Miera as a Real Madrid player (1965)
|Full name||Vicente Miera Campos|
|Date of birth||10 May 1940|
|Place of birth||Nueva Montaña, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
|Olympic medal record|
|1992 Barcelona||Team Competition|
He appeared in 139 La Liga games over ten seasons and scored two goals, mainly at the service of Real Madrid. Later, he embarked on a managerial career which lasted more than 25 years, and included a brief spell with the Spain national team.
Born in the neighbourhood of Nueva Montaña in Santander, Cantabria, Miera played for two seasons (one in each major division) for hometown's Racing de Santander, moving in 1961 to Real Madrid. Never an undisputed starter safe for the 1964–65 season, he was part of the latter club's squads as they conquered seven La Liga titles, adding the European Cup in 1966.
Miera moved to Sporting de Gijón in 1969, helping it promote to the top level in his first year and retiring the following season. He won his sole cap for Spain on 10 December 1961, in a 1–1 friendly draw in France.
A manager since 1974, Miera started at the professional level with Real Oviedo, suffering top flight relegation in his second year, then moved to neighbours Sporting where he would remain for five years, except for the 1979–80 campaign at RCD Español. He worked in both major divisions for more than 20 years, his last stop being Sevilla FC (second division, in 1997–98).
Having already served as assistant during four years, Miera was handed the reins of the national team in 1991, remaining there for seven months as the nation failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 1992. That summer he switched to the Olympic squad, leading them to the gold medal in Barcelona.
- La Liga: 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69
- Copa del Generalísimo: 1961–62
- European Cup: 1965–66
- Real Madrid biography Archived 25 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
- "Francia, 1 – España, 1" [France, 1 – Spain, 1]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 11 December 1961. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- "Miera, destituido como técnico del Sevilla" [Miera, dismissed as manager of Sevilla]. El País (in Spanish). 24 December 1997. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- "Tiempo de llorar, tiempo de soñar" [A time to cry, a time to dream]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 5 September 1991. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- "Supervivientes de oro" [Golden survivors]. El País (in Spanish). 25 February 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
- El triunfo en el fútbol, broche de oro para España en Barcelona 92 (Football win, icing on the cake for Spain in Barcelona 92); Dame Un Silbidito, April 2010 (in Spanish)
- "La Roja de 1992, nuestra medalla de oro Olímpica" [1992's La Roja, our Olympic gold medal] (in Spanish). Antena 3. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2017.