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José Francisco Belman González (born 16 June 1971 in Málaga, Andalusia) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

José Belman
Personal information
Full name José Francisco Belman González
Date of birth (1971-06-16) 16 June 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1988–1990 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Málaga 0 (0)
1991–1992Fabril Deportivo (loan) 29 (0)
1992–1993 Linense 11 (0)
1993–1994 Zaragoza B
1994–1997 Zaragoza 13 (0)
1997–1998 Valladolid 0 (0)
1998–2000 Hércules 68 (0)
2001–2008 Nacional 38 (0)
Total 159 (0)
National team
1987 Spain U17 1 (0)
1988 Spain U18 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

After playing in his early years with former denominations of Málaga CF, Belman went on to represent Real Balompédica Linense, Real Zaragoza (with a stint in its B-team), Real Valladolid, Hércules CF and C.D. Nacional.[1][2] He was mostly used as a backup – for example, 30 of his 38 games with his last club came in his first season, when he helped the Madeirans promote to the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Belman's best input in La Liga consisted of 11 appearances with Zaragoza in 1995–96, where he conceded 16 goals. He also featured in two UEFA Cup Winners' Cup matches in that campaign with the Aragonese, the 1–2 quarter-final aggregate loss against fellow league side Deportivo de La Coruña.[3][4]

Coaching careerEdit

Shortly after retiring at the age of 37, Belman began working as a goalkeepers coach. After two years with Real Madrid's under-19[5] he returned to his main club Nacional in 2010, leaving abruptly in late 2012 to join Santos Laguna.[6]

Belman signed with Scottish side Rangers in March 2017, to work under Pedro Caixinha in the same capacity.[7] On 26 October of that year, both left Ibrox Stadium.[8]


  1. ^ "Diego Benaglio, guarda-redes por acidente" [Diego Benaglio, goalkeeper by accident] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 14 October 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Internacionais e desconhecidos, é este o retrato dos jogadores espanhóis na Liga portuguesa" [Internationals and unknown, meet the Spanish players in the Portuguese League]. Público (in Portuguese). 3 August 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Decisivo David" [Decisive David]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 March 1996. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ "El campeón, KO" [The champions, KO]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 March 1996. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  5. ^ "El futuro en 'La Fábrica': de Luca Zidane a Moha Ramos Wade" [The future at ‘The Factory’: from Luca Zidane to Moha Ramos Wade]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 28 December 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Belman com processo" [Belman charged]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 November 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Pedro Caixinha: Rangers manager seeks coach with Ibrox know-how". BBC Sport. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Rangers: Pedro Caixinha sacked as manager after board meeting". BBC Sport. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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