Rafael Benítez

Rafael Benítez Maudes (* 16. April 1960 in Madrid) is a Spanish football coach and a former football player.

As football players the Madrilene Rafael Benitez could not show a large career. It played with material Madrid, came however from 1973 to never 1981 beyond the reserve team. Until 1986 it played drittklassigen clubs with second and.

After its active career Benitez became a coach. Its first years worked he with the juniors of material Madrid. It received 1995 to its first coach post with material Valladolid. After a further station with APPROX. Osasuna he took over 1997 CF Extremadura and led the club into the first Spanish league. The same succeeded to it 2000/2001 with CD Teneriffa. It did not play with the kanarischen island club however then in the 1. League, but became of the fiber plastic Valencia abgeworben.

With Valencia it became in its first season equal Spanish masters. This repeated it 2004 and won the UEFA cup in the same season still. The new Spanish master coach became then a first Spanish coach with the fiber plastic Liverpool and made its final masterpiece as he with the Reds of the Anfield Road in its first season the UEFA champion League in the final against the AC Milan won.


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