Juanma (footballer born 1981)
Juanma playing for Levante
|Full name||Juan Manuel Gómez Sánchez|
|Date of birth||29 May 1981|
|Place of birth||Don Benito, Spain|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2001||→ Don Benito (loan)||5||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Recreativo (loan)||27||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
During his early career, Juanma represented Málaga CF, playing with both its A and B sides. In the 2004 summer he joined Levante UD, making his top flight debut on 26 September in a 3–4 away loss against Real Zaragoza; he would finish the season with five league goals, but Levante would be relegated.
On 6 August 2008 he moved to Real Betis in a 4+1 deal, for roughly €1 million, scoring his first goal for the Andalusia side in late October against CD Castellón, in a 2–0 Spanish Cup away triumph. During the league campaign he netted twice in 27 games, against Valencia CF (2–3 away loss) and Getafe CF (2–2 home draw), but, for the third time in four years, he dropped down a division.
- Adiós a Uche y Chrétien y Juanma (Levante), OK (Goodbye to Uche and Chrétien, Juanma (Levante) OK); El Mundo Deportivo, 6 August 2008 (Spanish)
- El Castellón perdona a un Betis de lo más efectivo (Castellón forgives 100%-effective Betis); El Mundo Deportivo, 30 October 2008 (Spanish)
- Valencia 3–2 Real Betis; ESPN Soccernet, 30 November 2008
- Real Betis 2–2 Getafe; ESPN Soccernet, 1 February 2009