Walsall player 416. Pedro Manuel Miguel Matías


Pedro Manuel Miguel Matías (born 11 October 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
He spent the vast majority of his professional career in England, representing six teams mainly Walsall, for which he appeared in 162 official games and scored 27 goals.
Born in Madrid, Matías was an unsuccessful Real Madrid youth graduate, only playing for its B-side for three seasons, two of those in Segunda División. In 1996–97 he was released and stayed in that level, appearing regularly and being relegated with UD Almería.
After a couple of months with CD Logroñés, also in division two, Matías left his country, going on to play in the following decade for six teams in The Football League in England: Macclesfield Town, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall – by far his biggest spell with any club in the country, five seasons – Blackpool (where he scored once against Brighton), Bristol Rovers and Kidderminster Harriers (netting against Grimsby). On 24 March 2001, whilst playing for the Saddlers, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 home win over Wycombe Wanderers, being crucial to the club’s promotion; in the following campaign he also figured prominently as Walsall finished 18th and out of the relegation zone, notably scoring twice in a 3–2 home success against Rotherham United.

Pedro Matias
In 2005, at nearly 32, citing personal reasons, Matías returned to Spain and signed with lowly Gimnástica Segoviana CF in Tercera División, helping the Castile and León club win its group albeit without a final playoff promotion. Subsequently, he saw out the remainder of his career in amateur football.

Youth career
Ciudad de los Ángeles
1989–1993 Real Madrid
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Real Madrid C
1994–1996 Real Madrid B 53 (7)
1996–1997 Almería 32 (4)
1997–1998 Logroñés 12 (0)
1998–1999 Macclesfield Town 22 (2)
1999 Tranmere Rovers 4 (0)
1999–2004 Walsall 144 (26)
2004 Blackpool (loan) 7 (1)
2004 Bristol Rovers 0 (0)
2004–2005 Kidderminster Harriers 5 (1)
2005 Ciempozuelos 15 (1)
2005–2006 Gimnástica Segoviana 28 (9)
2006–2007 Socuéllamos
2007–2009 Illescas 66 (12)
2009–2010 Vallecas 20 (0)
2010–2012 Carabanchel 61 (13)
National team
1994 Spain U21 1 (0)
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