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Rafael Benítez

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Birthday
16, 1960
Birthplace
Madrid, Spain
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Madrid, Spain

About

Former sweeper whose career spanned from 1974 to 1986; became a longtime manager after retiring, having a great deal of success coaching Valencia from 2001 to 2004 and Liverpool from 2004 to 2010.

Before Fame

He began his professional career with Real Madrid Castilla in 1974.

Trivia

He received his first coaching job with Real Madrid's B squad in 1993.

Family Life

He married Maria de Montserrat in 1988. He has two daughters, Agata and Claudia. 

Associated With

He began coaching goalkeeper Pepe Reina on Napoli in 2013.