Manuel Pellegrini

Soccer Player

Birthday September 16, 1953

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Santiago, Chile

Age 69 years old

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Former Chilean center back who spent his entire 13-year career with Universided de Chile while representing the Chilean national team. He became a manager after retirement, taking over the reigns of Manchester City in 2013 after three seasons with Malaga and one with Real Madrid.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in civil engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 1979.


He received his first managing role with the Universidad de Childe in 1988, two years after retiring from the game.

Family Life

He married Carola Pucci. He has three sons: Juan, Nicolas, and Manuel. 

Associated With

He managed goalkeeper Iker Casillas for a season with Real Madrid.