José Manuel Casado
Casado playing for Xerez
|Full name||José Manuel Casado Bizcocho|
|Date of birth||9 August 1986|
|Place of birth||Coria del Río, Spain|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2008–2009||→ Recreativo (loan)||19||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Xerez (loan)||27||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2017.
Casado was born in Coria del Río, Province of Seville. After starting his football formation at Sevilla FC he finished it at FC Barcelona, only representing the Catalans' C-team (soon to be extinct) and subsequently returning to his previous club, appearing two seasons for reserves Sevilla Atlético in Segunda División.
A defensive stalwart for the B's, Casado also appeared twice for the main squad during 2007–08, the first being on 11 November 2007 in a 2–3 away loss against Villarreal CF. In the following two years, after the latter's relegation, two consecutive La Liga loans ensued, both in Andalusia: first with Recreativo de Huelva, where he played in half of the season's matches, and newly promoted Xerez CD, where he appeared more but ultimately met the same fate, relegation.
In July 2010, Casado was definitely released by Sevilla, signing a two-year deal with Rayo Vallecano. He was first-choice in his debut campaign as the club returned to the top flight after an absence of eight years; he continued to start for the Madrilenians in the following two years, collecting 29 yellow cards and two red in the process.
On 29 September 2013, still recovering from a severe knee injury which prevented a move to Levante UD, Casado signed a 2+3 contract with fellow league side Málaga CF. He made his competitive debut on 8 February of the following year, playing the second half of the 1–4 away loss against former club Rayo.
- El Recreativo de Huelva presenta a Casado (Recreativo de Huelva present Casado); Marca, 23 July 2008 (in Spanish)
- Casado jugará cedido en el Xerez (Casado will play on loan at Xerez); Marca, 25 August 2009 (in Spanish)
- José Manuel Casado firma con el Rayo Vallecano por dos temporadas (José Manuel Casado signs with Rayo Vallecano for two seasons); Diario AS, 20 July 2010 (in Spanish)
- La rodilla de Casado no convence al Levante (Casado's knee does not convince Levante) Archived 2 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine.; VLC News, 13 July 2013 (in Spanish)
- El Málaga CF incorpora al defensa José Manuel Casado (Málaga CF add defender José Manuel Casado); Málaga CF, 29 September 2013 (in Spanish)
- El Rayo cambia posesión por goles (Rayo trade possession for goals); Marca, 8 February 2014 (in Spanish)
- El Almería ficha al lateral Casado, del Málaga, y cede a Quique al Racing de Santander (Almería sign full-back Casado, from Málaga, and loans Quique to Racing de Santander) Archived 2 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; UD Almería, 30 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- Doce jugadores están con contrato en la primera plantilla del Almería (Twelve players have contract in Almería's first team) Archived 10 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; UD Almería, 8 June 2015 (in Spanish)
- "Jose Manuel Casado signs for Bolton Wanderers". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "OUTGOING: @JMCasado20 has left #BWFC after a mutual agreement was reached to cancel his contract.". Twitter. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- "El Numancia ficha al lateral zurdo Casado" [Numancia sign left back Casado] (in Spanish). Marca. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.