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Marcelino García Toral

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† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Toral.

Marcelino García Toral (born 14 August 1965 in Villaviciosa, Asturias) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and the current manager of Villarreal CF.

Playing career

García Toral (simply Marcelino in his playing days), was irregularly used in his first four professional seasons, at Sporting de Gijón – he did appear in a career-best 33 matches in 1986–87, as the Asturians finished fourth in La Liga. His top flight debut was on 22 December 1985 in a 1–1 away draw against Celta de Vigo.

Toral retired in 1991 at only 26, after two Segunda División spells, with Racing de Santander and Levante UD, both ended in relegation.

Manager career

García Toral started coaching at 33 with lowly CD Lealtad, also in Asturias. For four of the next five years he worked in Segunda División B, with Sporting's reserves.

From 2003–05 Toral was in charge of the first team, finishing 5th and 10th in the second level, then signed with fellow league outfit Recreativo de Huelva, which he led to promotion in his first season and a comfortable mid-table position in the top flight in the following, which made him the recipient of his first Miguel Muñoz Trophy.

García Toral resigned at the end of the season and took over at former club Santander, leading the Cantabrians to a best-ever 6th-place finish, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup. However, on 29 May 2008, he again moved teams, returning to division two and joining Real Zaragoza with the objective of a promotion,[1] which was finally achieved; in the process of signing, he had rejected Valencia CF, and became the country's best paid manager at €2.4 million per year, following the departure of Real Madrid's Bernd Schuster.[2]

On 13 December 2009, following a string of poor results (the last a 1–2 home defeat to Athletic Bilbao), García Toral was fired by Zaragoza, with the Aragonese nonetheless still above the relegation zone.[3] In early February 2011 he returned to Racing Santander, replacing fired Miguel Ángel Portugal.[4]

García Toral was appointed at Sevilla FC for 2011–12.[5] On 6 February 2012, following seven games without a win – the last being a 1–2 home loss against Villarreal CF – and with the Andalusia club ranking 11th, he was relieved of his duties.[6]



Spain U20




External links

  • Sevilla official profile
  • BDFutbol player profile
  • BDFutbol coach profile
  • FIFA competition record
  • Transfermarkt profile
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bernd Schuster
Miguel Muñoz Trophy
(shared with Juande Ramos)

Succeeded by
Manuel Pellegrini
Preceded by
Manuel Preciado
Miguel Muñoz Trophy
Segunda División

Succeeded by
Luis García
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