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LUN 09.06.2014 | NEWS

What became of... Engonga

What became of... Engonga

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LUN 09.06.2014

In the past... Vicente Engonga Maté (b. Barcelona, 1965) was a Spanish footballer who played as a midfielder for the likes of Real Valladolid CF, RC Celta de Vigo, Valencia CF, RCD Mallorca and Real Oviedo.

His achievements... Engonga made a huge mark at Mallorca, where he spent five successful seasons (1997-2002). During his time at the Balearic club he played in a final of the Copa del Rey against FC Barcelona which the Bermellones lost on penalties, won a Supercopa de España and played in the UEFA Champions League in the 2001/02 season. He also scored the first goal in the Mallorcan club’s history in the top European competition in their 1-0 victory over Arsenal FC.

After hanging up his boots... He retired in 2003 at Coventry City FC in England, but continued his involvement with football from the dugout. He coached Mallorca’s academy and also managed Mallorca B and the Equatorial Guinea national side.

A curious fact... He won 14 international caps for Spain and was part of the Spanish side that competed in the UEFA EURO 2000 under José Antonio Camacho.

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