José Manuel Jiménez Ortiz

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Mané
Getafe CF - Jose Manuel "Mané".jpg
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Jiménez Ortiz
Date of birth (1981-12-21) 21 December 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Tarifa, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Almería
Number 21
Youth career
Linense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Linense 13 (0)
2002–2003 Díter Zafra 8 (1)
2003–2005 Atlético Madrid B 68 (14)
2005–2006 Ciudad Murcia 39 (2)
2006–2009 Almería 103 (3)
2009–2013 Getafe 101 (2)
2013 Maccabi Tel Aviv 5 (0)
2013– Almería 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Jiménez and the second or maternal family name is Ortiz.

José Manuel Jiménez Ortiz (born 21 December 1981), commonly known as Mané, is a Spanish footballer who plays for UD Almería as a left back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Tarifa, Province of Cádiz, Mané started playing professional football with lowly Real Balompédica Linense and CD Díter Zafra, being limited to just eight third division games with the latter. In 2003 he moved to Atlético Madrid B, in the same category.

In the 2005–06 season Mané progressed to the second level, joining Ciudad de Murcia and appearing in 39 league games (with two goals). The following campaign he moved clubs again, this time to UD Almería: he quickly became first-choice, being instrumental in the side's first ever promotion to La Liga.

Mané's Almería performances were much admired over the course of 2007–08, represented by him being named in Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balagué's team of the season,[1] as the Andalusians overachieved and finished eighth with the player scoring twice, in 1–1 draws with RCD Mallorca and Recreativo de Huelva.

On 2 June 2009, after appearing in more than 100 league matches for Almería (68 in the league), Mané signed a four-year contract with Getafe CF.[2] An undisputed starter throughout his first season he scored his first goal for the Madrid side on 13 April 2010, in a 3–0 home triumph against Villarreal CF.[3]

On 2 July 2013, aged nearly 32, Mané moved abroad for the first time, agreeing to a two-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv FC.[4] He made his debut with the club fifteen days later, in a match against Győri ETO FC for the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League; on 23 December he returned to former club Almería, signing for 18-months.[5]

Trivia[edit]

From 2007–09 Mané Ortiz was one of three Almería players with that surname, José Ortiz and Juan Manuel Ortiz being the others.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Liga Dream Team; Sky Sports, 15 May 2008
  2. ^ Getafe swoop for Mane; Football.co, 4 June 2009
  3. ^ Yellow Submarines are sunk; ESPN Soccernet, 13 April 2010
  4. ^ Defender "Mane" agrees 2-year-deal at MTA; Maccabi's official website, 2 June 2013
  5. ^ El Almería cierra el fichaje de Mané (Almería completes signing of Mané); Almería's official website, 23 December 2013 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Los Ortiz: un lujo para el Almería (The Ortiz: luxury for Almería); Diario AS, 18 February 2009 (Spanish)

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