José Jesús Perera

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Jesús Perera
Personal information
Full name José Jesús Perera López
Date of birth (1980-04-12) 12 April 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Olivenza, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Mallorca B 77 (22)
2001–2003 Albacete 73 (29)
2003–2005 Mallorca 32 (7)
2005–2008 Celta 81 (26)
2008–2010 Rayo Vallecano 15 (3)
2009–2010Elche (loan) 19 (5)
2010–2011 Elche 23 (2)
2011–2012 Atlético Baleares 50 (28)
2013–2014 Gimnàstic 47 (11)
2014–2016 Mérida 41 (24)
Total 458 (157)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Jesús Perera López (born 12 April 1980) is a Spanish former footballer who played as a striker.

He played 186 Segunda División games during eight seasons, scoring a combined 60 goals for Mallorca B, Albacete, Celta, Rayo Vallecano and Elche. He added in 66 matches and 12 goals in La Liga, in an 18-year professional career.

Club career[edit]

Perera was born in Olivenza, Province of Badajoz. A prolific scorer in the second division, notably scoring 22 league goals for Albacete Balompié in the 2002–03 season,[1] he struggled to maintain the same rate in the top flight in his four La Liga campaigns (two with both RCD Mallorca and RC Celta de Vigo).[2] His best input came in 2003–04, as he netted six times for the Balearic Islands club.

In the 2007–08 season, Perera scored 15 league goals for a Galician squad that failed to return to the top level – he would immediately change teams again, joining Rayo Vallecano.[3] Rarely used during the campaign, he was loaned in July 2009 two another side in that tier, Elche CF, in a season-long move;[4] the deal was made permanent in August 2010.[5]

In July 2011, Perera signed with CD Atlético Baleares in the third level.[6] In his first and only full season he netted 23 goals in only 32 matches, but his team failed to promote eventually.

In January 2013, Perera joined another club in division three, Gimnàstic de Tarragona.[7] After one-and-a-half seasons with the Catalans, he left after the expiry of his contract.[8]

On 29 August 2014, Perera signed for Mérida AD in the fourth tier.[9] He was top scorer with 23 goals in his first season as they won promotion, but retired at the age of 36 at the conclusion of the following campaign, in which he was troubled by a knee injury.[10]




  1. ^ a b Jesús Perera, Pichichi 2003 en Segunda (Jesús Perera, 2003 Pichichi in Segunda); Marca, 29 June 2003 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Celta seal double deal; UEFA, 1 August 2005
  3. ^ Perera ya entrena con el Rayo (Perera already training with Rayo); Fútbol de Segunda, 27 August 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Jesús Perera llega al Elche cedido por el Rayo Vallecano (Jesús Perera arrives at Elche on loan from Rayo Vallecano); Diario AS, 24 July 2009 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Cambio de 'cromos' entre Elche y Rayo Vallecano (Change of 'cards' between Elche and Rayo Vallecano); Marca, 11 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ El Baleares ficha a Jesús Perera (Baleares signs Jesús Perera) Archived 16 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Mallorca Confidencial, 30 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Jesús Perera ja vesteix de grana (Jesús Perera already wears grana); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 2 January 2013 (in Catalan)
  8. ^ Jesús Perera finalitza el seu contracte amb el Nàstic (Jesús Perera ends his contract with Nàstic); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 28 June 2014 (in Catalan)
  9. ^ Jesús Perera es nuevo jugador del Mérida AD (Jesús Perera is a new player of Mérida AD); Vavel, 29 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ "Jesús Perera cuelga las botas" [Jesús Perera hangs up boots] (in Spanish). Vavel. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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