Víctor Torres Mestre

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Víctor Torres Mestre
Personal information
Full name Víctor Manuel Torres Mestre
Date of birth (1970-12-31) 31 December 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1977–1989 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Real Madrid B 47 (0)
1990–1991 Real Madrid 2 (0)
1993 Logroñés 1 (0)
1993–1998 Espanyol 178 (1)
1998–1999 Bordeaux 24 (0)
1999–2000 Alavés 33 (0)
2000–2001 Betis 13 (0)
2001 Varzim 3 (0)
2004–2005 Sporting Mahonés 15 (0)
2005–2006 Premià 21 (0)
Total 337 (1)
National team
1985–1987 Spain U16 8 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Real Madrid (youth)
2011 Badajoz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Víctor Manuel Torres Mestre (born 31 December 1970) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

Playing career[edit]

Torres Mestre was born in Madrid. After unsuccessfully graduating through Real Madrid's youth ranks, only appearing in two La Liga matches in three-and-a-half years[1][2] and mainly playing with the B-squad, he was released in January 1993, only to find opportunities also scarce at fellow league club Logroñés.

In the 1993 summer, Torres Mestre signed with Espanyol,[3] being an instant first-choice as the Catalan team won the Segunda División title and finished sixth in La Liga the following season, narrowly missing out on qualification for the UEFA Cup. He remained a starter until 1998, when he left for Bordeaux.[4]

After one season in France, in which he was the most utilized player in his position as Bordeaux won the Division 1 championship, Torres Mestre returned to Spain, playing with Alavés[5] and Betis, the latter in the second tier. He retired in 2006, after spells with Varzim in Portugal[6][7] and with amateur sides Sporting Mahonés[8] and Premià.[9]

Managerial career[edit]

Torres Mestre started coaching in 2010, taking charge of Real Madrid youth sides. He started the 2011–12 campaign at the helm of Badajoz in Segunda División B,[10] leaving his post after only 18 rounds claiming unpaid wages.[11]

Honours[edit]

Español
Bordeaux

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El "otro" Madrid, tampoco" [The "other" Madrid, not happening either]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 3 March 1991. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "El Real, otra vez la de arena" [Real, tails again]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 17 March 1991. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Va a haber lucha, seguro" [Fight will happen, that's a given]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 31 July 1993. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Víctor Manuel TORRES MESTRE" (in Spanish). Hall of Fame Perico. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Excelente victoria frente a la Roma" [Excellent win against Roma]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 August 1999. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Torres Mestre: "Aceitei proposta do Varzim por puro prazer do futebol"" [Torres Mestre: "I accepted Varzim's offer out of sheer pleasure for football"]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 October 2001. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Torres Mestre foi à Póvoa despedir-se..." [Torres Mestre went to Póvoa to say goodbye...]. Record (in Portuguese). 9 November 2001. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "La nueva etapa de Torres Mestre" [Torres Mestre's new stage]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 16 August 2004. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Fran sale del banquillo para darle el ascenso al Ricoh Premià en Banyoles" [Fran comes off bench to give promotion to Ricoh Premià in Banyoles]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 May 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Torres Mestre buscará que el Badajoz "dé espectáculo"" [Torres Mestre will see that Badajoz "puts on a show"]. El Periódico de Extremadura (in Spanish). 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Torres Mestre decide abandonar el Badajoz tras impago de su nómina" [Torres Mestre decides to leave Badajoz after unpaid fees]. ABC (in Spanish). 23 December 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "La Copa marea al campeón" [Cup makes champion dizzy]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 9 May 1994. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 

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