José Carlos Granero

José Carlos Granero Granero (born 27 May 1963) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back or a central defender, and is the manager of Chinese club Chengdu Better City FC.

José Carlos Granero
Personal information
Full name José Carlos Granero Granero
Date of birth (1963-05-27) 27 May 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Chella, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Chengdu Better City (manager)
Youth career
1972–1978 Chella
1978–1980 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1986 Valencia B
1984–1986 Valencia 24 (0)
1986–1988 Recreativo 14 (0)
1988–1989 Alcoyano 21 (1)
1989–1993 Benidorm 91 (3)
1993–1994 Jávea
Teams managed
1993–1994 Jávea
1994–1995 Villena
1995–1996 Llíria
1996–1997 Ontinyent
1997–1998 Benidorm
1999 Novelda
1999–2000 Levante (assistant)
2000–2001 Levante
2002–2003 Gimnàstic
2003–2004 Hércules
2007–2009 Alicante
2009–2011 Ponferradina
2011–2012 Alavés
2013–2014 Oviedo
2014–2015 Veria
2016 Melilla
2016–2017 Levante B
2017– Chengdu Better City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was known as a promotion specialist, winning promotion four times each to Segunda División B and Segunda División, and earning two more in China later in his career.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Born in Chella, Valencia, Granero spent six years with local giants Valencia CF, but was mainly associated with the reserves, his best output being 15 appearances in the 1984–85 campaign (seven starts). He made his La Liga debut on 15 January 1984, in a 1–2 away loss against Real Valladolid.[2]

Granero left the Che in 1986, then spent a couple of years in Segunda División with Recreativo de Huelva, playing no matches in his second season. He retired in 1994 at the age of 31 after spells with CD Alcoyano and Benidorm CD (Segunda División B) and amateurs CD Jávea, all in his native region.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Granero started training with his last club, going on to work in the lower leagues in the following seasons. In 1996, he led Llíria CF to the first place in the Tercera División regular season (group VI), subsequently disposing of FC Cartagena, FC Santboià and UD Poblense in the promotion playoffs;[4] still in the late 90s, he achieved three promotions to the third level, with Ontinyent CF, Benidorm and Novelda CF.

In 2007–08, Granero was in charge of Alicante CF as it promoted to division two after a 50-year absence. He was sacked after round 32 of the following campaign, in an immediately relegation back; he met the exact fate in the following two years, with SD Ponferradina.

On 18 October 2011, Granero was appointed at Deportivo Alavés in the third division, after Luis de la Fuente was sacked.[5] He left the club at the end of the season,[6] and continued working in that level in the next two seasons, with Real Oviedo.

On 28 May 2014, Granero was signed as head coach of Veria FC, as the Superleague Greece team's director of football was compatriot Quique Hernández.[7] He then returned to his country, where he managed several clubs in division three.

Granero headed back abroad on 24 November 2017, signing for the upcoming year to Chengdu Qianbao F.C. who had been relegated to China's fourth division.[8] He won immediate back-to-back promotions to China League One, the country's second division.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Granero's younger brother Roberto was a midfielder, who played for over a decade in the third tier. He later coached, as José Carlos' assistant and in his own right.[9] His son, Borja, was also a footballer, and all three were youth players at Valencia.[10][11]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 19 October 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Jávea   1 July 1993 30 June 1994 38 9 12 17 023.68 [12]
Villena   1 July 1994 30 June 1995 38 10 7 21 026.32 [13]
Llíria   1 July 1995 30 June 1996 44 27 9 8 061.36 [14]
Ontinyent   1 July 1996 30 June 1997 46 29 10 7 063.04 [15]
Benidorm   1 July 1997 30 June 1998 44 26 5 13 059.09 [16]
Novelda   1 July 1999 31 December 1999 21 6 4 11 028.57 [17]
Levante   1 July 2000 22 October 2001 55 16 26 13 029.09 [18]
Gimnàstic   1 July 2002 3 February 2003 23 6 12 5 026.09 [19]
Hércules   14 July 2003 13 November 2004 50 18 20 12 036.00 [20]
Alicante   17 April 2007 12 October 2008 65 29 20 16 044.62 [21]
Alicante   24 December 2008 30 June 2009 25 7 5 13 028.00 [22]
Ponferradina   1 July 2009 4 January 2011 64 26 22 16 040.63 [23]
Alavés   18 October 2011 30 June 2012 29 11 13 5 037.93 [24]
Oviedo   11 March 2013 17 February 2014 39 17 10 12 043.59 [25]
Veria   28 May 2014 20 March 2015 33 11 9 13 033.33
Melilla   5 January 2016 30 June 2016 19 9 6 4 047.37 [26]
Atlético Levante   8 July 2016 22 June 2017 40 8 20 12 020.00 [27]
Chengdu Better City   24 November 2017 Present 45 29 10 6 064.44
Total 718 294 220 204 040.95

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2–1: A cual peor" [2–1: Worse and worst]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 16 January 1984. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  3. ^ "José Carlos Granero Granero" (in Spanish). Fayos. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Temporada 1995–1996" [1995–1996 season] (in Spanish). AREFE. Archived from the original on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ "El Alavés deposita sus esperanzas en Granero" [Alavés have hopes in Granero]. Noticias de Álava (in Spanish). 18 October 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Alavés y Granero firman el acuerdo de rescisión". deportivoalaves.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Ο Χοσέ Κάρλος Γκρανέρο νέος τεχνικός της Βέροιας" [José Carlos Granero new manager of Veria] (in Greek). Sentra Goal. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  8. ^ "José Carlos Granero se va a la Superliga china [sic]" [José Carlos Granero goes to the Chinese Super League]. El Desmarque (in Spanish). 24 November 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Roberto Granero, hermano del entrenador, entra en el cuerpo técnico del Alicante" [Roberto Granero, the manager's brother, enters Alicante's coaching team]. Diario Informácion (in Spanish). 9 July 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  10. ^ "«Ser hijo de Granero es un gran favor»" ["Being the son of Granero is a big favour"]. La Verdad (in Spanish). 26 September 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Borja Granero se suma al proyecto de Paco Fernández en el Racing" [Borja Granero added to Paco Fernández project at Racing] (in Spanish). Vavel. 30 July 2013. Archived from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
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