Rafael Benítez Bio
Rafael Benítez is a Spanish professional football coach who is the manager of Premier League club Newcastle United. He is the only manager in history to have won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
|Rafael Benítez Biography|
|Born||He was Born on 16 April 1960|
|Wife||Maria de Montserrat|
|Teams coached||Newcastle United F.C. (Association football manager, since 2016), MORE|
|Children||Ágata Benítez, Claudia Benítez|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Rafael Benítez was born on 16 April 1960 in Madrid, Spain. He is a Spanish professional football coach. His wife name is Maria de Montserrat. Rafael Benítez has 2 children.
Benítez passed through the playing ranks as a midfielder for both Real Madrid Aficionados in the Tercera División and Castilla CF in the Segunda División. He also enrolled as a student at INEF, the sports faculty at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and in 1982 he obtained a degree in physical education.
In 1979, Benítez was selected to play for the Spain Youth U-19s at the World Student Games in Mexico City and he scored a penalty in the opening game, a 10–0 win against Cuba. In the next game, a 0–0 draw against Canada, he was injured in a hard tackle. The injury saw him sidelined for a year and hampered his chances of becoming a major player. In 1981, Benítez joined Tercera División side Parla.
Initially, he joined Parla on loan, but eventually signed for them permanently and helped them gain promotion to Segunda División B. He also played a further three games for the Spain Universities XI. In 1985, he signed for Segunda División B club Linares and under Enrique Mateos, he served as a player/coach. Further injury problems saw him miss almost the entire 1985–86 season and he subsequently retired as a player.
Rafael Benítez Real Madrid
On 3 June 2015, Benítez was confirmed as the new Real Madrid manager, signing a three-year contract. Real Madrid remained unbeaten in the league until a 3–2 loss at Sevilla in the 11th matchday.
This was followed by a 4–0 home loss in the first Clásico of the season against Barcelona. Real later played Cádiz in the Copa del Rey Round of 32, winning away 3–1 in the first leg. However, they fielded an ineligible player in Denis Cheryshev as he was suspended for that match, resulting in the second leg being canceled and Madrid being disqualified. Meanwhile, Real topped their UEFA Champions League group with 16 points.
On 4 January 2016, Benítez’s contract was terminated following allegations of unpopularity with supporters, displeasure with players and a failure to get good results against top sides.
“I would like to see this club growing and growing, going to where I think they deserve to be.”
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 3, 2019
At the time of his dismissal, Real was third in La Liga, four points behind leaders Atlético Madrid and two points behind arch-rivals Barcelona, the latter of whom had a game in hand.
Rafael Benítez Wife, Children, Personal Life
Benítez’s father, Francisco, worked as a hotelier. His mother is Rosario Maudes. Rosario was a big football fan and supported Real Madrid, while his father supported Atlético Madrid.
New contract thoughts….
RAFAEL BENITEZ pic.twitter.com/VaV2YzStLt
— Nufc Chants 🎶 (@toonchants) April 21, 2019
Francisco died in December 2005 while Benítez was in Japan for the FIFA Club World Championship.
Rafael Benítez married Maria Montserrat in 1998. They have two daughters, Claudia, who was born in Madrid in 1999, and Ágata who was born in Valencia in 2002. Benítez is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian.