Carlos Cuéllar is a former football player and Murcia Imperial coach
A charismatic player both in and outside the pitch, but specially an impassable centre-back. Both elegant and versatile, his numbers speak for themselves. His recognition as the best player in the Scottish Premier League when at Rangers in 2008, is one of the best merits he ever achieved.
Cuéllar played for Numancia, Osasuna, Glasgow Rangers, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Norwich and Almería before face a different challenge in his long professional career. He accepted Maccabi Petah Tikva offer and moved to Israel in August 2016. Carlos played for Petav Tikva and Kiryat Shmona in his two first seasons in Israel. After his great season at Kiryat Shmona in which he played 42 matches (his third best year in number of matches per season), Cuéllar signed for Beitar Jerusalem. After some months in the capital’s club, he rescinded his contract and signed for Bnei Yehuda. At the team from Tel Aviv, Carlos conquered the State of Israel’s Cup after beating Maccabi Netanya on May 2019.
Carlos Cuéllar is not only good on the pitch. His communication skills have converted him into an international football pundit for COPE. He is also a blogger for ‘Marca.com’. His interaction with his followers via social networks is also continuous.
After more than 500 matches, Cuéllar said goodbye to professional football, starting a a promising career as a coach. Carlos worked for almost a year and a half. at UD Sanse, a team with a great tradition in Madrid football, and on July 2023 he signed as Real Murcia Imperial coach.
Career as a player
- 2001-03. Numancia
- 2003-07. Osasuna
- Runner-up of the Copa del Rey 2004-2005
- UEFA Cup semifinalist 2006-07
- 2007-08. Rangers
- Winner Scottish Cup with Glasgow Rangers 2008
- Runner-up of the UEFA Cup 2008
- Scottish League Cup with Glasgow Rangers 2008
- Scottish League Player of the Year in 2008
- Player of the Year (2008) from Scottish Football Writers’ Association (SFWA)
- 2008-12. Aston Villa
- Peace Cup Champion in 2009 with Aston Villa
- Carling Cup runner-up in 2010 with Aston Villa
- 2012-14. Sunderland
- Capital One Cup runner-up with Sunderland in 2014
- 2014-15. Norwich City
- Promotion with Norwich City to the Premier League in 2015
- 2015 – 2016. Almería
- 2016 – 2017. Maccabi Petah-Tikva
- 2017 – 2018. Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
- 2018 – 2018. Beitar Jerusalén
- 2018 -. Bnei Yehuda
- Israel Cup champion.
Career as a coach
- 2021-23. UD Sanse
- 2023-. Real Murcia Imperial