Manu Trigueros

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Manu Trigueros
Manu Trigueros.JPG
Trigueros with Villarreal B in 2012
Personal information
Full name Manuel Trigueros Muñoz
Date of birth (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Villarreal
Number 14
Youth career
Talavera
2007–2008 Barcelona
2008–2010 Murcia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Murcia B 10 (1)
2010–2011 Villarreal C 36 (6)
2011–2012 Villarreal B 26 (3)
2012– Villarreal 259 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2020

Manuel 'Manu' Trigueros Muñoz (born 17 October 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Villarreal CF as a midfielder.

He has spent his entire professional career with Villarreal, making over 300 total appearances.

Club career[edit]

Born in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Trigueros began his career with Real Murcia, making his senior debuts with the B-team and being released in June 2010 following the main squad's relegation from the second division.[1] Subsequently he signed for Villarreal CF, being assigned to the C-side.

Trigueros made his official debut with Villarreal B on 4 June 2011, playing 30 minutes in a 1–2 away loss against Real Betis for the second level championship.[2] On 11 February 2012 he scored his first goal in a 1–3 loss at CE Sabadell FC,[3] being relatively played during the season but suffering relegation – even though the side finished in 12th position – as the first team had also dropped down a level in La Liga.

In June 2012, Trigueros was definitely promoted to the main squad. He contributed with 36 games and three goals[4][5][6] in the first year after it befell, helping the Yellow Submarine return to where it had come from.[7]

Trigueros made his maiden appearance in the top flight on 19 August 2013, coming on as a 53rd-minute substitute for Tomás Pina in 3–2 success at UD Almería.[8] As a starter he scored his first goal in the competition, netting his team's second in a 3–1 home win over CA Osasuna on 3 February 2014.[9]

On 21 May 2017, Trigueros scored in a 3–1 win at local rivals Valencia CF on the last day of the season, securing fifth place and qualification for the UEFA Europa League.[10] He netted his first in that continental competition on 19 October, as the team fought back for a 2–2 group stage draw with SK Slavia Prague at the Estadio de la Cerámica;[11] on 23 December in another derby at Mestalla he was sent off for the first time in his career in a 1–0 win.[12]

Trigueros reached 300 matches for the club on 10 November 2019, in a 3–1 loss at RCD Mallorca.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 19 July 2020[14][15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Villarreal B 2010–11 Segunda División 1 0 1 0
2011–12 25 3 25 3
Total 26 3 26 3
Villarreal 2012–13 Segunda División 36 3 1 0 37 3
2012–13 La Liga 0 0 1 0 1 0
2013–14 35 2 3 0 38 2
2014–15 33 1 7 2 10[a] 0 50 3
2015–16 31 2 2 1 12[a] 0 45 3
2016–17 37 5 3 1 5[b] 1 45 7
2017–18 34 3 3 0 7[a] 1 44 4
2018–19 24 0 3 0 7[a] 0 34 0
2019–20 29 2 2 0 31 2
Total 259 18 25 4 41 2 325 24
Career total 285 21 25 4 41 2 0 0 351 27
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2016–17[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De joya de la cantera grana a crack en el ‘submarino amarillo’ (From 'grana' youth system gem to yellow submarine star); Sport Murcia, 10 November 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Betis remonta y consigue el título de campeón de Segunda (Betis come from behind and win Segunda title); Marca, 4 June 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El Sabadell supera al Villarreal B en una gran segunda parte (Sabadell defeat Villarreal B in a great second half); Marca, 11 February 2012 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Villarreal no despega lejos de El Madrigal (Villarreal do not take off away from El Madrigal); Marca, 3 November 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Villarreal juega con el Racing en El Sardinero (0–3) (Villarreal play with Racing at El Sardinero (0–3)); Las Provincias, 17 November 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Manu Trigueros salva al Villarreal de la derrota en la Nueva Condomina en el minuto 94 (1–1) (Manu Trigueros saves Villarreal from defeat at the Nueva Condomina in the 94th-minute (1–1)); Castellón Información, 15 April 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ El talaverano Trigueros logra el ascenso a Primera División con el Villarreal CF (Talavera's own Trigueros promotes to Primera División with Villarreal CF); La Voz de Talavera, 9 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Valiant Villarreal open with win Archived 25 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine; ESPN FC, 19 August 2013
  9. ^ Perbet at the double Archived 26 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine; ESPN FC, 3 February 2014
  10. ^ "Villarreal secure fifth place finish with Valencia win". Marca. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  11. ^ Rodríguez, M. Á. (19 October 2017). "Trigueros se estrena en el mejor momento" [Trigueros opens his account at the right moment]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  12. ^ "El Villarreal gana al Valencia y allana el camino del Barça hacia la Liga" [Villarreal win against Valencia and smoothen Barça's path to the league title] (in Spanish). Yahoo!. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Derrota en el partido 300 de Manu Trigueros" [Defeat in Manu Trigueros' 300th game]. El Periódico Mediterráneo (in Spanish). 11 November 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  14. ^ Manu Trigueros at BDFutbol
  15. ^ Manu Trigueros at Soccerway
  16. ^ "Once ideal de LaLiga para UEFA: 4 del Madrid, 3 del Barça..." [UEFA's LaLiga All-Star XI: 4 from Madrid, 3 from Barça...] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.

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