José Juan Luque

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José Juan Luque
Personal information
Full name José Juan Luque Jiménez
Date of birth (1977-10-16) 16 October 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth Cantillana, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Sevilla B
1997 Sevilla 9 (0)
1997–1998 Badajoz 18 (0)
1998–2000 Atlético B 32 (7)
1999 Albacete (loan) 17 (5)
1999–2002 Atlético Madrid 55 (6)
2002 Espanyol 8 (0)
2003 Elche 19 (3)
2003–2004 Málaga 19 (1)
2005–2007 Ciudad Murcia 69 (31)
2007–2008 Granada 74 40 (17)
2008–2009 Málaga 7 (0)
2009–2010 Murcia 11 (0)
2011–2013 Diósgyőr 59 (18)
National team
1996 Spain U18 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Luque and the second or maternal family name is Jiménez.

José Juan Luque Jiménez (born 16 October 1977) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a left winger.

Football career[edit]

Born in Cantillana, Province of Seville, Luque started playing professionally for Sevilla FC, appearing mostly for the reserves. His debut in La Liga was on 1 March 1997 in a 2–3 away loss against Atlético Madrid, and he appeared in nine games as the season ended in relegation.

In the summer of 1998, after one season with CD Badajoz in the second division, Luque moved to Atlético de Madrid. He played with the Colchoneros mostly in the second level, and also represented the B-team before leaving the club in the 2002 summer; he was also loaned to Albacete Balompié for five months in January 1999.

Luque split 2002–03 with RCD Espanyol and Elche CF, the former in the top flight. Subsequently he joined Málaga CF (the first of his two spells), being rarely used over the course of one 1/2 years and signing for Ciudad de Murcia in the 2005 winter transfer window. He scored a career-best 20 goals in his first full campaign as his side narrowly missed on top division promotion, being crowned joint-top scorer alongside Ikechukwu Uche of Recreativo de Huelva.

In 2007–08 Luque finished third in the Pichichi Trophy race, but Ciudad, now renamed Granada 74 CF, was eventually relegated to division three. In very late August 2009, after having completed the pre-season with Málaga – he even started and scored in a 1–3 loss against Atlante F.C. in that year's Peace Cup – he was released and soon moved to fellow league outfit Real Murcia, on a free transfer.[1] He only appeared in one fourth of the league matches during the season and his team also dropped down a category.

In January 2011, after 325 games and 75 goals in the two major levels of Spanish football (but only 49/3 in the top level), 33-year-old Luque had his first abroad experience, signing for Diósgyőri VTK in Hungary.

Honours[edit]

Atlético Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Real Murcia ficha a José Juan Luque" [Real Murcia signs José Juan Luque] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 28 August 2009. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 

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Preceded by
None
Segunda División Zarra Trophy Winner
2005–06
Succeeded by
Spain Marcos Márquez
for Las Palmas