Francisco Parreño

Francisco 'Paco' Parreño Granados (born 16 June 1949) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and a current manager.

Paco Parreño
Personal information
Full name Francisco Parreño Granados
Date of birth (1949-06-16) 16 June 1949 (age 71)
Place of birth Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1964–1968 Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 Hércules
1971–1972 Espanyol 0 (0)
1972–1973 Rayo Vallecano 12 (0)
1973–1975 Alcoyano
1975–1976 Recreativo 0 (0)
1976–1978 Alcoyano
1978–1980 Gandía
1980–1981 Alcoyano
Teams managed
1981–1982 Alcoyano
1982–1983 Rayo Ibense
1983–1984 Alcoyano
1984–1985 Ontinyent
1985–1986 Alcoyano
1986–1987 Eldense
1987–1989 Gimnàstic
1989–1991 Cartagena
1991–1992 Córdoba
1992–1993 Gandía
1997–1998 Mensajero
1998–1999 Avilés
1999–2000 Levante B
2000–2001 Águilas
2000–2001 Talavera
2002 Alcorcón
2004–2005 Talavera
2015 Rayo Ibense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Born in Córdoba, Andalusia, Parreño graduated with Real Betis' youth setup, and made his senior debuts with Hércules CF in 1968, in Tercera División. He achieved promotion to Segunda División with the latter in 1970, and made his professional debut on 3 January 1971, starting in a 2–2 home draw against Córdoba CF.

In the 1971 summer Parreño moved to La Liga's RCD Espanyol, but after being only fourth-choice, he signed for Rayo Vallecano in the following year. After a two-season spell at CD Alcoyano in the third division, he returned to the second level in 1975, joining Recreativo de Huelva.

Parreño never appeared in any league games for Recre and resumed his career in the lower leagues, representing Alcoyano (two stints) and CF Gandía. He retired in 1981, aged 32.

Managerial careerEdit

Immediately after retiring Parreño started working as a manager, coaching his former club Alcoyano. He subsequently managed UD Rayo Ibense, Alcoyano (two times), Ontinyent CF, CD Eldense and Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the 80s, all of them (except Rayo) in Segunda División B.

Parreño also remained in the third level in the 90s, managing FC Cartagena, Córdoba, Gandía, CD Mensajero and Real Avilés. In 2000, he was appointed Águilas CF manager, but failed to achieve a single win during his time at the club, and subsequently suffered team relegation.

Parreño subsequently managed Talavera CF (two spells)[1] and AD Alcorcón, all in the third division. On 31 December 2014, after nearly ten years without a club, he was named Rayo Ibense manager,[2] but left the club a month later.[3]


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