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The reigning world champions are in very good hands. The Asturian Montse Tomé (Pola de Siero, Asturias, 1982), until recently Jorge Vilda's right-hand man in the absolute women's team and also head of the Spanish women's under-17 team, has signed a meteoric career in the ranks of the Royal Spanish Football Federation. She debuted as a coach just three years ago, after having served as a technical assistant since 2018, and, under her command, the U17 has won two runners-up in the UEFA U17 Cup and the World Cup held last year corresponding to this same category, the second that looks in their showcases.

As a footballer, he played as a midfielder and was trained in the lower categories of Oviedo Moderno, the initial name of the women's section of Real Oviedo and which would become for all intents and purposes Real Oviedo Femenino in 2017. Although, as she has confessed, she gave her first kicks to the ball in the street, with her friends, she always harbored the illusion of becoming a footballer. The fact that the city council of Oviedo recognized her as the best youth athlete in football in the years 2000 and 2001 seemed to feed a dream that in the end, would come true with her debut in the highest category of women's football in 2003.

After receiving a new recognition from the city council of Oviedo in 2004 and remaining in the ranks of the principality team until 2007, he made the leap to an Levante with which he would win the League title in the 2007-08 season. In 2010, meanwhile, she would join Barça women, the team where she would enjoy the most as a player, largely also because of her openly acknowledged Barça feeling. His experience with the Barça team, however, would finally be limited to only two seasons, after which, with a Copa de la Reina also added to his record, he would briefly return to Oviedo Moderno in 2012.

He played with the Spanish national team

After leaving Oviedo for the last time, he came to consider signing for Riviera de Romagna of the Italian Seria A but, after spending a month on trial training under the discipline of that set, he finally decided to hang up his boots. At the international level, meanwhile, she played two years with the Spanish women's under-18 team, with which she was runner-up in the U18 European Championship in France, in 2000, and with which she reached a fourth place in the 2001 edition, played in Norway. With the senior women's team, meanwhile, she played a total of four matches, between 2003 and 2005, corresponding to the qualification for the Women's Euro 2005.

After hanging up her boots as a player, however, the football bug never left her. As much as she also worked as a Physical Education teacher in a primary school, she was very clear that the benches should become her new destination. At the beginning of 2017, she took a step further to achieve that goal and signed up for a course to obtain the UEFA B License in which she coincided with two legends of Spanish women's football such as Natalia Pablos and Laura del Río and former Primera footballers such as Manuel Pablo, Juan Carlos Valerón, Javier Saviola, Leo Franco or Fernando Redondo. After obtaining the UEFA Pro License, he would start his stage as a technician. First, as an assistant to the until now head of the absolute women's team, Jorge Vilda. And, later, combining those tasks with the Promises selection and the U17 women's team.

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