but was suspended for five games by CONCACAF due to racist behaviour.[6]

Cuba U20[edit]

Appointed in January 2013, González was tasked with preparing the team for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. The team finished fourth overall in the competition qualifying for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, for the first time.[7]

The Cuba national under-20 football team exited the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the group stage losing all three of their games against Portugal, Nigeria and South Korea.[8]


  1. ^ Raúl González Triana at Soccerway
  2. ^ "CONCACAF Gold Cup 2007 Technical Report" (pdf). CONCACAF. 2007. 
  3. ^ "Cubans withdraw from CONCACAF Gold Cup". Trinidad and Tobago Express. 18 March 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011 Technical Report" (pdf). CONCACAF. 2011. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Qualifying 2012". CONCACAF.com. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Suspenden a seleccionador de Cuba por comportamiento racista" (in Spanish). Marca. 18 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Under-20 Championship 2013 Technical Report". CONCACAF.com. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Technical Report" (pdf). FIFA.com. Retrieved 5 July 2015.