|Full name||Manuel Alberto Cobo Almagro|
|Date of birth||21 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Jaén, Spain|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2013.
Born in Jaén, Andalusia, Cobo was an unsuccessful youth graduate at Real Madrid, and played amateur football until the age of 27. In July 2011 he signed with Real Jaén in Segunda División B, after having represented the club's reserves seven years before.
- Alberto Cobo, del Mancha Real, jugará una temporada en el Real Jaén (Alberto Cobo, from Mancha Real, will play in Real Jaén for one season); Diario de Jaén, 25 July 2011 (Spanish)
- Alberto Cobo, del Real Jaén, estará cinco meses de baja por lesión (Alberto Cobo, from Real Jaén, will be five months out with injury); Diario Vasco, 9 October 2012 (Spanish)
- Real Jaén, renuevan Alberto Cobo y Nando (Real Jaén, Alberto Cobo and Nando renew); esFutbol, 17 June 2013 (Spanish)
- Los andaluces toman oxígeno a costa de la racha de los granas (Andalusians take oxygen at the expense of grana streak); Marca, 6 October 2013 (Spanish)