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José Manuel González López (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse maˈnwel ɣonˈθaleθ ˈlopeθ];[a] born 14 October 1966) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward, and is a current coach.

José González
Personal information
Full name José Manuel González López
Date of birth (1966-10-14) 14 October 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Cádiz, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Cádiz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Cádiz B
1984–1991 Cádiz 94 (16)
1991–1993 Mallorca 26 (3)
1993–1994 Albacete 10 (0)
1994–1995 Rayo Vallecano 8 (0)
1996 Málaga 12 (1)
1996–1997 Tianjin TEDA
Total 150 (20)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Cádiz (youth)
2002–2004 Cádiz
2004–2005 Albacete
2006–2007 Cádiz
2008 Córdoba
2009–2010 Murcia
2010–2012 Cádiz
2014–2016 Beijing Guoan (assistant)
2016 Granada
2016–2017 Beijing Guoan
2018 Málaga
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Playing careerEdit

Born in Cádiz, Andalusia, he was known as simply José during his playing days. He finished his formation with Cádiz CF, making his senior debuts with the reserves in Tercera División. On 9 September 1984 he played his first match as a professional, starting in a 2–0 home win over Celta de Vigo for the Segunda División championship.[1]

José was definitely promoted to the first team in summer 1986, and made his La Liga debut on 2 November of that year by coming on as a late substitute in a 0–1 away loss against RCD Español.[2] He scored his first professional goal on 20 March 1988, netting his side's third in a 4–1 home routing of Real Betis.[3]

On 17 August 1991, after scoring a career-best seven goals to help his team avoid relegation in the play-offs, José signed a three-year deal with fellow league club RCD Mallorca, for 75 million pesetas.[4] He appeared in only five matches during his first season, which ended in relegation.

After featuring more regularly in the following campaign, José joined Albacete Balompié in a return to the top level.[5] He subsequently represented Rayo Vallecano, Málaga CF and China's Tianjin TEDA FC, retiring with the latter in 1997 at the age of only 30.

Coaching careerEdit

González returned to Cádiz in 2001, being named manager of the youth setup. On 24 May 2002, he was appointed at the helm of the first team.[6]

González was promoted from Segunda División B in his first season, and led the team to a seventh-place finish in his second. On 2 June 2004 he was appointed at another club he had already represented as a player, Albacete;[7] in February of the following year, he was sacked.[8]

González returned the Estadio Ramón de Carranza on 5 November 2006, taking the place of Oli.[9] He left at the end of the season, and on 1 April 2008 signed with Córdoba CF who was seriously threatened with relegation.[10]

On 8 December 2008, González was fired by the Verdiblancos,[11] and moved to Real Murcia (still in division two) on 2 November of the following year.[12] He re-joined Cádiz after suffering relegation,[13] leaving his post in 2012.

González was named Gregorio Manzano's assistant at Beijing Guoan F.C. from the Chinese Super League on 13 February, moving alongside former Cádiz teammate José María Quevedo.[14] On 22 February 2016, he was appointed manager at Spanish top flight's Granada CF as a replacement to fired José Ramón Sandoval.[15]

On 23 November 2016, González returned to Beijing Guoan, now as a head coach.[16] He returned to his country in January 2018, replacing the fired Míchel at Málaga.[17]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 19 May 2018[18]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Cádiz   24 May 2002 2 June 2004 88 40 23 25 119 87 +32 045.45 [19]
Albacete   2 June 2004 20 February 2005 26 6 8 12 23 34 −11 023.08 [20]
Cádiz   5 November 2006 30 June 2007 31 11 14 6 39 28 +11 035.48 [21]
Córdoba   1 April 2008 8 December 2008 27 8 6 13 28 35 −7 029.63 [22]
Murcia   2 November 2009 30 June 2010 33 11 11 11 39 38 +1 033.33 [23]
Cádiz   16 November 2010 30 June 2012 75 39 21 15 114 66 +48 052.00 [24]
Granada   22 February 2016 20 June 2016 13 5 4 4 20 18 +2 038.46 [25]
Beijing Guoan   23 November 2016 2 June 2017 13 5 3 5 21 21 +0 038.46
Málaga   13 January 2018 20 June 2018 18 2 3 13 10 26 −16 011.11 [26]
Career Total 324 127 93 104 413 353 +60 039.20

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, González is pronounced [ɡonˈθaleθ].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2–0: En Cádiz, los profesionales ovacionados" [2–0: In Cádiz, ovation for the professionals]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 September 1984. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "1–0: Pineda, "s'il vous plait"..." Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 3 November 1986. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. ^ "4–1: El Cádiz no tuvo piedad del Betis" [4–1: Cádiz had no mercy on Betis]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 21 March 1988. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ "José ficha por el Mallorca" [José signs for Mallorca]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 17 August 1991. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Malestar en Albacete por el tema refuerzos" [Discomfort in Albacete on the additions topic]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 July 1993. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Novedades en Granada y Cádiz" [News at Granada and Cádiz] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 24 May 2002. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ "José González firma hoy con el Albacete" [José González signs today with Albacete] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 2 June 2004. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Monteagudo sustituye al destituido José González" [Monteagudo replaces fired José González]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 20 February 2005. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  9. ^ "José González sustituye a "Oli" como nuevo entrenador del Cádiz" [José González replaces "Oli" as new manager of Cádiz]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 5 November 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Jose González, nuevo entrenador del Córdoba" [José González, new manager of Córdoba] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  11. ^ "El Córdoba destituye a José González como entrenador" [Córdoba sack José González as manager]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 December 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  12. ^ "El Murcia destituye a Campos y nombra a José González como nuevo entrenador" [Murcia sack Campos and name José González as new manager]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 2 November 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  13. ^ "José González, nuevo entrenador del Cádiz" [José González, new manager of Cádiz]. La Verdad (in Spanish). 16 November 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Gregorio Manzano firma un año por el Beijing Gouan chino" [Gregorio Manzano signs for a year with China's Beijing Guoan]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 13 February 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  15. ^ "José González replaces José Ramón Sandoval as Granada coach". ESPN FC. 22 February 2016.
  16. ^ "敲定!国安主帅锁前曼萨诺助手 曾带西甲弱旅保级" [Done deal! Former Manzano assistant confirmed at Guoan] (in Chinese). Sina. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  17. ^ "El técnico Míchel Gónzalez no continúa al frente del equipo" [Coach Míchel Gónzalez not in charge of team anymore] (in Spanish). Málaga CF. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  18. ^ José González coach profile at Soccerway
  19. ^ "José: José Manuel González López". BDFutbol. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
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  21. ^ "José: José Manuel González López". BDFutbol. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  22. ^ "José: José Manuel González López". BDFutbol. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
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  24. ^ "José: José Manuel González López". BDFutbol. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
    "José: José Manuel González López". BDFutbol. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  25. ^ "Granada results". Sky Sports. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  26. ^ "José: José Manuel González López". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

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