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Miguel Ángel Casanova

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Miguel Ángel Casanova
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Casanova Díaz
Date of birth (1980-10-24) 24 October 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Cafetaleros de Chiapas (Head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Chiapas 14 (1)
2005–2007Salamanca (loan) 43 (13)
2008 Coatzacoalcos 9 (0)
2009 Orizaba 10 (1)
2009–2010 Irapuato 6 (0)
2011 La Piedad 4 (0)
2011–2012 Halcones 43 (12)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Atlético Chiapas (Assistant)
2018–2019 Ocelotes UNACH
2019–2020 Cafetaleros de Chiapas (Assistant)
2020– Cafetaleros de Chiapas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miguel Ángel Casanova Díaz (born October 24, 1980) is a Mexican football manager and former player.[1] He was born in Tuxtla Gutiérrez. He is the brother of the former professional football player, Leonardo Casanova.

During his career he played in the clubs Jaguares de Chiapas, Jaguares de Tapachula, Petroleros de Salamanca, Tiburones Rojos de Coatzacoalcos, Albinegros de Orizaba, Irapuato, La Piedad and Halcones FC. His career as a footballer lasted from 2002 to 2012.[1]

In 2013 he began his work in the technical direction when he was appointed as an assistant to Atlético Chiapas, the reserve team of Chiapas F.C. that played in the Third Division.[1] In 2018 he was appointed as manager of Ocelotes UNACH, which meant his first position as coach of a football team.[2] However, in 2019 the UNACH team merged with Cafetaleros de Chiapas, for which Casanova went to Cafetaleros on he become the technical assistant of the club.[3]

In 2020 the main team of Cafetaleros de Chiapas was moved to Cancún and renamed Cancún F.C., so the reserve team from Cafetaleros became the club's main squad,[4] after this, Casanova was appointed as manager of the team to continue with the project in Chiapas, but playing in the Liga Premier.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Miguel Ángel Casanova Díaz". LigaMX.net. LIGA BBVA MX. 1999-03-13. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ "Miguel Ángel Casanova, nuevo DT de Ocelotes UNACH". Zona de Campeones (in Spanish). 18 August 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  3. ^ Paredes, Sandra (3 June 2019). "Miguel Casanova se suma a Cafetaleros". Diario Ultimátum (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  4. ^ De La Cruz, Luis (26 June 2020). "Liga MX: Cafetaleros de Chiapas se despide con emotiva carta tras convertirse en Cancún FC". Soy Fútbol (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  5. ^ "CAFETALEROS TIENE PROYECTO". Liga Premier Magazine (in Spanish). 13 July 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
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