Miguel Cifuentes

Squad No. 23
Date of Birth October 5, 1990
Age 30
Height 173cm
Team
Position Defender
Birthplace Zújar
Previous Clubs Málaga CF

Miguel Ángel Garrido Cifuentes (born 5 October 1990), commonly known as Cifu, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right back for Elche CF.

Born in Zújar, Granada, Andalusia, Cifu graduated from Elche CF’s youth setup, and made his senior debut for Torrellano Illice CF (the club’s farm team) in Tercera División, in 2009. On 11 August 2011 he joined Orihuela CF in Segunda División B, appearing regularly for the side.

In July 2012 Cifu returned to Elche, being assigned to the reserves in the fourth level. He appeared in 38 matches during his first campaign, scoring once and achieving promotion.

On 17 July 2014 Cifu was loaned to Segunda División’s Girona FC, in a season-long deal. On 24 August he made his debut in the competition, starting in a 1–0 home win against Racing de Santander.

Cifu scored his first professional goal on 9 May 2015, netting the last in a 4–2 away win against FC Barcelona B. After his loan expired, he was subsequently assigned to the Valencians’ main squad.

On 26 January 2016, as his contract was due to expire in the summer, Cifu was loaned to La Liga side Málaga CF, with a three-year permanent deal being effective at the expiration of the loan. On 15 July, after making no appearances for the Andalusians, he returned to his previous club Girona again in a temporary deal.

On 30 January 2018, Cifu was loaned to Albacete Balompié still in the second division, for six months. Upon returning, he became a regular starter for the Albicelestes, now also in division two.

On 22 September 2020, Cifu terminated his contract with Málaga, and returned to his former side Elche, now in the top tier, on a two-year contract just hours later.