Manuel Romero (footballer)

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Manuel "Manolo" Romero Paz (28 May 1950 – 23 November 2020) was a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a manager.

Manolo Romero
Personal information
Full name Manuel Romero Paz
Date of birth (1950-05-28)28 May 1950
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Date of death 23 November 2020(2020-11-23) (aged 70)
Place of death Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 Pegaso
1976–1978 Getafe Deportivo 38 (7)
1978–1979 Salamanca 1 (0)
1979–1980 Palencia 0 (0)
1980 Badajoz 3 (0)
1980–1981 Gimnástica Arandina 9 (2)
Teams managed
Alcalá (youth)
1993 Tomelloso
1998–1999 Coslada
2002–2003 Alcorcón
2003–2004 Cobeña
2004–2005 Atlético Madrid (youth)
2005–2006 Atlético Madrid C
2006 Atlético Madrid B (interim)
2006–2007 Atlético Madrid B (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Born in Madrid, Romero's first professional club was Getafe Deportivo, in Segunda División. He made his debut for the club on 5 September 1976, starting in a 2–3 away loss against CF Calvo Sotelo,[1] and scored his first goal on 31 October, netting the last in a 1–1 draw at UE Sant Andreu.

In the 1978 summer Romero moved to UD Salamanca in La Liga. He made his debut in the main category only on 6 May of the following year, starting in a 1–3 home loss against Real Sociedad.[2]

Romero joined Palencia CF in 1979,[3] but made no appearances for the side.

Managerial careerEdit

Romero made his managerial debuts with Tomelloso CF in the 1993–94 campaign, in Segunda División B.[4] He only returned to that category in 2002, after being appointed manager of AD Alcorcón.[5]

After a spell at CD Cobeña, Romero joined Atlético Madrid's setup: after a year in charge of the Juvenil squad,[6] he was named manager of the C-team in Tercera División, being later an interim manager and an assistant of the reserves.[7][8]


Romero died on 23 November 2020, aged 70.[9]


  1. ^ "3–2: Un tiempo para cada equipo en Puertollano" [3–2: One half for each team in Puertollano] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 6 September 1976. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ "1–3: Decidió el mejor contraataque de la Real" [1–3: Real's best counter decided it] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 7 May 1979. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  3. ^ "El Palencia, nuevo en Segunda "A"" [Palencia, new in Segunda "A"] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 15 August 1979. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Temporada 1993/94: Segunda División 'B' Grupo I" [1993/94 season: Segunda División 'B' Group I] (in Spanish). Tomelloso's official website. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Entrenadores" [Managers] (in Spanish). Alcorcón's official website. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  6. ^ "El Aviación bajará de la nube ante el Rayo" [Aviación will leave the clouds against Rayo] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 28 August 2005. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Manuel Romero, de dimitido a técnico del filial" [Manuel Romero, from dismissed to manager of the reserves] (in Spanish). ABC. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  8. ^ "El Atlético despidió a Sosa Espinel como técnico del B" [Atlético sacked Sosa Espinel as manager of the B's] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Muere Manolo Romero, exentrenador del Alcorcón y del Atlético de Madrid" [Dies Manolo Romero, former Alcorcón and Atlético Madrid manager] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.

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