Vicente Moreno

Vicente Moreno Peris (born 26 October 1974) is a Spanish football manager and former player who played as a defensive midfielder. He is the current manager of RCD Espanyol.

Vicente Moreno
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Moreno training with Xerez in 2009
Personal information
Full name Vicente Moreno Peris
Date of birth (1974-10-26) 26 October 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Massanassa, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Espanyol (coach)
Youth career
1992–1994 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Valencia B 90 (9)
1998–1999 Ontinyent 36 (4)
1999–2000 Guadix 34 (11)
2000–2011 Xerez 392 (20)
Total 552 (44)
Teams managed
2011 Xerez (assistant)
2011–2012 Xerez
2013–2016 Gimnàstic
2017–2020 Mallorca
2020– Espanyol
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his career with Xerez, appearing in 412 official matches and remaining with the club for 11 years. He also coached it for seven months.[1]

Playing careerEdit

An unsuccessful Valencia CF youth graduate, Moreno was born in Massanassa, Valencian Community, and he arrived to Xerez CD in 2000–01 after spending one season each with lowly clubs, also in Segunda División B. Helping the Andalusians promote to the Segunda División in his first year, he never played less than 34 matches until 2009.

In the 2008–09 campaign, Moreno was an everpresent figure for Xerez as they achieved a first-ever La Liga promotion. On 13 June 2009, he scored one goal in a 2–1 home win over SD Huesca which certified his team's promotion.[2]

Moreno made his top-tier debut on 30 August 2009 – two months shy of his 35th birthday – playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 away loss against RCD Mallorca.[3] He also started in the third match, a 5–0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium,[4] but eventually lost his importance, with Malian Sidi Keita being preferred; at the end of the season, albeit only in the last round, the side were immediately relegated.

In June 2011, aged nearly 37, Moreno retired from football after one more season with Xerez (28 appearances, three goals). At the time of his retirement he was the player with the most appearances for the club, also having been the only one to have scored for the organisation in all three major levels of Spanish football.[5] He immediately joined the team's coaching staff.

Coaching careerEdit

On 5 December 2011, Moreno replaced Juan Merino at the helm of Xerez.[6] He managed to lead the team to the 14th position, ten points above the relegation zone in division two.

Moreno was appointed Gimnàstic de Tarragona manager on 4 November 2013, taking over for the fired Santi Castillejo at the third tier side.[7] On 22 June 2015, after winning promotion, he renewed his contract for a further year.[8]

On 13 June 2016, after finishing third in the regular season and only missing out another promotion in the play-offs, Moreno extended his link until 2018.[9] He announced he was stepping down on 24 December, however, and the club accepted it three days later.[10]

Moreno was presented as manager of RCD Mallorca in the third division on 20 June 2017.[11] He achieved two consecutive promotions in his first two years, both in the play-offs,[12] followed by an instant relegation in the 2019–20 campaign.[13]

Moreno subsequently left the Visit Mallorca Stadium, and joined fellow relegated side RCD Espanyol on a three-year contract in August 2020.[14] They achieved promotion at the first attempt, as champions.[15]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 25 September 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Xerez   5 December 2011 12 July 2012 26 9 6 11 35 46 −11 034.62 [16]
Gimnàstic   4 November 2013 27 December 2016 147 62 50 35 186 151 +35 042.18 [17]
Mallorca   19 June 2017 4 August 2020 133 56 33 44 162 141 +21 042.11 [18]
Espanyol   4 August 2020 Present 52 27 13 12 78 37 +41 051.92 [19]
Total 358 154 102 102 461 375 +86 043.02









  1. ^ Martínez, Alberto (2 September 2020). "Los escuderos de Moreno, una amistad que nació en Jerez" [Moreno's sidekicks, friendship born in Jerez] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "El Xerez hace historia con su primer ascenso a Primera" [Xerez make history with their first promotion to Primera] (in Spanish). Marca. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  3. ^ El Mallorca bautiza al Xerez en Primera (Mallorca baptise Xerez in Primera); Marca, 30 August 2009 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Una 'manita' para alcanzar el liderato (A 'fiver' to reach first place); Marca, 20 September 2009 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Moreno: "Me siento muy orgulloso de llegar a esta cantidad" (Moreno: "I feel very proud to have reached this number"); Diario Información, 16 December 2010 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Official: Xerez axe Merino"[permanent dead link]; Football Press, 5 December 2011
  7. ^ Vicente Moreno substitueix Santi Castillejo a la banqueta (Vicente Moreno replaces Santi Castillejo at the bench); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 4 November 2013 (in Catalan)
  8. ^ Vicente Moreno renueva por el Nàstic (Vicente Moreno renews with Nàstic); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 22 June 2015 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Vicente Moreno sigue de grana hasta el 2018 (Vicente Moreno remains grana until 2018); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 13 June 2016 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ El Nástic acepta la renuncia de Vicente Moreno, que ya no es su entrenador (Nástic accept renouncement of Vicente Moreno, who is no longer their coach); Marca, 27 December 2016 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Maura, Tomeu (20 June 2017). "Vicente Moreno, nuevo entrenador del Mallorca: "Sé a lo que vengo aquí"" [Vicente Moreno, new manager of Mallorca: "I know why I come here"] (in Spanish). El Mundo. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Vicente Moreno: "No hay palabras para definir a estos jugadores"" [Vicente Moreno: "There are no words to define these players"] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 23 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  13. ^ Adrover, Sebastià (23 July 2020). "Vicente Moreno paraliza al Mallorca" [Vicente Moreno paralyses Mallorca] (in Spanish). Diario de Mallorca. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Vicente Moreno, nuevo entrenador del RCD Espanyol" [Vicente Moreno, new coach of RCD Espanyol] (in Spanish). RCD Espanyol. 4 August 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  15. ^ a b "El Espanyol cae como campeón ante un Alcorcón salvado" [Espanyol fall as champions against saved Alcorcón] (in Spanish). Sport. 30 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
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    "Moreno: Vicente Moreno Peris". BDFutbol. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Moreno: Vicente Moreno Peris". BDFutbol. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
    "Moreno: Vicente Moreno Peris". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
    "Moreno: Vicente Moreno Peris". BDFutbol. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Moreno: Vicente Moreno Peris". BDFutbol. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  20. ^ Gallego, Daniel (27 April 2015). "Vicente Moreno: "Hay que celebrar el campeonato sabiendo que estamos a medio camino"" [Vicente Moreno: "We have to celebrate the championship knowing we're halfway there"] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  21. ^ "El Mallorca se proclama campeón de Segunda B" [Mallorca crowned Segunda B champions] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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