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Rafael Benitez

Born: April 16, 1960 (age 60)

Height: 5'8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Manager
Rafael Benitez
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Career History
Managerial1993-1995Real Madrid Castilla
1995-1996Real Valladolid
1996Osasuna
2000-2001Tenerife
2001-2004Valencia
2004-2010Liverpool
2010Inter Milan
2012-2013Chelsea
2013-2015Napoli
2015-2016Real Madrid
2016-2019Newcastle United
2019-Dalian Yifang
Sports Mole has 3,266 articles about Rafael Benitez. Articles 1 to 40:
Andriy Yarmolenko celebrates scoring for West Ham United against Chelsea on July 1, 2020
Preview: Newcastle United vs. West Ham United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Newcastle United and West Ham United, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jul 3, 16:08
Jubilant Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on June 24, 2020
Jurgen Klopp joins pantheon of great Liverpool managers
As Liverpool are crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years, Sports Mole looks at where Jurgen Klopp lies in the pantheon of the club's greatest managers.
Jun 25, 22:35
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on June 21, 2020
Steve Bruce admits there is "always a storm around the corner" at Newcastle
The 59-year-old replaced Rafael Benitez at the helm last summer.
Jun 23, 23:22
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on June 21, 2020
Five areas where Steve Bruce has succeeded at Newcastle
The former Sunderland boss was not the most popular choice to replace Rafael Benitez but he is doing a fine job so far.
Jun 22, 16:56
Sheffield United's Billy Sharp celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on March 7, 2020
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Sheffield United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Sheffield United, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 19, 19:32
David Luiz in action for Arsenal on December 29, 2019
Monday's papers: David Luiz, Odion Ighalo, Ousmane Dembele
Moves relating to the hotseat at Newcastle lead Monday's papers.
Jun 1, 09:14
Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo pictured in October 2019
Tuesday's Transfer Talk Update: Rabbi Matondo, Kepa Arrizabalaga
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
May 26, 07:57
Ross Barkley warms up for Chelsea on August 13, 2019
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley emerges as possible Newcastle United target?
Newcastle United may reportedly make an approach for Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley if Rafael Benitez is reappointed as the club's manager.
May 25, 17:52
Liverpool celebrate winning the 2005 Champions League after the 'Miracle of Istanbul'
On this day: Liverpool pull off 'Miracle of Istanbul' to win Champions League
Rafa Benitez's side trailed 3-0 at half-time in Istanbul.
May 25, 09:14
Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring against Liverpool on May 4, 2019
Saturday's Transfer Talk Update: Salomon Rondon, Eduardo Camavinga, Dennis Gyamfi
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
May 9, 07:57
Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring against Liverpool on May 4, 2019
Salomon Rondon wants Newcastle United return
Former Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon admits that he dreams of going back to St James' Park someday.
May 8, 23:46
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino reacts on November 9, 2019
Newcastle United 'draw up four-man managerial shortlist'
The prospective new owners of Newcastle United have reportedly drawn up a four-man managerial shortlist for when their takeover is complete.
May 8, 18:46
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino pictured on August 10, 2019
Newcastle United 'close to Mauricio Pochettino appointment'
Newcastle United reportedly move closer to the managerial appointment of former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.
May 7, 09:09
Liverpool celebrate Divock Origi's winning goal against Barcelona in the Champions League on May 7, 2019.
Liverpool's 10 greatest comebacks of all time
To mark the one-year anniversary of Liverpool's famous 4-0 Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona, Sports Mole counts down the Reds' 10 greatest comebacks ever.
May 7, 08:00
Mauricio Pochettino pictured on July 21, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino 'would cost Newcastle United £12.5m this month'
Tottenham Hotspur are entitled to a £12.5m compensation payment if Newcastle United appoint Mauricio Pochettino this month, according to a report.
May 5, 15:47
Manchester United lift the Premier League title at the end of the 2008-09 campaign
How every Premier League season would have finished after gameweek 29: 2008-09
Given the current uncertainty over the resumption of the Premier League, Sports Mole looks at how the 2008-09 season would have ended after gameweek 29.
May 3, 13:36
Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka pictured in February 2020
Martin Dubravka or Jonjo Shelvey - who has been Newcastle's player of the season?
The Sports Mole team select who they believe has been Newcastle United's player of the season so far - will it be Martin Dubravka or Jonjo Shelvey?
May 2, 14:40
Chelsea celebrate winning the 2005-06 Premier League title
How every Premier League season would have finished after gameweek 29: 2005-06
With the 2019-20 Premier League season currently suspended after gameweek 29, Sports Mole recalls how the 2005-06 campaign looked at the same stage.
Apr 30, 15:55
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino pictured on October 22, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino 'is Newcastle United's top managerial target'
Newcastle United reportedly make former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino their top target if the proposed takeover of the club is completed.
Apr 29, 13:28
Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates scoring their first goal on March 7, 2020
Analysing Newcastle's run-in - Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool to come
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at the fixtures which Newcastle United will still have to play when the 2019-20 Premier League season resumes.
Apr 29, 11:25
Chelsea celebrate winning the 2004-05 Premier League title
How every Premier League season would have finished after gameweek 29: 2004-05
With the future of the 2019-20 Premier League season still up in the air, Sports Mole looks at how the unforgettable 2004-05 campaign stood after gameweek 29.
Apr 29, 10:27
Forlorn Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on October 5, 2019
Odds slashed on Mauricio Pochettino to Newcastle United
Bookmakers move to shorten the odds of former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino being appointed as the new manager of Newcastle United.
Apr 28, 10:19
Steven Gerrard celebrates Liverpool winning the FA Cup in May 2006
Liverpool's greatest XI of all time using different nationalities
Sports Mole selects Liverpool's greatest-ever XI with a difference - only one player is allowed from each country.
Apr 26, 17:14
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
On this day: Newcastle secure promotion back to top flight under Rafael Benitez
Preston were swept aside in front of a packed St James' Park.
Apr 24, 08:06
Rafael Benitez in charge of Newcastle United on January 29, 2019
John Terry admits difficult relationship with past manager Rafael Benitez
Chelsea legend John Terry opens up about his difficult relationship with past manager Rafael Benitez, explaining that they "didn't get on from day one".
Apr 23, 17:08
Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce on August 31, 2019
Steve Bruce 'to be given time at Newcastle United'
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce will reportedly be given until the end of the season to prove himself to the club's potential new owners.
Apr 21, 13:20
Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce on August 31, 2019
Steve Bruce to keep Newcastle United job after takeover?
Steve Bruce will reportedly remain as Newcastle United manager, regardless of whether a potential takeover of the club is completed in the coming weeks.
Apr 17, 13:32
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Can you name Liverpool's matchday squad from the 2005 Champions League final?
To celebrate Rafael Benitez's 60th birthday, Sports Mole challenges you to name the Liverpool matchday squad from the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan.
Apr 16, 15:25
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri pictured in May 2019
Odds slashed on Massimiliano Allegri to Newcastle United
Bookmakers take the decision to significantly slash odds relating to Massimiliano Allegri taking charge of Newcastle United at the end of the season.
Apr 16, 15:08
Rafael Benitez in charge of Newcastle United on May 13, 2018
Can you name the six managers to have won the European Cup/Champions League and UEFA Cup/Europa League?
To celebrate Rafael Benitez's 60th birthday, Sports Mole challenges you to name the six managers to have won both the European Cup/Champions League and UEFA Cup/Europa League.
Apr 16, 12:17
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez watches on during his side's EFL Cup clash with Nottingham Forest on August 29, 2018
Can you name Rafael Benitez's 25 most expensive signings at Liverpool?
To celebrate Rafael Benitez's 60th birthday, Sports Mole challenges you to name the Spaniard's 25 most expensive signings during his time at Liverpool.
Apr 16, 11:46
Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates scoring their third goal on February 4, 2020
Newcastle United's most valuable players
Sports Mole takes a look at the most valuable players in the Newcastle United squad.
Apr 6, 13:00
Maxi Rodriguez pictured for Liverpool in May 2012
Maxi Rodriguez reveals he lied to Rafael Benitez to secure Liverpool move
Former Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez reveals that he lied to Rafael Benitez about his language skills in order to secure his 2010 move to Anfield.
Apr 5, 16:26
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho on March 10, 2020
Jamie Carragher reveals why Liverpool turned down Jose Mourinho
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher reveals that the club were considering appointing Jose Mourinho as manager in 2004 before instead deciding on Rafael Benitez.
Apr 3, 11:21
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring for Fulham on February 1, 2020
Aleksandar Mitrovic: An in-depth look at the Championship's most prolific striker
The Serbia international has scored 23 league goals so far this season.
Mar 30, 14:50
CL 2005
Can you name Liverpool's matchday squad from the 2005 Champions League final?
To mark Jerzy Dudek's 47th birthday, Sports Mole challenges you to name Liverpool's matchday squad from their famous 2005 Champions League final win.
Mar 23, 10:47
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Steve Bruce's reign at Newcastle compared to Rafael Benitez's
The Magpies currently sit in 13th place in the Premier League table.
Mar 16, 19:02
Newcastle United's Miguel Almiron celebrates scoring their first goal on December 21, 2019
Steve Bruce hails "wonderful team player" Miguel Almiron
The Paraguay international took his tally to six goals at West Brom in midweek.
Mar 6, 23:33
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Rafael Benitez explains how to beat Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool
Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez believes there is a way to overcome Jurgen Klopp's outfit, who look set to secure their first ever Premier League title.
Feb 19, 06:38
Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco pictured ahead of a UEFA Nations League match in October 2018
Manchester United hold talks with Yannick Carrasco over deadline-day move?
Manchester United could reportedly make a late attempt to hijack Yannick Carrasco's return to Atletico Madrid as they hold talks with the Dalian Yifang winger.
Jan 31, 10:01

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