Jesús María Pereda
|Full name||Jesús María Pereda Ruiz de Temiño|
|Date of birth||15 June 1938|
|Place of birth||Medina de Pomar, Spain|
|Date of death||27 September 2011(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1958–1959||→ Valladolid (loan)||27||(9)|
|1998||Castile and León|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In a 16-year professional career, he played mainly for Barcelona, amassing La Liga totals of 197 matches and 55 goals for four teams – including Real Madrid. In 1964 he helped Spain win the European Championship, being an international throughout the decade.
Although born in Medina de Pomar, Province of Burgos, Castile and León, Pereda was raised in Balmaseda in Biscay, and, as a schoolboy, he captained the provincial U-16 team. He began his senior career with Bilbao club SD Indautxu, where his teammates included veteran goalkeeper Raimundo Lezama and Miguel Jones – Pereda and Jones, and later a third player, José Eulogio Gárate, were all controversially rejected by Athletic Bilbao because of their birthplaces, with Pereda moving to Real Madrid and the others to Atlético Madrid.
With the Merengues, Pereda only appeared in two La Liga games, scoring once in a 3–0 home win against Real Zaragoza as the team won the national championship. During his spell in the Spanish capital, he was also loaned to Real Valladolid in Segunda División – after falling out with coach Luis Carniglia– returning to the top flight with Sevilla FC and netting 11 goals in his first season.
Pereda joined FC Barcelona in summer 1961, going on to appear in 293 competitive matches during eight years (104 goals). During that time he won the Copa del Generalísimo twice, scoring the opening goal in the 1963 final, a 3–1 victory over Zaragoza at the Camp Nou.
Aged 31, Pereda left Barcelona and joined Catalonia neighbours CE Sabadell FC, appearing rarely during the top flight season. He closed out his career after two second level campaigns with RCD Mallorca.
Two of Pereda's international goals came at the 1964 European Nations' Cup, in which he appeared alongside Barcelona teammate Josep Maria Fusté. He scored in both the semi-final against Hungary and the final against the Soviet Union, as the national team won the tournament on home soil; in the decisive match he also assisted Marcelino in the 2–1 winner, although No-Do newsreels showed Amancio as the author of the pass.
During 15 years, Pereda managed both the Spanish under-20 and under-21 teams, leading the former to the second place in the 1985 FIFA World Championship in the Soviet Union. In 1988, he was in charge of the Castile and León autonomous side for one game, a 1–1 draw with Aragon. Four years later, he replaced Vicente Miera at the helm of the Spain senior team for one match – he worked in his coaching staff as assistant – due to illness.
|1.||17 July 1960||Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Chile||0–3||1–4||Friendly|
|2.||17 June 1964||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain||Hungary||1–0||2–1||1964 European Nations' Cup|
|3.||21 June 1964||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain||Soviet Union||1–0||2–1||1964 European Nations' Cup|
|4.||27 October 1965||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Republic of Ireland||1–1||4–1||1966 World Cup qualification|
|5.||27 October 1965||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Republic of Ireland||2–1||4–1||1966 World Cup qualification|
|6.||27 October 1965||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Republic of Ireland||3–1||4–1||1966 World Cup qualification|
- "Chus" Pereda: el héroe entrañable de la Eurocopa de 1964 ("Chus" Pereda: Euro 1964's loved hero); El Diario Montañés, 27 September 2011 (in Spanish)
- Voluntad de tradición (Will of tradition); El Correo, 27 May 2001 (in Spanish)
- Fallece Chus Pereda, uno de los campeones de la Eurocopa'64 (Chus Pereda, one of Euro 64's champions, dies); El Mundo, 27 September 2011 (in Spanish)
- El Barça buscará ganar su quinta Copa en 'casa' (Barça will look to win their fifth Cup at 'home'); Sport, 25 March 2015 (in Spanish)
- La asistencia de Pereda que el NO-DO le robó (Pereda's assist that NO-DO took away); Marca, 27 September 2011 (in Spanish)
- Chus Pereda fallece a los 73 años (Chus Pereda dies at 73); ABC, 27 September 2011 (in Spanish)