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Vicente Miera Campos (born 10 May 1940 in Santander, Cantabriamarker) is a former Spanishmarker football defender and manager.

Playing career

Miera played for two seasons (one in each major division) for hometown's Racing de Santander, moving in 1961 to Real Madrid; never an undisputed starter safe for 1964–65, he was part of the club's squads as they conquered seven league titles, adding the European Cup in 1966.

Miera moved to Sporting de Gijón in 1969, helping it promote in his first year and retiring the following season. On 10 December 1961, he gained his sole cap for Spain, a 1–1 friendly in France.

Manager career

A coach since 1974, Miera started with Real Oviedo, with relegation in his second year, then moved to neighbours Sporting, where he would remain for five years, except for 1979–80 at RCD Español. He coached in both major levels for more than twenty years, his last stop being Sevilla FC (Second Division, 1997–98).

Miera was handed the reins of the national team in 1991, remaining there for seven months, as the nation failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 1992. That summer, he switched to the Olympic squad, leading it to the gold medal in Barcelonamarker.




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