Juan José Jiménez Collar

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Juan José
Personal information
Full name Juan José Jiménez Collar
Date of birth (1957-07-29) 29 July 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Cádiz, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Regina Pacis
Cádiz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Cádiz B
1977–1982 Cádiz 107 (2)
1977–1978 Jerez Industrial (loan)
1982–1985 Real Madrid 49 (0)
1985–1991 Cádiz 151 (0)
National team
1982 Spain U23 1 (0)
1983 Spain amateur 2 (0)
1981 Spain B 1 (0)
1982–1983 Spain 4 (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 Jiménez and the second or maternal family name is Collar.

Juan José Jiménez Collar (born 29 July 1957), known as Juan José, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right defender.

Nicknamed Sandokan[1] due to striking similarities with the fictional character, he was mainly associated with Cádiz, but also played three years for Real Madrid, appearing in 233 La Liga games in exactly ten seasons.

Club career[edit]

Born in Cádiz, Andalusia, Juan José started his professional career with hometown's Cádiz CF, in the second division. In 1982 he moved to La Liga giants Real Madrid,[2] being relatively used during three seasons – in his last his only two pieces of silverware arrived, but he had already lost his starting job to youngster Chendo.

Juan José closed out his career with his first team, helping the Andalusians to six consecutive top flight campaigns,[3] with the player averaging 25 games per year. He retired at the age of 34.

International career[edit]

Juan José played four times for Spain, all coming in matches for the UEFA Euro 1984 qualifiers where the nation eventually finished runner-up, although he did not make the final cut. He was the first Cádiz player to ever be called by the national team.

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

Post-retirement[edit]

After retiring, Juan José was forced to return to active due to economic problems, working for several years in a shipyard amongst other jobs.[1]

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