He started playing for Real Oviedo, subsequently representing Celta and Rayo Vallecano, making his La Liga debut with the latter in 2011–12. In 2012 he signed with Swansea City, scoring 22 goals across all competitions in his first season and winning the League Cup.
Despite performances which earned him an international debut for Spain in 2013, Michu fell out of favour at Swansea and was released in November 2015.
Michu training with Swansea City in 2013
|Full name||Miguel Pérez Cuesta|
|Date of birth||21 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Oviedo, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Attacking midfielder|
|2014–2015||→ Napoli (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Michu was born in Oviedo, Asturias. After beginning with local Real Oviedo in the lower leagues, he moved to Celta de Vigo B in Segunda División B in the middle of 2007; midway through his first season he received his maiden first-team callup, finishing the season in the starting XI of the Segunda División side.
In mid-January 2010, a transfer to La Liga with Sporting de Gijón in order to replace Birmingham City-bound Míchel was almost arranged, but it eventually fell through and Michu stayed at Celta. In his last two second level campaigns combined, he scored 12 goals for the Galicians.
On 8 June 2011, after helping the club to sixth position in the regular season, Michu netted the game's only goal in the first leg of the promotion play-offs against Granada CF, at home; in the second leg, however, he missed his penalty shootout attempt and his team was eliminated (4–5).
On 27 July 2011, after his contract with Celta expired, Michu signed a two-year deal with Rayo Vallecano, newly promoted to the top division. He made his debut in the competition on 28 August, in a 1–1 away draw against Athletic Bilbao.
In his first season, Michu was one of the best national scorers (joint-ninth overall, best in the midfielder position), notably scoring braces against Real Sociedad (4–0 home win), Racing de Santander (4–2, home), CA Osasuna (6–0, home) and Real Madrid, the latter albeit in a 2–6 away loss.
On 20 July 2012, Michu signed a three-year contract with Premier League side Swansea City for a fee of £2 million. Following the departure of Gylfi Sigurðsson, the club was looking for someone to fill the gap behind the striker in their 4–2–3–1 formation. He was given the number 9 shirt upon his transfer, and subsequently began featuring as a striker.
On his league debut on 18 August, Michu scored twice and provided an assist for Scott Sinclair in a 5–0 away win against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. The first of his goals was also the first scored in the new top flight season, and he later described his debut as "incredible".
Michu stayed atop the goalscoring charts by netting the second in a 3–0 home win against West Ham United on 25 August, and the second in the 2–2 draw against Sunderland the following matchday.
Michu scored his first FA Cup goal on 6 January 2013, coming off the bench in an eventual 2–2 home draw against Arsenal in the third round and finding the net a mere 73 seconds after entering the pitch. He followed this with another in his team's 2–0 win at Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Football League Cup.
On 23 January 2013, Michu signed a new four-year contract with Swansea. On 24 February he scored the second in a 5–0 win over Bradford City to help his team win the League Cup for the first time in its history, in what was his 19th official goal of the campaign. he was subsequently named the team's Player of the Year, as well as the supporters Player of the Year.
Michu scored Swansea's first goal of the new season on 1 August 2013, in the club's 4–0 home win against Malmö FF for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. In the club's play-off tie against FC Petrolul Ploiești late in the same month, he netted the second in a 5–1 victory, also at home.
On 17 July 2014, Michu moved on loan to S.S.C. Napoli of Serie A, with the option of a permanent move. He made his debut for his new team on 31 August, coming on as an 85th-minute substitute for Lorenzo Insigne in a 2–1 win at Genoa CFC.
Injury meant that Michu only played six competitive matches for the Italians, and having not appeared for Swansea since April 2014, he was released on 9 November 2015 through a financial settlement, with his contract due to expire in the following summer.
On 22 December 2012, courtesy of his performances with Swansea, Vicente del Bosque said that Michu would play for Spain for the first time in a friendly with Uruguay on 6 February of the following year. However, he did not make the final squad for that match.
On 6 October 2013, Michu was finally called up to the national team, as a replacement for the injured David Villa. He made his debut five days later, starting in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Belarus in Palma, Majorca (2–1 win).
In November 2012, along with fellow Premier League stars Santi Cazorla and Juan Mata, Michu bought shares in former club Oviedo as they struggled to raise €2 million to stay afloat in the Spanish third division. He spoke to the official Swansea website about his love for his former club and the decision saying, "It's my local club, a club I love, so I hope it will be enough."
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|2005–06||Segunda División B||31||3||3||0||—||—||—||34||3|
|2006–07||Segunda División B||31||3||0||0||—||—||—||31||3|
|Celta B||2007–08||Segunda División B||28||10||0||0||—||—||—||28||10|
|Rayo Vallecano||2011–12||La Liga||37||15||2||2||—||—||—||39||17|
|Swansea City||2012–13||Premier League||35||18||2||1||6||3||—||—||43||22|
|Napoli (loan)||2014–15||Serie A||3||0||0||0||—||3[c]||0||—||6||0|
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The club celebrated its centenary, and to mark the occasion released a new crest. In keeping with the centenary theme, the home kit for the season used the colours white and gold, rather than the more traditional white and black, making it very similar to the 2011–12 Real Madrid home kit (also manufactured by Adidas). The away kit for the season was red, white and green, depicting the colours of the Welsh flag.During pre-season, Brendan Rodgers became the new Liverpool manager and signed a three-year contract on 1 June. In total, Liverpool paid Swansea £7 million in compensation for Rodgers, coach Colin Pascoe, assistant performance analyst Chris Davies and performance consultant Glen Driscoll. On 15 June, Swansea appointed former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus midfielder Michael Laudrup as their new manager. Laudrup signed a two-year contract with the club.2013 Football League Cup Final
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He played with the same authority drama, comedy and opera, in a considerable number of roles. Among the most notable were:
1765: Tom Jones (part of Tom Jones) by Philidor
1765: La fée Urgèle (part of Robert, a knight) by Egidio Duni
1768: Le Huron (an officer), by Grétry
1769: Le tableau parlant (part of Pierrot), by Grétry
1769: Le déserteur (part of Montauciel), by Monsigny
1771: Zémire et Azor, (part of Azor), by GrétryThis opéra comique was a version of Beauty and the Beast imagined by Marmontel, where Clairval had to become ugly; but he refused to don the first scheduled disguise: an animal fur. This role was one of his best success.1776: Les mariages samnites (part of Agathis), by Grétry
1778: L'amant jaloux, (part of Don Alonze), by Grétry
1779: Aucassin et Nicolette (Aucassin), by Grétry
1781: Les maris corrigés (part of Germival), comedy in verse by La Chabeaussière
1784: Richard Cœur-de-Lion, (part of Blondel, in which he excelled), by Grétry
1785: L'amant statue, (part of M. Michu), by Nicolas Dalayrac
1791: L'aristocrate ou le convalescent de qualité, by Fabre d'Églantine (28 January)This role earned Clairval the nickname "Molé of the Comédie-italienne".Clément Michu
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He has spent most of his career with Celta, appearing in 279 official games over nine seasons and scoring 117 goals. He made his La Liga debut with the club in 2012 and moved to Liverpool the following year, returning to Celta in 2015.
Aspas first appeared with the Spain senior team in 2016. He represented the country at the 2018 World Cup.Jobun of Silla
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The Samguk Sagi also reports that the small country of Gammun-guk (near present-day Gimcheon) was conquered by Jobun's general Uro in 231, and that clashes with Goguryeo and Wa took place during Jobun's reign.Les p'tites Michu
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The opera opened at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, Paris, on 16 November 1897 and ran for more than 150 performances. It became an international success, with productions in four continents, including an unusually long run of 400 performances in London, and had subsequent revivals in Paris.Michu (disambiguation)
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Michu Meszaros (1939-2016), a Hungarian-born actor
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For the first season of the ALF television series, Meszaros donned a costume whenever a full-body shot was needed for scenes of the alien walking, running, or standing. For the most part, however, upper-body shots of a mechanical puppet were used instead, since the full-body costume was extremely hot and uncomfortable for the actor to wear for long periods of time under bright studio lights. The ALF puppet and costume can be distinguished on first view because the head proportions are slightly different.Michu of Silla
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During Michu's reign, the Samguk Sagi reports numerous attacks from Baekje, and does not mention any contact with the other neighboring states.
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Andrej Meszároš (born 1985), Slovak hockey player
Erika Mészáros (born 1966), Hungarian sprint canoer
Ferenc Mészáros (disambiguation)
István Mészáros (disambiguation)
Johann Meszaros von Szoboszlo (1737–1801), Austro-Hungarian general
Lázár Mészáros (1796–1858), Hungarian Minister of War
Márta Mészáros (born 1931), Hungarian screenwriter and film director
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He is also the first king to appear by name in Chinese records. It appears that there was a great influx of Chinese culture into Silla in his period, and that the widespread use of Chinese characters began in his time. Naemul sent a tribute mission to the king of Early Jin in 381.
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Nulji married the daughter of King Silseong of Silla, who nonetheless exiled Nulji's younger brothers as hostages to Goguryeo of northern Korea and Wa of Japan. Silseong also plotted to have Nulji killed, but with Goguryeo aid, Nulji was able to kill Silseong in 417, after which he ascended to the throne.
According to one story, in 418 Nulji sent a loyal retainer named Bak Je-Sang to rescue his brothers from Goguryeo and Wa. He was successful in retrieving the brother who was held in Goguryeo, but he was captured while trying to rescue the one held by Wa. Refusing to serve the Wa king, he died under torture. The story of Bak's loyalty has endured as a popular Korean morality tale.
After these difficult events, Nulji worked to free Silla from Goguryeo domination. He set up diplomatic relations with Goguryeo on an equal footing in 424, and established a military alliance with Baekje in 433 to help counter the Goguryeo threat. (Hangul: 나제동맹; Hanja: 羅濟同盟)
Nulji's reign saw the continuation of a long process of centralization in Silla, marked his father's change of his title to "maripgan" (마립간, 麻立干), which is believed to represent a higher level of authority than the previous title "isageum" (이사금, 尼師今). Under Nulji's rule, patrilineal succession was officially established (Yang, 1999, p. 16). After his death in 458, he was succeeded by his son Jabi, rather than by his brother.Silseong of Silla
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As a child in 392, Silseong was sent to Goguryeo as a hostage. He did not return to Silla until 401. In the following year, the reigning King Naemul died. Because Naemul's sons were still young, the nobles of the kingdom placed Silseong on the throne.
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