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Mista (footballer)

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1994–1995  Caravaca Promesas
Role  Footballer
1995–1996  Real Madrid
Playing position  Forward
Name  Miguel Martinez
Weight  74 kg
Height  1.84 m

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Full name  Miguel Angel Ferrer Martinez
Date of birth  (1978-11-12) 12 November 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth  Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain
1990–1994  Pena Madridista Caravaca Cruz
Similar People  David Albelda, Ruben Baraja, Curro Torres, Francisco Rufete, Miguel Angel Angulo

Miguel Ángel Ferrer Martínez (born 12 November 1978), known as Mista, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.


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An unsuccessful Real Madrid youth graduate, he would make a name for himself with Valencia, helping the club win a total of four major titles during a five-year spell and scoring a total of 48 goals in 218 La Liga games in ten seasons, in representation of four teams.


Born in Caravaca de la Cruz, Region of Murcia, Mista was a protégé of Rafael Benítez, who first coached him at Real Madrid Castilla. He also worked with the player at CD Tenerife, and then Valencia CF.

At Tenerife, Mista – along with Curro Torres and Luis García – was a key member of the team that won promotion to La Liga in 2001. He subsequently signed for Valencia, and was a prominent member of the successful sides that won two league titles and the 2004 UEFA Cup, where he scored the second goal in the 2–0 win against Olympique de Marseille. On 21 March 2004 he netted a hat-trick for the eventual champions in a 5–1 home win over RCD Mallorca, but his goal rate decreased drastically after the 2004–05 campaign.

In July 2006, Mista joined Atlético Madrid, playing 29 games in his first season but almost absolutely no part in the following. In July 2008, the free agent moved to fellow league club Deportivo de La Coruña on a three-year contract, scoring in his competitive debut by netting the first in a 2–1 triumph against Real Madrid on 31 August; constantly troubled by injuries and a loss of form, his second league goal came more than a year later (7 November 2009) in a 2–0 win at Getafe CF.


After only two official goals for Depor in two seasons, Mista signed with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer on 6 July 2010, in a deal running until the end of the campaign. He made his unofficial debut for the team in a friendly against Bolton Wanderers at BMO Field on the 21st, and first appeared in the league in a home match against FC Dallas on 24 July; his first and only goal came on 17 August, in a 2–1 home success over Cruz Azul in the CONCACAF Champions League.

On 24 November 2010, in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, 32-year-old Mista was waived following a poor season with Toronto. He announced his retirement on 14 August of the following year.

International career

Mista made his debut with Spain on 26 March 2005, in a 3–0 friendly win against China in Salamanca. He added another cap seven months later, in a 6–0 away thrashing of San Marino for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.


  • La Liga: 2001–02, 2003–04
  • UEFA Cup: 2003–04
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2004
  • Atlético Madrid
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2007
  • Deportivo
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2008
  • Toronto
  • Canadian Championship: 2010
  • References

    Mista (footballer) Wikipedia