Javier Manjarín

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Javier Manjarín
Manjarín in 2016
Personal information
Full name Javier Manjarín Pereda
Date of birth (1969-12-31) 31 December 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1978–1984 Colegio Inmaculada
1984–1988 Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Sporting B
1989–1993 Sporting Gijón 115 (16)
1993–1999 Deportivo La Coruña 153 (19)
1999–2001 Racing Santander 61 (3)
2001–2002 Celaya 32 (3)
2002–2003 Santos Laguna 30 (3)
2004–2005 Arteixo 15 (0)
Total 406 (44)
National team
1990 Spain U20 1 (0)
1990–1992 Spain U21 5 (3)
1991–1992 Spain U23 4 (0)
1995–1997 Spain 13 (2)
2000 Asturias 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Spain
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Javier Manjarín Pereda (born 31 December 1969) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward, with speed as his main attribute.

In a 14-year professional career, he played mainly for Sporting de Gijón (four seasons) and Deportivo de La Coruña (six), also competing in Mexico in his later years.

A Spain international in the mid-to-late 90's, Manjarín represented the country at Euro 1996.

Club career[edit]

Born in Gijón, Asturias, Manjarín began playing professionally for local Sporting de Gijón, first appearing with his hometown squad during the 1989–90 campaign (29 games and four goals). Subsequently, he imposed as a La Liga player with Deportivo de La Coruña, being a key attacking element in two runner-up and one third league places while scoring 19 times in his first four years combined.

Subsequent loss of form and injuries prompted a 1999–2000 move to Racing de Santander, where Manjarín somehow resurfaced. After two years, he moved to Mexico and competed in the Liga MX with Atlético Celaya FC; for the following season he remained in Mexico, playing for Club Santos Laguna.

Manjarín retired in 2005 at the age of 35, after one season in the Spanish regional leagues with Atlético Arteixo.[1] In the country's top level alone, he totalled 329 matches and 38 goals through 13 seasons.

International career[edit]

Manjarín gained 13 caps for Spain during two years, netting twice and participating at UEFA Euro 1996. His debut came on 6 September 1995, as the national side crushed Cyprus 6–0 in Granada for the continental competition qualifiers.[2]

Previously, Manjarín appeared with the under-23s at the 1992 Summer Olympics, winning gold.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 1995 Martínez Valero, Elche, Spain  Macedonia 2–0 3–0 Euro 1996 qualifying
2. 18 June 1996 Elland Road, Leeds, England  Romania 0–1 1–2 Euro 1996





Spain U23


  1. ^ "Un internacional español para el Atlético Arteixo" [A Spanish international for Atlético Arteixo]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 30 August 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "La selección pisa firme" [National team coming on strong] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 7 September 1995. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Manjarín". European Football. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 

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