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Luis Molowny

Luis Molowny
Personal information
Full name Luis Molowny Arbelo
Date of birth (1925-05-12)12 May 1925
Place of birth Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Date of death 12 February 2010(2010-02-12) (aged 84)
Place of death Las Palmas, Spain
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1944 Tenerife
1944–1946 Marino
1946–1957 Real Madrid 171 (89)
1957–1958 Las Palmas 3 (1)
National team
1950–1955 Spain 7 (2)
Teams managed
1957–1958 Las Palmas
1959 Las Palmas
1968–1970 Las Palmas
1969 Spain
1974 Real Madrid
1977–1979 Real Madrid
1982 Real Madrid
1985–1986 Real Madrid
1986–1990 Real Madrid (sport director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luis Molowny Arbelo (12 May 1925 – 12 February 2010) was a Spanish football (soccer) striker and coach.

Early life

He was born in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands. He was the son of Raúl Molowny, who played for CD Tenerife in the 1920s.


During his club career he played for Tenerife (1943–1944), Marino (1944–1946), Real Madrid (1946–1957) and Las Palmas (1957–1958).[1]

International career

He earned 7 caps and scored 2 goals for the Spain national football team from 1950 to 1955, and was part of the Spanish team that finished fourth in the 1950 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Coaching career

He later coached Spain for four games in 1969.[3]

He managed Real Madrid four times between 1974 and 1986. He won two consecutive UEFA Cup in 1985 and 1986. He was also its sport director between 1986 and 1990.[4]

He is tied with Leo Beenhakker at three trophies for the second most number of Spanish League trophies acquired by a Real Madrid manager.

See also


  1. ^ Trauer um Luis Molowny
  2. ^ Fallece Luis Molowny, una de las leyendas del Real Madrid
  3. ^ Fallece Luis Molowny a los 84 años de edad
  4. ^ Real Madrid in mourning

External links

  • Profile
Preceded by
Keith Burkinshaw
UEFA Cup Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Gunder Bengtsson
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