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Jorge Pérez Sáenz (born 24 October 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder, and is a manager.

Jorge Pérez
Personal information
Full name Jorge Pérez Saénz
Date of birth (1975-10-24) 24 October 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Zamudio
1996–1997 Aurrerá 35 (4)
1997–1998 Bilbao Athletic 20 (4)
1997–1999 Athletic Bilbao 16 (0)
1999–2000 Numancia 10 (0)
2000–2002 Extremadura 72 (5)
2002–2004 Almería 63 (4)
2004–2005 Córdoba 6 (0)
2005 Conquense 13 (2)
2005–2008 Lorca Deportiva 29 (0)
2008–2009 Roquetas 52 (9)
2009–2010 Caravaca 27 (5)
2010–2011 Lorca Deportiva
2011 Lorca Atlético 14 (2)
2011–2012 Atlético Pulpileño
Total 357 (35)
Teams managed
2016–2018 Lorca B
2017 Lorca (interim)
2018 Tenerife (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed Segunda División totals of 165 matches and nine goals over seven seasons, with Extremadura, Almería, Córdoba and Lorca Deportiva. In La Liga, he appeared for Athletic Bilbao and Numancia (26 games).

Playing careerEdit

Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Pérez made his senior debut with Zamudio SD in Tercera División. After a one-year spell with CD Aurrerá de Vitoria, he joined Athletic Bilbao; initially assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B, his first La Liga match with the first team occurred on 15 February 1998 when came on as a 52nd-minute substitute for Mikel Lasa in a 0–3 home loss against Valencia CF;[1] he scored his only goal for them in the penultimate group stage fixture of the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League, a 2–1 away defeat to Rosenborg BK.[2]

In 1999, Pérez moved to fellow league club CD Numancia.[3] The following year, he signed for Segunda División's CF Extremadura.

In the summer of 2002, Pérez joined UD Almería still in the second division. After being an ever-present unit during the 2003–04 season, he agreed to a contract at Córdoba CF.[4]

Following a six-month spell at third-tier side UB Conquense, Pérez signed with Lorca Deportiva CF one level above in July 2006. After suffering relegation he took his game to the lower leagues, representing in quick succession CD Roquetas, Caravaca CF,[5] Lorca Deportiva, Lorca Atlético CF[6] and CA Pulpileño; at the age of 36, he retired.

Coaching careerEdit

On 15 September 2016, Pérez became manager of Lorca FC's reserves.[7] On 17 December of the following year, after the dismissal of Curro Torres, he was named caretaker of the first team;[8] he was in charge for one match before the appointment of Fabri,[9] and returned to his previous role.

On 5 July 2018, Pérez joined Joseba Etxeberria's coaching staff at CD Tenerife.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Castañeda, Eduardo (16 February 1998). "La 'cobra' Ilie le puede a los 'leones'" [Ilie the ‘snake’ takes care of ‘lions’]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ Rodrigálvarez, Eduardo (26 November 1998). "El Athletic se va con humildad" [Athletic leave humbly]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Breve enciclopedia numantina" [Brief numantina encyclopedia]. Desde Soria (in Spanish). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  4. ^ Cañadillas, Pepe (6 July 2004). "Jorge Pérez se convierte en el tercer fichaje del Córdoba CF" [Jorge Pérez becomes the third signing of Córdoba CF]. Diario Córdoba (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Caravaca ficha al portero Óscar, al defensa Santi López y al centrocampista Jorge Pérez" [Caravaca sign goalkeeper Óscar, defender Santi López and midfielder Jorge Pérez] (in Spanish). Murcia.com. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. ^ Montiel, Cayetano (26 January 2011). "Jorge Pérez se queda en Lorca" [Jorge Pérez stays at Lorca]. La Opinión de Murcia (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Jorge Pérez, ex jugador del Athletic, nuevo entrenador de la filial del Lorca" [Jorge Pérez, former Athletic player, new manager of Lorca's reserves]. La Verdad (in Spanish). 15 September 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Curro Torres deja de ser técnico del Lorca Fútbol Club" [Curro Torres is no longer manager of Lorca Fútbol Club] (in Spanish). Lorca FC. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  9. ^ Re, Pedro (20 December 2017). "El Lorca FC cae en casa ante Osasuna" [Lorca FC fall at home to Osasuna]. La Verdad (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  10. ^ Skale, Alejandro (5 July 2018). "Confirmado el cuerpo técnico del Tenerife para la 18/19" [Technical staff of Tenerife for 18/19 confirmed]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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