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Domènec Balmanya

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Full nameDomènec Balmanya Perera
Date of birthDecember 29, 1914
Place of birthGirona, Spain
Date of deathFebruary 14, 2001 (age 86)
Place of deathBarcelona, Spain

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Domènec Balmanya Perera (born Girona, December 29, 1914; died Barcelona, February 14, 2001), also referred to as Domingo Balmanya, is a former Spanish footballer and manager who spent most of his playing career at FC Barcelona. As a manager he guided CF Barcelona to the a Copa del Generalísimo win in 1957 and to victory in the first ever Fairs Cup in 1958. He then had moderately successful spells at Valencia CF, Real Betis and CD Málaga before he guided Atlético Madrid to a La Liga title in 1966. He subsequently managed Spain between 1966 and 1968. After retiring as a coach he worked as a director of sport at both RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona and as a director at a Catalan coaching school. He also worked as a radio commentator.

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