|Full name||Vicente Engonga Maté|
|Date of birth||20 October 1965|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft in)|
|2003||-> Coventry City (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He played for six professional clubs in his career, having his longest and most successful spell at Mallorca despite arriving there aged 32. In total, he appeared in 327 La Liga matches and scored eight goals over 11 seasons.
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia of Equatorial Guinean descent, Engonga spent his childhood in the Cantabria region, where his father was a footballer. He started his senior career with local lower league side Gimnástica de Torrelavega, and then joined CF Sporting Mahonés.
In 1991, Engonga moved to Real Valladolid in La Liga. In his first year the club were relegated to Segunda División and he left for RC Celta de Vigo, with whom he was a finalist in the 1994 Copa del Rey.
Subsequently, Engonga signed with RCD Mallorca under Héctor Cúper's supervision, along with five other former teammates including Iván Campo. He displayed his best football at the Balearic Islands side, helping them win the 1998 Spanish Supercup after beating FC Barcelona 3-1 on aggregate. Also that year, they reached the final of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, losing 1-2 to S.S. Lazio.
During the 2000-01 campaign, Engonga scored twice in 31 league games as his team earned a third-place finish, qualifying to the UEFA Champions League for the first time. In their first match in the competition, he scored the only goal of the game to defeat Arsenal at Son Moix, an 11th-minute penalty after Ashley Cole was sent off for fouling Albert Luque.
In 2002, Engonga's contract expired and he joined second level's Real Oviedo where he played for six months before moving abroad in late January 2003, signing a six-month loan deal with English club Coventry City in the Football League Division One. At the end of the season the 37-year-old retired, going on to work with Mallorca in several coaching capacities.
On 23 September 1998, aged nearly 33, Engonga made his debut with the Spanish national team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 friendly win over Russia in Granada. He was the second-oldest player to debut for the country after Ferenc Puskás, who was 34 and had previously represented Hungary.
Engonga scored his only goal on 5 May 1999 in a friendly against Croatia, equalising in an eventual 3-1 victory in Seville. He was picked for the UEFA Euro 2000 squad, making a late substitute appearance in a 2-1 group stage defeat of Slovenia at the Amsterdam Arena, which was the last of his 14 caps.
|1.||5 May 1999||La Cartuja, Seville, Spain||Croatia||1-1||3-1||Friendly|