Manuel Trigueros Muñoz was born on the 17th of October 1991, and he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Villarreal as a midfielder. The player has spent his entire professional career with Villarreal, making over 400 total appearances and winning the UEFA Europa League in 2021.
Manuel Trigueros who was born in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, began playing football for his local team Talavera CF. While playing in a nationwide tournament for his autonomous community, he was courted by several leading clubs, and chose FC Barcelona; he struggled to be picked in his only year as an under-18 in La Masia. The player then moved to Real Murcia, making his senior debut with the reserves and being released in June 2010 following the main squad’s relegation from the Segunda División.
According to the report from BBC sport, subsequently, Trigueros signed for Villarreal CF, being assigned to the C team. He made his official debut with Villarreal B on the 4th of June 2011, playing 30 minutes as a substitute for Fofo in a 2–1 away loss against Real Betis on the last day of the second-tier season. The report has it that on the 11th of February 2012 he scored his first goal in a 3–1 defeat at CE Sabadell FC, being relatively played during the season but suffering relegation – even though the side finished in 12th position – as the first team had also dropped down a level in La Liga.
And on the 21st of May 2017, Trigueros scored in a 3–1 win at local rivals Valencia CF on the last day of the season, securing fifth place and qualification for the UEFA Europa League. The player netted his first in that continental competition on the 19th of October, as the team fought back for a 2–2 group stage draw with SK Slavia Prague at the Estadio de la Cerámica. However, on the 23rd of December, in another derby at Mestalla, he was sent off for the first time in his career in a 1–0 victory.
ESPN report however has it that Trigueros reached 300 matches for the club on the 10th of November 2019, in a 3–1 away loss against RCD Mallorca. Again, in the month of March 2021, he entered Villarreal’s top three appearance makers, overtaking Marcos Senna’s 363 and trailing only his contemporaries Bruno Soriano and Mario Gaspar. The player played 14 times that season in their victorious Europa League campaign (54 in all competitions), scoring the opening goal of a 2–1 semi-final win over Arsenal on 29 April.
And in the month of November 2021, Trigueros’ link to the club was lenthened to 2025, with him remaining a key part of manager Unai Emery’s plans. Reports have it that on the 15th of December, he made his 400th appearance for the club in a 7–1 rout of Atlético Sanluqueño CF in the second round of the Copa del Rey, trailing Bruno’s overall record by just 25.
Manuel Trigueros’ Net Worth and Salary
Starting in 2021, his compensation is around £1 million where his total assets isn’t uncovered. His market esteem is around €11 million. However, wikilogy report has it that As of 2022, the current net worth of Manu Trigueros is $250K-$500K.
UEFA Europa League: 2020–21
UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2016–17