José Manuel Rey
|Full name||José Manuel Rey Cortegoso|
|Date of birth||20 May 1975|
|Place of birth||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Monagas (Head coach)|
|1999||→ Emelec (loan)||24||(2)|
|2007–2008||→ AEK Larnaca (loan)||20||(3)|
|2009||→ Colo-Colo (loan)||8||(0)|
|2016–2017||ACD Lara (sporting director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
During his career, Rey played mainly with Caracas Fútbol Club, also representing several clubs in Europe and South America: C.S. Marítimo de Venezuela, Club Sport Emelec (two spells), Pontevedra CF, Atlético Nacional and AEK Larnaca FC. In 1995, he had a short spell with Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain, but only appeared for the reserve team; in 2000 he signed a pre-contract with Dundee FC, but ultimately failed to join to the Scottish club.
In late September 2009, Rey was sent on loan to Colo-Colo in Chile, as a replacement for injured Luis Mena. After an irregular start he established himself in the team's starting XI, helping it win the national championship.
The loan was to be extended if Colo-Colo qualified to the Libertadores Cup, which eventually happened, but Rey returned to Caracas. In January 2011, after five spells with his main club, the 35-year-old signed for Atlético Club Mineros de Guayana.
In June 2011 Rey changed teams again, moving to ACD Lara. He retired four years later, aged 40.
On 6 September 2008, in a 0–1 loss against Peru at the Estadio Monumental in Lima, in another qualifier, Rey became the first player to appear 100 times for Venezuela. He also represented the nation in six Copa América tournaments.
|1.||27 January 1999||José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Denmark||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||15 June 1999||Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Ecuador||2–2||3–2||Friendly|
|3.||20 June 1999||Misael Delgado, Valencia, Venezuela||Peru||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|4.||20 October 2002||Brígido Iriarte, Caracas, Venezuela||Ecuador||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|5.||18 November 2003||José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Bolivia||1–1||2–1||2006 World Cup qualification|
|6.||18 November 2003||José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Bolivia||2–1||2–1||2006 World Cup qualification|
|7.||15 November 2006||Brígido Iriarte, Caracas, Venezuela||Guatemala||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|8.||13 October 2007||Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Ecuador||0–1||0–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
|9.||10 June 2009||Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela||Uruguay||0–1||2–2||2010 World Cup qualification|
|10.||12 August 2009||Giants Stadium, New York City, United States||Colombia||0–1||1–2||Friendly|
|11.||5 September 2009||Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile||Chile||1–2||2–2||2010 World Cup qualification|
- Venezuelan Primera División: 1996–97, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
- Venezuelan Primera División: Clausura 2004, 2007, 2009; Apertura 2003
- ACD Lara
- José Manuel Rey: “El orden táctico fue vital” (José Manuel Rey: “The tactical order was vital”) Archived 23 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine; at Fútbol es Todo (in Spanish)
- 2–2. Dos goles de Rey permitien al Caracas igualar con el Marítimo de Portugal (2–2. Two Rey goals allow Caracas to draw with Marítimo from Portugal); Soitu, 28 July 2008 (in Spanish)
- Venezuela – Record International Players Archived 30 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine; at RSSSF
- José Manuel Rey – Century of International Appearances; at RSSSF
- Golazo de Rey contra Ecuador (Eliminatorias 2007) (Rey's wonder goal against Ecuador (2007 Qualifiers)); at YouTube (in Spanish)