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Raúl Magaña

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Raúl Alfredo Magaña Monzón 24 February 1940 – 30 September 2009 was a Salvadoran footballer and manager

He is regarded as one of the greats of Salvadoran football


  • 1 Club career
  • 2 International career
  • 3 Managerial career
  • 4 Death
  • 5 Honours
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Club career

Magaña made his debut aged 18 against Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica, coming on as a sub for Humberto Pérez He played for several Salvadoran top level sides, most prominently for hometown club FAS, and also had spells in Guatemala and Canada He finished his career with Alianza in January 1975

During his stay at USAC, he earned himself an economy degree

International career

Nicknamed Araña spider and even El Gran Salvadoreño the great Salvadoran, Magaña represented his country at their first ever World Cup, the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, the final match against the Soviet Union also being his final international Like his idol, the legendary Lev Yashin, Magaña also dressed in black and wore caps

Managerial career

He managed the national side in four different periods, making his debut against Guatemala in 1976 One of his last tricks was to lead Atlético Marte back in the Premier Division after years in the doldrums

Also, he was president of the CONCACAF Technical Commission for more than eight years


Magaña died of gastric cancer on 30 September 2009, aged 69 He was survived by his 5 children


  • Salvadoran Premier Division: 6
1957/58, 1961/62, 1962, 1965/66, 1968/69, 1970


  1. ^ Herrera S, Jorge 7 October 2009 "Falleció Raúl "Araña" Magaña Monzón" in Spanish Revista Debate 
  2. ^ Santa Ana, la ciudad de las párvulas ilusiones, de rodillas ante el deceso de Raúl Alfredo Magaña – CD FAS in Spanish
  3. ^ Raúl Magaña – FIFA competition record
  4. ^ Descansa en paz, “Araña” – La Prensa Grafica in Spanish
  5. ^ El señor del arco – El Salvadorcom in Spanish
  6. ^ Hasta siempre, Araña – El Salvadorcom in Spanish

External links

  • Raúl Magaña at National-Football-Teamscom

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