José Antonio Grande

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Toni Grande
Personal information
Full name José Antonio Grande Cereijo
Date of birth (1947-09-17) 17 September 1947 (age 66)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Spain (assistant)
Youth career
1963–1967 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1974 Real Madrid 83 (9)
1967–1968 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 30 (15)
1973–1974 Racing Santander (loan) 33 (11)
1974–1977 Granada 92 (14)
1977–1978 Palencia
National team
1969–1971 Spain U23 2 (0)
1968–1971 Spain amateur 14 (4)
Teams managed
1989–1993 Real Madrid C
1997 Real Madrid B
1997–2003 Real Madrid (assistant)
2004–2005 Beşiktaş (assistant)
2006–2007 Real Madrid (assistant)
2008– Spain (assistant)
* 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 Grande and the second or maternal family name is Cereijo.

José Antonio 'Toni' Grande Cereijo (born 17 September 1947) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder, and a current manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Valencia, Grande graduated from Real Madrid's youth academy, going on to play in a total of 111 official games during his five-year spell with the first team, winning two La Liga championships and one Copa del Rey trophy. He made his league debut for the Merengues on 19 January 1969 in a 2–2 away draw against Córdoba CF (90 minutes played), but only amassed fourteen appearances in his first two seasons combined.

Additionally, Grande also represented Rayo Vallecano, Racing de Santander, Granada CF and Palencia CF, the first and the last being the only clubs with which he did not play in the first division, where he amassed totals of 176 matches and 31 goals, having retired professionally at only 31.

Internationally, Grande competed for Spain at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1979 Grande returned to Real Madrid, managing several youth sides as well as Real Madrid Castilla and Real Madrid C. In late 90's/early 2000s he worked as first-team assistant under several coaches, namely Vicente del Bosque, then left the club briefly and returned again, being part of Fabio Capello's coaching staff as the side won the 1997 national championship.[2]

In 2004, Grande re-joined del Bosque during his brief adventure in Turkey with Beşiktaş JK; the pair reunited again four years later, in the same capacity, in the Spanish national team.[3]

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grande". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  2. ^ José Antonio Grande regresa al Real Madrid (José Antonio Grande returns to Real Madrid); Terra, 11 July 2006 (Spanish)
  3. ^ Toni Grande previene contra la euforia (Toni Grande warns against euphoria); Terra, 15 November 2008 (Spanish)

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