Miguel Ángel studied veterinary previous to his appointment at Atlético de Madrid, something that not many people know. In 1992 he became General Director of the club, gradually ascending until his actual position as CEO and main shareholder.
During this period, Atlético de Madrid SAD, now officially one of the top three teams in La Liga fighting hand to hand with Barcelona and Real Madrid, managed to conquer La Liga twice, two UEFA Europea Leagues, two European Supercups, one Spanish Supercup, three Copa del Rey and a Copa de la Reina, in addition to reaching two UEFA Champion League finals against archenemy Real Madrid in 2016 and 2016. As for today, Atletico holds the 4th position in the Official UEFA Ranking.
Apart from the undisputable sporting achievements, Atlético has seen a massive increase in its equity as a result of the succesful strategic and consolidation plan implemented, and which will reach it's peak with the construction of new home stadium La Peineta and different head offices for its Academy.
As a curiosity, Miguel Ángel never watches the important games of Atlético de Madrid. Such is the case, that in the two previous UCL finals, Miguel Ángel was on the plane at the time the games were played!
The club keeps growing with its presence in emerging scenarios, such as the Indian Superleague and its own franchise team called Atlético Kolkata, champion in its first league participation in 2010.
It is also owner of a participation in french team Lens, now in 2nd division of the League in France.