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Manuel 'Manolo' Zambrano Díaz (born 8 March 1960) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a manager.

Manolo Zambrano
Personal information
Full name Manuel Zambrano Díaz
Date of birth (1960-03-08) 8 March 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Huelva, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Recreativo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1984 Recreativo 162 (17)
1984–1985 Málaga 33 (1)
1985–1987 Sevilla 59 (1)
1987–1990 Celta 76 (8)
1990–1992 Murcia 37 (3)
Total 367 (31)
National team
1979 Spain U19 3 (0)
1979 Spain U20 1 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Olont
2001–2002 Ayamonte
2002–2004 San Fernando
2004–2007 Cartaya
2007–2008 Recreativo B
2008 Recreativo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Playing careerEdit

Born in Huelva, Andalusia, Zambrano finished his formation at Recreativo de Huelva, and made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 3 September 1978 at the age of only 18, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 3–0 home win against Real Zaragoza.[1] On 18 May 1980 he scored his first professional goal, netting the last in a 3–1 success at Getafe Deportivo for the Segunda División championship.[2]

In the summer of 1984, Zambrano signed for neighbouring CD Málaga in the top division, and scored his first goal in the competition on 30 March of the following year, the first in a 1–1 home draw against RCD Español.[3] His team was eventually relegated at the end of the season, and he moved to fellow league club Sevilla FC shortly after.

After two seasons appearing regularly with the Rojiblancos, Zambrano joined RC Celta de Vigo in 1987. He retired with Real Murcia in 1992 at the age of 31, mainly due to hernia injuries.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

Zambrano started working as a coach with amateurs Olont CF, and also had lower league spells at Ayamonte CF, CD San Fernando and AD Cartaya. In 2007, he returned to his first club Recreativo, being appointed manager of the reserves.

On 4 February 2008, Zambrano replaced fired Víctor Muñoz at the helm of the main squad.[5] After narrowly avoiding top flight relegation he renewed his contract with Recre on 23 May,[6] but was sacked on 7 October.[7]

On 6 October 2016, Zambrano was elected Recreativo's new president.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Zambrano's brother and son, respectively Antonio and Alejandro, were also footballers. They too represented Recreativo professionally.[9][10]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 20 August 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Olont   1 July 1999 30 June 2001 68 36 16 16 99 64 +35 052.94 [11]
Ayamonte   1 July 2001 30 June 2002 38 18 9 11 39 32 +7 047.37 [12]
San Fernando   1 July 2002 30 June 2004 82 34 18 30 115 99 +16 041.46 [13]
Cartaya   1 July 2004 30 June 2007 102 42 31 29 152 124 +28 041.18 [14]
Recreativo B   1 July 2007 4 February 2008 23 15 7 1 51 11 +40 065.22 [15]
Recreativo   4 February 2008 7 October 2008 22 7 5 10 24 41 −17 031.82 [16]
Career Total 335 152 86 97 480 371 +109 045.37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 3–0: El Huelva dio un repaso al Zaragoza (3–0: Huelva all over Zaragoza); Mundo Deportivo, 4 September 1978 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ 1–3: Gran golpe del Huelva en Getafe (1–3: Great Huelva blow in Getafe); Mundo Deportivo, 19 May 1980 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ 1–1: Un Español de mercado común (1–1: Single-market Español); Mundo Deportivo, 31 March 1985 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Manolo Zambrano; Yo Jugué en el Celta, 8 April 2008 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Víctor Muñoz, destituido como técnico del Recreativo (Víctor Muñoz, sacked as Recreativo manager); Marca, 4 February 2008 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Zambrano y Aitor renuevan su contrato con el Recreativo (Zambrano and Aitor renew their contract with Recreativo); Diario AS, 23 May 2008 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Manolo Zambrano, destituido (Manolo Zambrano, sacked); Diario AS, 7 October 2008 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Manolo Zambrano, elegido nuevo presidente del Recreativo (Manolo Zambrano, elected new Recreativo president); Diario AS, 6 October 2016 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Luto en el Recre por la muerte de Antonio Zambrano (Mourning at Recre for the death of Antonio Zambrano); Huelva Hoy, 1 July 2015 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Álex Zambrano: “Ser el hijo del presidente del Recreativo me ha perjudicado más que beneficiado” (Álex Zambrano: “Being the son of the president of Recreativo has hurt me more than it has done me good”); Diario de Huelva, 24 August 2018 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ "Regional Preferente Onubense 1999–00" [Regional Preferente Onubense 1999–00] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
    "Regional Preferente Onubense 2000–01" [Regional Preferente Onubense 2000–01] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Tercera División 2001–02 (Grupo 10)" [Tercera División 2001–02 (Group 10)] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 10) 2002–03" [Tercera División (Group 10) 2002–03] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
    "Tercera División (Grupo 10) 2003–04" [Tercera División (Group 10) 2003–04] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División B 2003–04" [Promotion phase to Segunda División B 2003–04] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 10) 2004–05" [Tercera División (Group 10) 2004–05] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
    "Primera Andaluza (Grupo 1) 2005–06" [Primera Andaluza (Group 1) 2005–06] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
    "Primera Andaluza–Fase de ascenso 2005–06" [Primera Andaluza–Promotion phase 2005–06] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
    "Primera Andaluza (Grupo 1) 2006–07" [Primera Andaluza (Group 1) 2006–07] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Primera Andaluza (Grupo 1) 2007–08" [Primera Andaluza (Group 1) 2007–08] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Zambrano: Manuel Zambrano Díaz". BDFutbol. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
    "Zambrano: Manuel Zambrano Díaz". BDFutbol. Retrieved 29 August 2017.

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