All The Sheik's Men | A Malaga CF Career

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    ALL THE SHEIK'S MEN
    MALAGA CLUB DE FUTBOL


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    HISTORY OF MALAGA CF

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    Málaga Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football club based in Málaga, Andalusia. The team currently plays in Spain's La Liga.

    Málaga CF is generally seen as the successor to CD Málaga, one of the most historical Andalusian football clubs, by being a near-identical looking football club that even shares the same fan base and traditions, although in legal terms it's a different entity with a separate register and another founding date, that of its former reserve team, Atlético Malagueño. As such, after the 20 seasons in La Liga, 29 in Segunda División, and nine in Tercera División played by the now defunct CD Málaga, the current Málaga CF has played nine seasons in La Liga three in Segunda División, three in Segunda División B and one in Tercera División. They also won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002 and qualified for the following season's UEFA Cup, reaching the quarter-final stages.

    In 2006 Lorenzo Sanz, a former Real Madrid president, purchased a 97% holding in the club and then appointed his son Fernando Sanz, the former captain of the team, as club president. The club was again sold in June 2010, as Qatari investor, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani, bought the club from Sanz.

    The club, which has a reserve team, Atlético Malagueño, also has a sizeable British following, mainly down to the large amount of British expats residing on the Costa del Sol.

    Málaga participated in the Peace Cup 2009, held in Andalucia, with Sevilla, Huelva, Jerez and Málaga the host venues. Málaga were drawn against English team Aston Villa and the Mexicans Atlante. Málaga beat Aston Villa but lost to Atlante and finished bottom of their group.​
     
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    MEET THE MANAGER: MANUEL PELLEGRINI

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    Club career

    Born in Santiago to Italian ancestors, Pellegrini attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, where he graduated as a civil engineer in 1979.

    As a footballer, he played his entire career for Club Universidad de Chile, making a total of 451 appearances, scoring 1 goal.

    Managerial career

    As a coach, he has managed teams mostly in Spain, Argentina and Chile. San Lorenzo de Almagro obtained their first international title while Pellegrini was manager.

    Chile

    He started coaching Universidad de Chile during the 1988 season, in which the team was relegated to Second Division.

    In 1990 Arturo Salah was appointed as the manager of the Chilean national football team, and he hired Pellegrini as his technical assistant, and manager of the sub-20 team.

    He then coached to C.D. Palestino (1990–1992) and C.D. O'Higgins (1992–1993).[3] In 1993 he became coach of Universidad Catolica, one of the most popular football clubs from Chile, where he had an amazing team with players such as Alberto Acosta and Nestor Gorosito, but he could only finish as runner-up during 1994 and 1995 seasons.

    LDU Quito

    Pellegrini coached Ecuadorian club LDU Quito to a national title in 1999, starting a tradition of coaches that followed him to the Ecuadorian team. He had a good presentation in Copa Libertadores with the team that put him in the eye of GMs of other South American teams.

    San Lorenzo

    The years with Universidad Catolica were fundamental in his career as Nestor Gorosito, an Icon of San Lorenzo of Argentina, would later on recommend Pellegrini to the team and his recommendation would reap rewards when the Chilean coach led Los Cuervos to the 2001 Clausura title and the Copa Mercosur, South America's UEFA Cup equivalent.

    River Plate

    Pellegrini secured the Clausura championships at Los Milionarios (2003) in which he utilised the talents of Andres D'Alessandro, one of many Argentine playmakers to have been likened to Diego Maradona. However his sale to Vfl Wolfsburg proved a tough hurdle for Pellegrini to overcome and his side struggled to defend their status as Argentine champions in the 2003 Torneo Apertura. He quit his post at the end of the campaign.

    Villarreal

    Pellegrini took over the managerial duties of Villarreal CF on 1 July 2004. In his first season in charge of the club, Villarreal qualified for the Champions League after finishing third in the league and reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup. The following season Villarreal reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League 2005-06, losing to Arsenal. Villarreal eventually finished seventh in La Liga that year. The following two seasons featured Villarreal finishing in both 5th and 2nd place in the league, the latter being historic for the club. Pellegrini led "The Yellow Submarines" to the Champions league knockout stages, where they drew Arsenal once again in the quarter-finals, losing out 4–1 on aggregate.

    According to percentage of points gained, Pellegrini is the second most successful South American club manager in La Liga within the last 25 years, coming after Vanderlei Luxemburgo.

    At the end of 2007, Villarreal offered him an extended contract until 2011. On 31 May 2009, after the last La Liga match for Villareal, Pellegrini said "nobody from Real Madrid has spoken with me. I have a contract with Villarreal, we finished the league today, and tomorrow we go on holiday", after being inquired by the press. On 1 June 2009, Villareal executive announced that Pellegrini would no longer continue at the club. The Valencian club executive specified that if Real Madrid wanted to sign the Chilean coach, they would have to pay Pellegrini's 4 million euros termination clause.

    Real Madrid

    On 2 June 2009, Pellegrini was officially appointed as manager of Real Madrid, signing a two–year contract. On being presented at the presidential balcony of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium he said: "Hard to say in a few words the excitement and pride that one feels for having been chosen to direct perhaps the most important club in the world." He joined Real Madrid as the first manager in Florentino Pérez's second stint as Real Madrid president. After a few days, Pellegrini scouted Kaká from AC Milan saying "If we want to win the Champions League and be the best team in the world, we need the best players in the world". They later bought Cristiano Ronaldo for £80million from Manchester United later that transfer window, and Karim Benzema from Olympique Lyonnais for £30million and Xabi alonso for £30 million. It was the most money Real Madrid had spent in the transfer market all four players cost around £200 million combined.

    On 20 July 2009, Pellegrini directed his first match for the club against Irish side Shamrock Rovers in a friendly match. Real Madrid won the game by a low 1-0 score, with a solitary goal by Karim Benzema in the 87th minute. The club's president Florentino Pérez criticized the team's style of play in this match and the physical exhaustion of the players. During July, Pellegrini disputed his first cup for the club as manager, the Peace Cup 2009. The club finished as semifinalist in the tournament, being eliminated by Juventus in a 2–1 loss. On 29 August, Real Madrid won 3–2 at Deportivo La Coruña in Pellegrini's first La Liga game as manager.

    On 27 October 2009, the club was eliminated from the Copa del Rey during the Round of 16 by the modest Segunda División B club AD Alcorcón with a 4–1 aggregate loss. The newspaper Diario Marca named this match Alcorconazo. Shortly after, this newspaper made many teasing references to Pellegrini and also he endangered his continuity at the club. On 10 March 2010 he suffered a second hit, being eliminated from the Champions League by Olympique Lyonnais in the Round of 16 with a 2–1 aggregate loss. Florentino Pérez issued an ultimatum to Pellegrini after this defeat, warning him that he would be fired if he did not win the league.

    Pellegrini's Real Madrid side achieved a record 96 points in La Liga, being the highest points total that Real Madrid has achieved in a La Liga season, but still came in runner-up, finishing behind their arch rival Barcelona who had 99 points. There were many rumors of the coach's departure during the summer of 2010, but the club's directors did not confirm anything at the time. On 26 May 2010, Real Madrid's directors announced that Pellegrini was being sacked by the club, to be replaced by José Mourinho. But that they would have kept him, if the opportunity to hire Mourinho had not risen.

    Málaga

    After being released by Real Madrid, on 22 July 2010, he received an offer from the Mexico national football team, their coach Javier Aguirre having resigned following the FIFA World Cup 2010 quarter-finals in South Africa. However, Pellegrini eventually signed for La Liga side Málaga in a three-year deal, their coach Jesualdo Ferreira having been fired. On 5 November, he was officially presented as the new coach of Málaga during a press conference together with the club's owner Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani. On 14 November 2010, he made his Málaga debut as coach against Levante in a 1−0 home victory at La Rosaleda Stadium.

    Honours

    Manager

    Universidad Católica

    Copa Interamericana: 1994
    Copa Chile: 1995


    LDU Quito

    Serie A: 1999

    San Lorenzo

    Primera División: 2001 Clausura
    Copa Mercosur: 2001


    River Plate

    Primera División: 2003 Clausura

    Villarreal

    UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2004

    Individual

    Miguel Muñoz Trophy for the Best Coach of the Year: 2008
     
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    You guys can post.
     
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    EUROPA EXPECTATIONS FOR MALAGA CF IN 2011-12

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    Photo: Spanish national team midfielder Santi Cazorla has helped to bring high expectations upon Malaga.

    Malaga CF have spent 58 million Euros on new players since 2010 when businessman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nassar Al-Thani from Quatar purchased the Spanish club. All of that money has Malaga supporters from all over the world expecting Malaga CF to compete against the best teams in Spain's La Liga. That money has Malaga's board of executives expecting nothing less than for the team to qualify for the Europa League. Manager Manuel Pellegrini is not backing down from those expectations, he's embracing them.

    "With the help of the Sheik, we've been able to assemble a great football club here. I have the same expectations as everyone else. Maybe my expectations are even higher. I think there's no reason to say we can't qualify for the Champion's League or even win La Liga. Name's don't win silverware. Our guys know that," said Pellegrini.

    Names may not win silverware, but it sure does help when the names in your starting lineup are Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta or Ronaldo, Higuain, and Ozil. Let's put our honest faces on for a second, Malaga is not going to overcome Barcelona or Real Madrid to win La Liga this season. However, I don't think it's too much o a stretch to think that they could conceivably have a better finish than Valencia, Villareal, Atletico Madrid, or Sevilla. Do they have a better squad on paper at this point? No. But we do know in football that anything can and will happen and I'm not convinced that Malaga is done making moves to ensure that that anything does happen this season.​
     
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    can you just create a thread and do this? I'd be glad to start a career mode :I
     
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    Sure. There are a couple on here already. EA's forums is where it's at for Careers though.
     
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    RONDON, BAPTISTA PUT ON TRANSFER LIST AS MALAGA LOOKS TO MAKE A BIG MOVE

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    Jose Rondon scored the goals that kept Malaga CF in La Liga last season, but now he, along with fellow forward Julio Baptista, have been transfer listed by the Spanish club.

    It is rumored that the club is asking for 10 million Euros for each forward, but many believe that Malaga is trying to make a big move fast and would be willing to take less than that amount.

    We're not quite sure what's up Manuel Pellegrini's sleeve, but with the Sheik's millions backing him already, it may be a move to shake up the world of professional football.​
     

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