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Rafael Benitez


Ex – sweeper whose profession spanned from 1974 to 1986; became a longtime supervisor after retiring, having significant amounts of success training Valencia from 2001 to 2004 and Liverpool from 2004 to 2010. He started his professional profession with True Madrid Castilla in 1974. He received his initial coaching work with True Madrid’s B squad in 1993. He wedded Maria de Montserrat in 1988. He provides two daughters, Agata and Claudia. He started training goalkeeper Pepe Reina on Napoli in 2013.

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Full Name Rafael Benítez
Date Of Birth April 16, 1960
Place Of Birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.75 m
Weight 75 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Education Technical University of Madrid, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Nationality Spanish
Spouse Maria de Montserrat
Children Claudia Benítez, Ágata Benítez
Parents Francisco Benítez, Rosario Maudes
Star Sign Aries

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1 Managed Liverpool to the champion league final in 2007.
2 While his father supported Atlético Madrid, his mother is a big fan of Real.
3 Born to Francisco Benítez, a hotelier, and Rosario Maudes, he is the second of three children.
4 As a coach, he won two Spanish Championships (2002, 2004) and the UEFA Cup (2004) with Valencia; the Champions League (2005), the European Super Cup (2005) and the FA Cup (2006) with Liverpool.
5 Started his managerial career with the Real Madrid youth team.
6 During his career as a coach, he managed the following professional teams: Real Valladolid (1995-1996), CA Osasuna (1996-1997), CF Extremadura (1997-1999), CD Tenerife (2000-2001), Valencia (2001-2004) and Liverpool (since 2004).
7 Has two daughters, Claudia (born in 1999) and Agatha (born in 2002), with his wife Montse, a Doctor of Law.



Football League Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself - Newcastle Manager
Final Score 2016 TV Series Himself - Manager, Newcastle
Match of the Day 2004-2013 TV Series Himself
Match of the Day 2 2005-2013 TV Series Himself
Football Focus 2011 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Dream Team 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
BBC News 24 2006 TV Series Himself
Steven Gerrard: My Story 2005 Video Himself
Goal! The Dream Begins 2005 Himself (uncredited)
Liverpool FC: Champions of Europe 2005 2005 Video Himself
Retransmisión del Mundial de Fútbol de Corea y Japón 2002 2002 TV Movie Himself - Comentatista

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Sport Matters 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

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