01 June 2009
Alberto Navarro / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Miguel Pardeza Pichardo (La Palma del Condado, 1965) will be Real Madrid's new Sporting Director. He was a youth teamer and member of the famous 'Quinta del Buitre' (Butragueño's Five), and will now work hard to instill the values he learned at Real Madrid back into the Club.
Miguel Pardeza is a true Madridista, with the values that have traditionally been associated to the Club and the experience needed for his new office as Real Madrid's Sporting Director.
Member of the unique 'Quinta del Buitre', he always stood out for his humble nature and his drive to improve on a daily basis. He grew up in the Club's academy, learning a football philosophy he has followed both as a player and as an executive.
He was part of the 'Quinta' with Sanchis, Butragueño, Michel and Martin Vazquez. They all came from the academy and were promoted to the first team 25 years ago.
He won a Second Division title with Castilla, a First Division Cup with the first team, and two King's Cups and one European Cup Winners' Cup with Zaragoza.
As Sporting Director, he managed to get Zaragoza promoted to the First Division in his first year of office. He stayed there for six years, winning a King's Cup title two years after the team's promotion.
Miguel Pardeza's career has been marked by his loyalty. The team's he has a true passion for are Real Madrid and Zaragoza; he retired at Mexican side Puebla.