Nando Yosu

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Nando Yosu
Personal information
Full name Fernando Trío Zabala
Date of birth (1940-07-08) 8 July 1940 (age 73)
Place of birth Mungia, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Nueva Montaña
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1962 Racing Santander 100 (23)
1959–1960 Rayo Cantabria (loan)
1962–1964 Valencia 8 (1)
1963–1964 Racing Santander (loan) 28 (1)
1964–1966 Athletic Bilbao 30 (0)
1966–1969 Pontevedra 28 (0)
1969–1971 Calvo Sotelo 46 (5)
1971–1972 Gimnástica
Teams managed
1971–1972 Gimnástica
1973–1975 Gimnástica
1977–1979 Racing Santander
1979–1981 Oviedo
1982–1984 Linares
1984 Granada
1985–1986 Alavés
1988–1989 Alzira
1990 Orihuela Deportiva
1992 Ponferradina
1996 Racing Santander
1998–1999 Racing Santander
2005 Racing Santander
2006 Racing Santander
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Trío Zabala, known as Nando Yosu (born 8 July 1940), is a Spanish retired football midfielder and manager.

His extensive career, as both a player and coach, was mainly associated to Racing de Santander.

Playing career

Born in Mungia, Basque Country, Yosu played professionally during roughly one decade, appearing in 122 matches in La Liga where he represented Racing de Santander, Valencia CF, Athletic Bilbao and Pontevedra CF, retiring in 1972 at only 31 after spells with lowly sides CF Calvo Sotelo (Segunda División, two years) and Gimnástica de Torrelavega (Tercera División).

In his beginnings he was also loaned by Racing to Deportivo Rayo Cantabria, at the time acting as a feeder team. Whilst with the Che he was used rarely in the league (also being loaned to Santander), but scored twice against FC Barcelona in the 1961–62 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final, a 6–2 home win (7–3 on aggregate).

Manager career

Immediately after retiring Yosu began coaching at his last team Gimnástica, even though he did not possess the obligatory licence. Afterwards he returned to main club Racing, first with its youth teams.

From 1977 to 1979 Yosu served as head manager for Santander, but would work with the side in several other capacities, from match delegate to director of football. Additionally, in no fewer than five occasions, as an interim manager in the 90's/2000's, he successfully led the team away from relegation zone, always in the top level.1

In March 2007, Yosu was honoured by the Government of Cantabria for his contribution to football in the area.2 He retired from the football world for good in January 2009, after leaving his post as Racing's director of football.




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