Juan Luis Mora

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Juan Mora
Personal information
Full name Juan Luis Mora Palacios
Date of birth (1973-07-12) 12 July 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Aranjuez, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Aranjuez
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Aranjuez
1993–1999 Oviedo 126 (0)
1999–2002 Espanyol 71 (0)
2002–2003 Xerez 41 (0)
2003–2005 Levante 78 (0)
2005–2008 Valencia 3 (0)
2008–2010 Levante 12 (0)
Total 331 (0)
National team
1994–1996 Spain U21 15 (0)
1996 Spain U23 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 Mora and the second or maternal family name is Palacios.

Juan Luis Mora Palacios (born 12 July 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

In 13 La Liga seasons (17 overall as a professional) he appeared in 238 games, mostly with Oviedo.

Club career[edit]

Born in Aranjuez, Community of Madrid, Mora made his debuts with Real Oviedo during the 1993–94 season, and was the undisputed first-choice for the following three campaigns. In 1999 he joined RCD Espanyol, then spent 2002–03 and the following campaign in Segunda División, with Xerez CD and Levante UD respectively.

In 2004–05's top flight, with Levante, Mora played all 38 league matches as his team was relegated in the last matchday. He subsequently joined Valencia CF,[1] where he was the third goalkeeper behind Santiago Cañizares and Ludovic Butelle first and Cañizares and Timo Hildebrand afterwards (Cañizares was axed from the squad in December 2007, but reinstated in April following Ronald Koeman's firing), playing only three La Liga games in three years; he left the club after his contract expired, at the end of the 2007–08 campaign.

In August 2008, 35-year-old Mora returned to Levante, freshly relegated into the second level. He served as backup in his first season and third-choice in the second, playing no official matches in the latter as the Valencian Community side returned to the first division, after a two-year absence; he retired from the game shortly after, remaining with the club in directorial capacities.

International career[edit]

Mora appeared for the Spanish under-21s in the 1996 UEFA European Championship,[2] and played Olympic football in the same year.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Espanyol
Valencia

Country[edit]

Spain U21

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