Mario Armando Husillos is the first team’s new Sports Manager

Málaga Club de Fútbol has signed a contract with Argentinean-born Mario Armando Husillos (Morón, Buenos Aires, 5/02/59), who has been in Málaga for more than a decade, to take up the role of Sports Manager for the first team, until June 2013.


05/09/2012 11:33

Professional football career

Mario Armando Husillos joined the Boca Juniors first team when he was 18, in 1977/78.  It was a memorable year for the Argentinean-based team and Husillos, as they were triple champions, winning the League, Liberty Cup and Intercontinental Cup.  After a short time with Real Madrid Castilla (1978/79), Husillos returned to the Boca Juniors in 1979/80.  He then moved to First Divison side, Loma Negra, where he was named the highest goal scorer in national competition.  Husillos subsequently joined San Lorenzo de Almagro, with the team ending up as First Division runners-up, and where he coincided with Málaga Club de Fútbol’s current second trainer, Rubén Cousillas (goalkeeper of the Buenos Aires-based side).
After joining Real Murcia, Estudiantes of La Plata and a short spell in New York’s Cosmos, Husillos signed for Club Deportivo Málaga, when they achieved promotion to the First Division in 1987/88, along with other great players including Juan Gómez ‘Juanito’ and ‘Bokerón’ Esteban.  After three years with the Blue and Whites, Husillos joined Club Deportivo Tenerife, who were also promoted to the First Division.  In 1989/90 he signed for Cádiz Club de Fútbol for two seasons in the First Division.

During the 1991/92 season, Husillos moved from Cartagena Fútbol Club to return to Club Deportivo Málaga.  The following year he left to go to Club Deportivo Cieza, the year in which the team was promoted to Second Division B, before returning to Málaga to finish his career as a player, with Club Atlético Malagueño in 1993/94.

Career as Trainer and Sports Manager

Mario Armando Husillos began his career as a trainer in Argentina’s Second Division.  Firstly with Deportivo Morón, then Almagro, where he was promoted to Sports Manager following one season as trainer.  Following his time in Bolivia, where he worked with Unión Central in the First Division, he returned to Almagro in Argentina, with the team promoted to the First Division, and he made his debut as coach of an elite level team.  In 2004, Husillos took up the post as Sports Manager with Real Murcia, though he worked as trainer for part of the season.  Now living in Málaga, in 2006/07 he joined Málaga B.  As part of Gabi Calderón’s coaching team, Husillos embarked on the challenge of managing Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad, who were proclaimed First Division champions.
Fifth time at Martiricos

Originating from Real Murcia, centre forward, Mario Armando Husillos, the son of Spanish parents and born in Argentina, arrived at Club Deportivo Málaga in 1985/86.  After three seasons, scoring 38 goals and taking part in 101 League matches, Husillos ended his first time with the Blue and Whites.  He then moved to Tenerife, Cádiz and Cartagena, before returning to Málaga in 1991/92.  Following the end of CD Málaga, and spending another year in Murcia, this time with CD Cieza, the Argentinean-born player again came back to Málaga in 1993/94, for the final part of his career as a player, with Club Atlético Malagueño.  Husillos began his fourth stage at Martiricos as trainer of the Blue and Whites’ reserve team, Málaga B, in 2006/07.  Having already established himself within the structure of Málaga Club de Fútbol, Husillos now begins his fifth time at Martiricos, this time as Sports Manager of the first team.