José Manuel Aira

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José Manuel Aira
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Aira Lindoso
Date of birth (1976-03-14) 14 March 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Ponferrada, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Murcia (coach)
Youth career
1989–1991 CD Fuentesnuevas
1991–1994 Ponferradina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Ponferradina
1995–1999 Deportivo B
1996–2002 Deportivo La Coruña 2 (0)
1999–2000 Tenerife (loan) 23 (0)
2000–2001 Racing Ferrol (loan) 41 (2)
2001–2002 Sporting Gijón (loan) 22 (1)
2002–2005 Poli Ejido 68 (4)
2005–2006 Racing Ferrol 28 (1)
2006–2010 Lugo 136 (6)
2010–2011 Racing Ferrol ? (5)
Teams managed
2011–2014 Racing Ferrol
2014– Murcia
* 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 Aira and the second or maternal family name is Lindoso.

José Manuel Aira Lindoso (born 14 March 1976) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a central defender, and the current manager of Real Murcia.

Football career[edit]

Born in Ponferrada, Castile and León, Aira arrived at Deportivo de La Coruña from local SD Ponferradina aged 19, but never broke into the first-team setup during his stay, only appearing twice in La Liga. With more individual success he resumed his career in the second division for the following seven seasons, with CD Tenerife, Racing de Ferrol (twice), Sporting de Gijón and Polideportivo Ejido.

In the 2006 summer Aira returned to Galicia, moving to CD Lugo which had just returned to the third level after a three-year absence. He continued to be a defensive mainstay in the subsequent four years after which he returned to Ferrol, now in division four.

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