Luis Fernando Tena
Tena in 2011
Personal information
Full name Luis Fernando Tena Garduño
Date of birth (1958-01-20) 20 January 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1982 Atlético Español 190 (2)
1982–1983 Oaxtepec 32 (0)
1983–1986 Guadalajara 46 (0)
1987–1988 Atlante 45 (1)
Teams managed
1994–1996 Cruz Azul
1996–1997 Tecos
1997–2000 Cruz Azul
2000–2001 Morelia
2002–2003 Santos Laguna
2004 Cruz Azul
2005–2006 Chiapas
2006–2007 América
2008–2009 Morelia
2009–2010 Chiapas
2010–2013 Mexico (assistant)
2011–2012 Mexico U23
2013 Mexico (caretaker)
2014–2015 Cruz Azul
2016 León
2017–2018 Querétaro
2019–2020 Guadalajara
2021 Juárez
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Fernando Tena Garduño (born 20 January 1958 in Mexico City) is a Mexican former professional footballer and manager. Luis Fernando Tena is also known as Tena De Oro due to winning the Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympic games in London while coaching the Mexico Olympic national team.

He coached the Mexico Olympic national team that won the Football Gold Medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Tena began his coaching career in 1994 with Cruz Azul, a squad which he has guided on three occasions. Aside from stints at Cruz Azul and Morelia, Tena has coached Santos Laguna, Chiapas and Tecos UAG. His brother, Alfredo Tena, a former Club América player and manager, served as an assistant coach for Luis. On 16 March 2008 Tena was named the new coach of Monarcas Morelia, he was fired on 20 February 2009 and was later named as the head coach to Chiapas on 6 May 2009.

After a slow start to Primera División de México Bicentenario 2010 tournament, Tena was later let go from his head coach position from Chiapas in early January, 2010.

On 7 September 2013 Mexico's Olympic gold medal-winning coach Luis Fernando Tena took temporary control of the Mexico national football team following the departure of Jose Manuel de la Torre.[1]

On 11 September 2013, Tena was released as Mexico national team coach.[2]

On 10 December 2013, Tena was confirmed as the new head coach of Cruz Azul for a fourth term. He signed a contract with Cruz Azul for 18 months. On May 29, 2015 Tena was fired from the club.



Cruz Azul


Mexico U23



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