Graduating through the academy at Real Ovideo in the lower divisions of Spanish football, Michu featured over 100 times for his hometown club before joining Celta de Vigo B in the Segunda division.
In January 2010, the prolific forward was presented with an opportunity to progress to the first team, giving him his first shot at La Liga football.
In three years in Spain’s top-flight with the north-west club, Michu managed 14 goals in just over 100 games.
The Spanish forward then headed for Rayo Vallecano in 2011, scoring 15 times in 37 games, before Swansea City came calling.
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Joining the then Premier League club, Michu arrived for a fee of £2 million, and he was initially brought in to fill the creative void that Gylfi Sigurdsson had left.
However, the Spanish attacker was deployed as a striker for the majority of his time with The Swans. Netting 18 times in 35 games during his debut season in England’s highest level, the forward emerged as a club hero.
However, he failed to replicate this early form during the 2013/14 campaign, scoring six times and assisting six in all competitions, with just two goals coming in the Premier League.
Michu did not play for Swansea past April 2014, and he was eventually released late in 2015.
Since his Swansea departure, Michu joined amateur club UP Lengreo, before circling back around to where it all started with Oviedo.
Retiring in 2017 aged 31, Michu became the Director of Football at Langreo, before becoming the technical secretary of Oviedo.