Jero Miñarro

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Jero
Personal information
Full name Jerónimo Miñarro Navarro
Date of birth (1977-09-19) 19 September 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Lorca, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Valencia B 49 (1)
1998–1999 Rayo Vallecano 2 (0)
1999–2000 Panachaiki 28 (3)
2000–2001 Getafe 16 (0)
2001 Burgos 3 (0)
2002 Zamora 5 (0)
2002–2003 Almería 0 (0)
2002–2003 Torredonjimeno 9 (0)
2003–2004 Sangonera Atlético
2004–2005 Granada
2005–2006 Burriana
2006–2007 Calasparra
2007 Ciudad Lorca
2008 S.S. Reyes 14 (0)
2009 Lumbreras
2009–2010 Lorca Deportiva
National team
1992–1994 Spain U16 18 (0)
1995–1996 Spain U18 16 (0)
1997 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Miñarro and the second or maternal family name is Navarro.

Jerónimo Miñarro Navarro (born 19 September 1977), commonly known as Jero, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lorca, Region of Murcia, Jero began his senior career with Valencia CF's reserves at the age of 19,[1] never appearing officially for the first team. Subsequently he moved to Segunda División and joined Rayo Vallecano, only playing twice during the season as the Madrid club promoted to La Liga.

In July 1999, Jero joined Superleague Greece side Panachaiki FC, being first-choice during the campaign and scoring three goals as they narrowly avoided relegation.[2] He returned to his country afterwards, appearing in only 19 second division games over the course of three seasons combined and being relegated with two of the three clubs he represented in the category, Getafe CF and Burgos CF.

Jero's last appearance in the second level would be in 2002–03 with UD Almería (no games played). Until his retirement in June 2010 at nearly 33, he played exclusively in the lower leagues, captaining Lorca Deportiva CF in his final year.[3] Subsequently, he joined the technical staff of Segunda División B's AD Cerro de Reyes.[4]

International career[edit]

Jero played for Spain at various youth levels. He participated with the under-20s at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia, featuring in one match for the eventual quarter-finalists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzalez, Eric (5 August 2010). "La plantilla del Cerro empieza a coger forma" [Cerro squad gaining fitness]. El Periódico de Extremadura (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (26 April 2003). "Greece 1999/00". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "La plantilla del Lorca, finalista de la Copa Federación se planta por impagos" [Lorca's squad Federation Cup finalist, forfeits due to unpaid wages]. ABC (in Spanish). 16 March 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jero Miñarro se retira y se convierte en el secretario técnico del Cerro Reyes". Ideal (in Spanish). 7 August 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 

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