José Manuel Jiménez Ortiz

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Mané
Getafe CF - Jose Manuel "Mané".jpg
Mané on the ball for Getafe (2013)
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Jiménez Ortiz
Date of birth (1981-12-21) 21 December 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Tarifa, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Linense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Linense 13 (0)
2002–2003 Díter Zafra 8 (1)
2003–2005 Atlético Madrid B 68 (14)
2005–2006 Ciudad Murcia 39 (2)
2006–2009 Almería 103 (3)
2009–2013 Getafe 101 (2)
2013 Maccabi Tel Aviv 5 (0)
2013–2015 Almería 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2015.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Jiménez and the second or maternal family name is Ortiz.

José Manuel Jiménez Ortiz (born 21 December 1981), known as Mané, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a left back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Tarifa, Province of Cádiz, Mané started playing professional football with lowly Real Balompédica Linense and CD Díter Zafra, being limited to just eight third division games with the latter. In 2003, he moved to Atlético Madrid B in the same level.

For 2005–06, Mané progressed to the second level, joining Ciudad de Murcia and appearing in 39 league games (with two goals). The following season he moved clubs again, this time to UD Almería: he quickly became first-choice, being instrumental in the side's first ever promotion to La Liga.

Mané's Almería performances were much admired over the course of 2007–08, represented by him being named in Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balagué's team of the campaign,[1] as the Andalusians overachieved and finished eighth with the player scoring twice, in 1–1 draws with RCD Mallorca and Recreativo de Huelva.

On 2 June 2009, after appearing in more than 100 league matches for Almería (68 in the league), Mané signed a four-year contract with Getafe CF.[2] An undisputed starter throughout his first season, he scored his first goal for the Madrilenians on 13 April 2010, in a 3–0 home triumph against Villarreal CF.[3]

On 2 July 2013, aged nearly 32, Mané moved abroad for the first time, agreeing to a two-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv FC.[4] He made his debut 15 days later, starting against Győri ETO FC for the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League; he returned to former club Almería on 23 December, signing for 18 months.[5]

Trivia[edit]

From 2007 to 2009, Mané Ortiz was one of three Almería players with that surname, José Ortiz and Juan Manuel Ortiz being the others.[6]

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