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Francisco Bru Biography »
Francisco Bru Sanz (born 12 April 1885 - 10 June 1962), also known as Paco Bru, was a Spanish footballer, referee and manager. As a footballer he played as a striker and midfielder for FC Internacional and as a defender for FC Barcelona, RCD Español and the Catalan XI. After retiring as a player, Bru became a referee and took charge of the 1916 and 1917 Copa del Rey finals. He later became the first ever manager of Spain, guiding them to the silver medal at the 1920 Olympics Games. As a manager with Real Madrid, then known as Madrid CF, he won the Copa de España twice during the 1930s.