José Antonio Luque Ramírez

José Antonio Luque Ramírez (born 16 February 1974) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

José Antonio Luque
Personal information
Full name José Antonio Luque Ramírez
Date of birth (1974-02-16) 16 February 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Marchena, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1992–1993 Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1999 Sevilla B 109 (0)
1999–2000 Linense 33 (0)
2000–2008 Recreativo 92 (0)
2007Écija (loan) 19 (0)
2008–2009 Écija 10 (0)
Total 263 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Luque was born in Marchena, Province of Seville. After playing five seasons with Sevilla FC's reserves he joined another side in Andalusia and the third division, Real Balompédica Linense, where he remained one year. In 2000 he signed for Recreativo de Huelva, being second-choice in his beginnings but being the most used goalkeeper in 2002–03's La Liga, in a campaign where the oldest club in Spain also reached the Copa del Rey final;[1] during that year, he shared teams with Manuel Almunia – later of Arsenal fame.[2]

In the following season, now in the second level, Luque lost his place to newly signed Toño, regained it again when his competitor left for Racing de Santander and battled with him again when he returned in January 2006, on loan. In 2005–06, as Recre returned to the top flight after a three-year absence, he only conceded 22 goals in 24 matches, but was ineligible to receive the Ricardo Zamora Trophy due to the number of games played.[3]

Surprisingly, Luque was deemed surplus to requirements by new Recreativo manager Marcelino García Toral, only being allowed to train separately. In January 2007 he moved to neighbours Écija Balompié on loan, helping as the club retained its third-tier status; returning to Huelva for the 2007–08 campaign, he found himself third-choice behind new acquisitions Mariano Barbosa and Stefano Sorrentino.[3]

Luque retired from football in 2009 at the age of 35, after one season with Écija. Subsequently, he began training his hometown club.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miguelez, José (29 June 2003). "Eto'o pone Mallorca a brindar" [Eto'o has Mallorca toasting]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Almunia, de disputar sólo tres partidos con el Recre a jugar una final de la Champions" [Almunia, from taking part in only three matches with Recre to playing one Champions final] (in Spanish). Huelva 24. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Ubric, Ricardo (16 April 2013). "Luque, de ídolo del recreativismo a técnico del Puebla de Cazalla" [Luque, from Recreativo idol to Puebla de Cazalla manager] (in Spanish). Huelva 24. Retrieved 19 March 2020.

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