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Jorge Otero Bouzas (born 28 January 1969) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a full back, and is a manager.

Jorge Otero
Personal information
Full name Jorge Otero Bouzas
Date of birth (1969-01-28) 28 January 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Nigrán, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Celta B
1987–1994 Celta 222 (4)
1994–1997 Valencia 84 (0)
1997–2001 Betis 82 (0)
2001–2003 Atlético Madrid 32 (1)
2003–2005 Elche 46 (1)
Total 466 (6)
National team
1988–1989 Spain U21 2 (0)
1993–1996 Spain 9 (0)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Rápido Bouzas
2016–2018 Arosa
2018 Rápido Bouzas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He could play as either a right or a left back, and appeared in 317 La Liga games over 12 seasons, in representation of four teams, mainly Celta.

Otero represented Spain at the 1994 World Cup and Euro 1996.

Club careerEdit

Otero was born in Nigrán, Province of Pontevedra, Galicia. He started playing for local powerhouse RC Celta de Vigo, being an undisputed starter since the age of 18 and spending five of his seven years with the first team in La Liga; he made his debut in the Spanish top flight on 29 August 1987, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 away win against RCD Español.[1]

In the summer of 1994, Otero signed for Valencia CF, achieving a personal best – in the top flight – runner-up place in the 1995–96 season to which he contributed with 37 games. Until his retirement in 2005, at the age of 36, he still represented Real Betis (with whom he was promoted and relegated), Atlético Madrid and Elche CF, the latter exclusively in Segunda División.

International careerEdit

Otero made his debut for the Spanish national team on 8 September 1993, in a 2–0 friendly victory over Chile in Alicante,[2] and was a participant at the 1994 FIFA World Cup (two matches) and UEFA Euro 1996 (one).

He earned nine caps in slightly less than three years, and his last appearance was in the latter tournament, in a 1–1 group stage draw against France.[3]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jorge Otero" (in Spanish). Yo Jugué en el Celta. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ "La selección afila sus armas" [National team sharpen claws]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 9 September 1993. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Caminero strike rescues Spain against France". UEFA. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2014.

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