Toni Grande

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Toni Grande
Personal information
Full name José Antonio Grande Cereijo
Date of birth (1947-09-17) 17 September 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1963–1967 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1974 Real Madrid 83 (9)
1967–1968 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 30 (14)
1973–1974 Racing Santander (loan) 33 (11)
1974–1977 Granada 92 (14)
1977–1978 Palencia
Total 238 (48)
National team
1969–1971 Spain U23 2 (0)
1968–1971 Spain amateur 14 (4)
Teams managed
1989–1996 Real Madrid C
1997 Real Madrid B
1997–2003 Real Madrid (assistant)
2004–2005 Beşiktaş (assistant)
2006–2007 Real Madrid (assistant)
2008–2016 Spain (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Antonio 'Toni' Grande Cereijo (born 17 September 1947) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder, and a current assistant manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Valencia, Grande graduated from Real Madrid's youth academy, going on to play in a total of 111 official games during his five-year spell with the first team, winning two La Liga championships and one Copa del Rey trophy. He made his league debut for the Merengues on 19 January 1969 in a 2–2 away draw against Córdoba CF (90 minutes played), but only amassed fourteen appearances in his first two seasons combined.

Additionally, Grande also represented Rayo Vallecano, Racing de Santander, Granada CF and Palencia CF, the first and the last being the only clubs with which he did not play in the first division, where he amassed totals of 176 matches and 31 goals, having retired professionally at only 31.

Internationally, Grande competed for Spain at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Grande returned to Real Madrid in 1979, managing several youth teams as well as Real Madrid Castilla and Real Madrid C. In late 90's/early 2000s he worked as first-team assistant under several coaches, mainly Vicente del Bosque, then left the club briefly and returned again, being part of Fabio Capello's coaching staff as the side won the 2007 national championship.[2]

In 2004, Grande re-joined del Bosque during his brief adventure in Turkey with Beşiktaş JK. The pair reunited again four years later, in the same capacity, in the Spanish national team.[3][4][5][6][7]


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