Miguel Ángel Lotina

Football player from Spain

Miguel Ángel Lotina Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría (born 18 June 1957 in Meñaka, Biscay) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker, and a current manager. Lotina started playing football with local outfit Gernika Club, representing CD Castellón from 1981–83. In his only season in La Liga, he scored three goals in 21 games for the Valencian, who ranked 18th and last. In the 1983 summer, Lotina signed with CD Logroñés. After netting 22 goals in two Segunda División seasons combined with the Riojan – also representing the club in Segunda División B – he contributed with two in 14 games in the 1986–87 campaign, as the club promoted to the top flight for the first time ever, after finishing second to champions Valencia CF; he retired from the game in 1988 at the age of 31, without having appeared in the first division with his main club. After starting coaching with Logroñés' reserves, Lotina managed the club in two separate stints in the 90's (11 games). In 1995–96, whilst in charge of CD Numancia, he helped the Soria team reach the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, with the third division outfit ousting three top flight clubs – Real Sociedad, Racing de Santander and Sporting de Gijón –  ( Wikipedia article )


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