Voro (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Salvador González Marco
Date of birth (1963-10-09) 9 October 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Valencia B
1984–1993 Valencia 216 (8)
1984–1985 Tenerife (loan) 43 (2)
1993–1996 Deportivo La Coruña 102 (1)
1996–1999 Logroñés 45 (1)
Total 406 (12)
National team
1993–1995 Spain 9 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Valencia B
2008 Valencia (caretaker)
2012 Valencia (caretaker)
* 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 González and the second or maternal family name is Marco.

Salvador González Marco, commonly known as Voro (born 9 October 1963), is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

During his career he played mostly for local Valencia CF and Deportivo La Coruña (ten La Liga seasons combined, 290 matches), also coaching the former during two months.

Voro represented Spain at the 1994 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Valencia, Voro graduated from hometown Valencia CF's youth academy, going on to represent its B-side in his first two years as a senior. After a one 1/2-year loan with CD Tenerife in the second division, he played during eight seasons – seven in La Liga – with the Che's first team, which included 37 games with two goals in the 1989–90 campaign as the club finished second.

Subsequently Voro joined Deportivo de La Coruña, being an instrumental part in the rise of Super Depor during the early to mid-1990s. Having started 1996–97 with the Galicians he finished it with CD Logroñés, retiring in the second level in 1999.

On 21 April 2008, after several years working with Valencia as match delegate, Voro became manager of his former team following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.[1] However, after having guided his team to the conquest of the Copa del Rey, he was replaced by Unai Emery for the 2008–09 season and reinstated in his previous post.

International career[edit]

Voro earned nine caps for the Spain national football team during two years, and was part of Spain's squad in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[2]

His debut came on 13 October 1993 in a decisive 1994 World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Lansdowne Road, Dublin – Voro played 90 minutes in a 3–1 win.[3]







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