Trigueros with Villarreal B in 2012
|Full name||Manuel Trigueros Muñoz|
|Date of birth||17 October 1991|
|Place of birth||Talavera de la Reina, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2020|
He has spent his entire professional career with Villarreal, making over 300 total appearances.
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. 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. On 11 February 2012 he scored his first goal in a 1–3 loss at CE Sabadell FC, 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 in the first year after it befell, helping the Yellow Submarine return to where it had come from.
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. 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.
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. 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; on 23 December in another derby at Mestalla he was sent off for the first time in his career in a 1–0 win.
|Villarreal B||2010–11||Segunda División||1||0||—||—||—||1||0|
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- El Villarreal no despega lejos de El Madrigal (Villarreal do not take off away from El Madrigal); Marca, 3 November 2012 (in Spanish)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- Valiant Villarreal open with win Archived 25 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine; ESPN FC, 19 August 2013
- Perbet at the double Archived 26 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine; ESPN FC, 3 February 2014
- "Villarreal secure fifth place finish with Valencia win". Marca. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
- 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- Manu Trigueros at BDFutbol
- Manu Trigueros at Soccerway
- "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.