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Date of Birth 16 April 1960Madrid, Spain
Birth NameRafael Benitez Maudes
Nicknames Rafa
Rafa the Gaffer
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rafael Benítez was born on April 16, 1960 in Madrid, Spain as Rafael Benitez Maudes. He has been married to Maria di Montserrat Benítez since 1998. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Maria di Montserrat Benítez (1998 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Has two daughters, Claudia (born in 1999) and Agatha (born in 2002), with his wife Montse, a Doctor of Law.
During his career as a coach, he managed the following professional teams: Real Valladolid (1995-1996), CA Osasuna (1996-1997), CF Extremadura (1997-1999), CD Tenerife (2000-2001), Valencia (2001-2004) and Liverpool (since 2004).
Started his managerial career with the Real Madrid youth team.
As a coach, he won two Spanish Championships (2002, 2004) and the UEFA Cup (2004) with Valencia; the Champions League (2005), the European Super Cup (2005) and the FA Cup (2006) with Liverpool.
Born to Francisco Benítez, a hotelier, and Rosario Maudes, he is the second of three children.
While his father supported Atlético Madrid, his mother is a big fan of Real.
Managed Liverpool to the champion league final in 2007.

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