José Manuel Rey
Rey in action against Peru for the 2011 Copa América.
|Full name||José Manuel Rey Cortegoso|
|Date of birth||20 May 1975|
|Place of birth||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Current club||Deportivo Lara|
|1995–1996||Deportivo La Coruña|
|1999||→ Emelec (loan)||24||(2)|
|2007–2008||→ AEK Larnaca (loan)||20||(3)|
|2009||→ Colo-Colo (loan)||14||(0)|
|2011||Mineros de Guayana||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
During his career, Rey played mainly with Caracas Fútbol Club, also representing several clubs in Europe and South America: C.S. Marítimo de Venezuela, Club Sport Emelec (two spells), Pontevedra CF, Atlético Nacional and AEK Larnaca FC. In 1995, he had a small spell with Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain, but only appeared for the reserve team and in 2000, he signed a pre-contract with Dundee F.C., but he failed to join to the Scottish club.
In late September 2009, Rey was sent on loan to Colo-Colo in Chile, as a replacement for injured Luis Mena. After an irregular start, he established himself in the team's starting XI, helping it win the national championship.
The loan was to be extended if Colo-Colo qualified to the Libertadores Cup, which eventually happened, but Rey returned to Caracas. In January 2011, after five spells with his main club, the 35-year old signed for Atlético Club Mineros de Guayana.
In June 2011, Rey changed teams again, moving to Deportivo Lara.
On 6 September 2008, in a 0–1 loss against Peru at the Estadio Monumental in Lima, in another qualifier, Rey became the first player to appear 100 times for Venezuela. He also represented the nation in six Copa América tournaments.
|1.||27 January 1999||José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Denmark||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||16 June 1999||Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Ecuador||4–0||8–0||Friendly|
|3.||20 June 1999||Misael Delgado, Valencia, Venezuela||Peru||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|4.||20 October 2002||Brígido Iriarte, Caracas, Venezuela||Ecuador||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|5.||18 November 2003||José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Bolivia||1–1||2–1||2006 World Cup qualification|
|6.||18 November 2003||José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Bolivia||2–1||2–1||2006 World Cup qualification|
|7.||15 November 2006||Brígido Iriarte, Caracas, Venezuela||Guatemala||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|8.||13 October 2007||Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Ecuador||0–1||0–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
|9.||10 June 2009||Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela||Uruguay||0–1||2–2||2010 World Cup qualification|
|10.||12 August 2009||Giants Stadium, New York, United States||Colombia||0–1||1–2||Friendly|
|11.||5 September 2009||Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile||Chile||1–2||2–2||2010 World Cup qualification|
- Primera División (5): 1996–97, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
- Torneo de Clausura (3): 2004, 2007, 2009
- Torneo de Apertura (1): 2003
- Deportivo Lara