Juan Ramón López Caro

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Juan Ramón López Caro
Personal information
Full name Juan Ramón López Caro
Date of birth (1963-03-23) 23 March 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth Lebrija, Spain
Youth career
Teams managed
Years Team
1992–1993 Lebrijana
1993–1995 Lebrija
1995–1997 Los Palacios
1997–1998 Dos Hermanas
1998–1999 Melilla
1999–2001 Mallorca B
2001–2005 Real Madrid B
2005–2006 Real Madrid
2006 Racing Santander
2006–2007 Levante
2007–2008 Celta
2008–2010 Spain U21
2010 Vaslui
2013–2014 Saudi Arabia
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Caro.

Juan Ramón López Caro (born 23 March 1963) is a Spanish football coach.

Football career[edit]

Born in Lebrija, Province of Seville, Andalusia, López Caro began working as coach before his 30th birthday, with clubs in his city of birth. His first job at the professional level arrived in the 1998–99 season, as he led UD Melilla to the first position in Segunda División B, albeit without promotion in the playoffs.

Lopéz Caro signed with Real Madrid in the 2001 summer, from RCD Mallorca B, being in charge of the reserve team also in the third level and achieving promotion to Segunda División in 2005.[1] He was promoted to the main squad in December of that year following the sacking of Vanderlei Luxemburgo, and his first game was a 1–2 away loss against Olympiacos F.C. for the campaign's UEFA Champions League.[2]

In the following years López Caro worked with Racing de Santander – did not actually appear in any competitive games[3]Levante UD[4] and Celta de Vigo,[5] being at the helm of the second side in La Liga for less than five months.[6]

In June 2010, after two years with the Spanish under-21s, López Caro moved abroad, joining Liga 1's FC Vaslui[7] and becoming the best paid coach in the competition's history.[8]He was relieved of his duties in October, after enduring a rocky spell in Romania.[9][10]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 26 November 2014
Team Nat From To Record
P W D L Win %
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia January 2013 December 2014 20 10 4 6 50.00



Real Madrid B


Saudi Arabia


  1. ^ "El Madrid B toca el cielo" [Madrid B knocks on heaven's door] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 27 June 2005. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "La juventud no es suficiente" [Youth is not enough] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 7 December 2005. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Caro: "Voy a luchar a muerte"" [Caro: "I will fight to the death"] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 3 June 2006. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "López Caro no llegará a entrenar al Racing y se incorpora al Levante" [López Caro will not coach Racing and joins Levante] (in Spanish). El Día. 6 July 2006. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "López Caro, nuevo entrenador del Celta tras la marcha de Stoichkov" [López Caro, new Celta manager after departure of Stoichkov] (in Spanish). Libertad Digital. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "El Levante destituye a López Caro y ficha a Abel Resino para sustituirle" [Levante fires López Caro and signs Abel Resino as his replacement] (in Spanish). Diario Información. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "López Caro accepts Vaslui baton". UEFA.com. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Cel mai scump antrenor din istoria Ligii I a ajuns la Vaslui" [Best paid coach in history of Liga I joins Vaslui] (in Romanian). Pro Sport. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "La increíble pesadilla de López Caro en Rumanía" [The incredible nightmare of López Caro in Romania] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "López Caro, destituido como técnico del Vaslui" [López Caro, fired as Vaslui coach] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 

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