José Manuel Jurado

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José Manuel Jurado
Watford v Norwich (5).jpg
Jurado with Watford in 2015
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Jurado Marín
Date of birth (1986-06-29) 29 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Espanyol
Number 14
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Real Madrid B 95 (13)
2005–2006 Real Madrid 3 (0)
2006–2010 Atlético Madrid 88 (10)
2008–2009 Mallorca (loan) 35 (9)
2010–2013 Schalke 04 46 (3)
2012–2013 Spartak Moscow (loan) 18 (3)
2013–2015 Spartak Moscow 48 (11)
2015–2016 Watford 27 (0)
2016– Espanyol 0 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Spain U16 5 (1)
2002–2003 Spain U17 16 (6)
2004–2005 Spain U19 8 (2)
2006–2009 Spain U21 18 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.


This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Jurado and the second or maternal family name is Marín.

José Manuel Jurado Marín (born 29 June 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RCD Espanyol as an attacking midfielder.

He played for both major teams in Madrid during his career, Real and Atlético, albeit with no success for the former. He amassed La Liga totals of 126 games and 19 goals over the course of six seasons, also representing in the competition Mallorca.

In 2010, Jurado signed for Schalke 04, going on to appear in 71 competitive matches in two years and win two major trophies, including the 2011 German Cup. He additionally had spells in Russia with Spartak, and England with Watford.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid[edit]

A product of Real Madrid's youth system, Jurado was born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, going on to be one of Real Madrid Castilla's most important players alongside Javi García.

He made his official debut for the main squad on 29 October 2005 in a 2–0 away win against Real Betis,[1] and would make five first-team appearances overall, also fielding against Olympiacos F.C. in the season's UEFA Champions League.[2]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

Jurado in action in a Madrid derby in 2010

On 4 August 2006, Jurado moved to city rivals Atlético Madrid for a reported fee of 3 million, signing a four-year contract.[3] However, like with Álvaro Arbeloa before him, Real Madrid included a "special clause" in Jurado's contract, having the option of buying him back at the end of the 2007–08 campaign for €6 million.

After playing in 33 league games in 2006–07, mainly due to serious injuries to teammates Maxi Rodríguez and Martin Petrov, Jurado appeared sparingly in the following season, and was loaned to RCD Mallorca in July 2008. After outstanding performances during 2008–09 and finishing as the Balearic Islands side's second top scorer, he was recalled by the Colchoneros.

On 10 November 2009, Jurado put pen to paper a new contract with Atlético, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2013. He celebrated his new deal by scoring the opening goal of the 6–0 success in the Copa del Rey over UD Marbella, in the same evening.[4]

During the 2009–10 campaign, Jurado – still not an undisputed starter – was the player with the most official matches for the team, with a total of 64.[5] He also netted in double digits overall as they reached the finals of both the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Europa League, and came on as a substitute in the final of the latter competition.[6]

Jurado started 2010–11 playing eight minutes in the UEFA Super Cup win against Inter Milan. On 30 August, he opened the scoring as Atlético defeated Sporting de Gijón 4–0 at home;[7] however, the following day, he was transferred to FC Schalke 04 in Germany for €13 million, reuniting with former Real Madrid teammate Raúl.[8]

Schalke 04[edit]

Jurado in training for Schalke in August 2011

On 4 December 2010, Jurado scored his first Bundesliga goal for Schalke, helping to a 2–0 home win against FC Bayern Munich.[9] The following game he netted the first in a 2–1 success at S.L. Benfica – after a chest pass from Raúl – for the Champions League group stage, which earned the club the first position after the final round;[10] the roles reversed in the quarterfinals second leg 2–1 home triumph against Inter (7–3 on aggregate), as the midfielder assisted the forward in the opening goal,[11] and the team ended their European campaign in the semi-finals with Jurado scoring their consolation in a 1–6 aggregate loss to Manchester United.[12]

Jurado finished his only full season with the Gelsenkirchen side with 44 appearances and eight goals all competitions comprised. One of those came in the final of the German Cup, a 5–0 routing of MSV Duisburg.[13]

Spartak Moscow[edit]

On 4 September 2012, Jurado was loaned to FC Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League, in a season-long move.[14] The move was made permanent only two months later, being rendered effective in the following summer.[15] In his debut campaign as a permanent player he recorded eight goals in 29 games, starting on 27 July 2013 with a brace in the Oldest Russian derby, a 4–1 win at city rivals FC Dynamo Moscow.[16] In the reverse fixture, which was also the last matchday, he started a team comeback from 0–2 down to triumph 3–2.[17]

Watford / Espanyol[edit]

On 22 July 2015, Jurado signed for newly promoted Premier League team Watford on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, reuiniting with his compatriot and former Atlético manager Quique Sánchez Flores.[18] He made his debut in the season opener on 8 August, starting in a 2–2 draw at Everton,[19] and played 30 games for the eventual FA Cup semi-finalists without scoring.

On 5 July 2016, Jurado returned to his homeland for the first time in six years, signing for RCD Espanyol again under Flores.[20]

International career[edit]

Jurado played for Spain at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels, and represented the nation at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship and the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played on 15 May 2016
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid 2004–05[21] La Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2005–06[21] La Liga 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Atlético Madrid 2006–07[21] La Liga 33 0 4 0 37 0
2007–08[21] La Liga 16 2 1 0 9[b] 1 26 3
2009–10[21] La Liga 38 7 9 2 17[c] 0 64 9
2010–11[21] La Liga 1 1 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 2 1
Total 88 10 14 2 26 1 1 0 129 13
Mallorca (loan) 2008–09[21] La Liga 35 9 6 0 41 9
Schalke 04 2010–11[22] Bundesliga 28 3 5 2 11[a] 3 44 8
2011–12[22] Bundesliga 18 0 2 0 7[e] 1 1[f] 0 28 1
Total 46 3 7 2 18 4 1 0 72 9
Spartak Moscow (loan) 2012–13[22] Russian Premier League 18 3 1 0 5[a] 0 24 3
Spartak Moscow 2013–14[22] Russian Premier League 29 8 2 0 1[e] 0 32 8
2014–15[22] Russian Premier League 18 3 2 0 20 3
2015–16[22] Russian Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 66 14 5 0 6 0 77 14
Watford 2015–16[22] Premier League 27 0 3 0 0 0 30 0
Career total 265 36 36 4 0 0 51 5 2 0 354 45
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Super Cup
  5. ^ a b Appearance in UEFA Europa League
  6. ^ Appearances in DFL-Supercup

Honours[edit]

[23]

Atlético Madrid
Schalke 04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Madrid saca provecho del contragolpe ante el Betis" [Madrid profits from fast-break against Betis] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 29 October 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amargo debut" [Bitter debut] (in Spanish). UEFA.com. 6 December 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jurado crosses Madrid divide". UEFA.com. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "El Marbella paga los platos rotos del derbi" [Marbella pays derby wounds] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "El Schalke ha aceptado la oferta por Jurado" [Schalke accepted offer for Jurado] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Atletico Madrid 2–1 Fulham". BBC Sport. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Atlético maintain fine form". ESPN Soccernet. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Schalke swoop for Huntelaar, Jurado". FIFA.com. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Champions lose more ground". ESPN Soccernet. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sturdy Schalke seal top spot in Group B". UEFA.com. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Slick Schalke send holders Inter tumbling". UEFA.com. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Clinical United safely through to Wembley". UEFA.com. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Schalke jubelt nach Gala gegen Duisburg" [Schalke celebrates after party against Duisburg] (in German). Der Spiegel. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Schalke: Jurado auf Leihbasis zu Spartak Moskau" [Schalke: Jurado loaned to Spartak Moscow] (in German). Fussball. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Spartak Moskau will Schalke-Leihgabe Jurado kaufen" [Spartak Moskow will buy Schalke loanee Jurado] (in German). Fussball. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "La obra de arte de Jurado" [Jurado's work of art] (in Spanish). Marca. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "Dinamo de Moscú perdió 2–3 ante Spartak con Noboa de titular" [Dynamo Moscow lost 2–3 to Spartak with Noboa starting] (in Spanish). La Red. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  18. ^ "Official: José Manuel Jurado joins the Hornets". Watford F.C. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Watford hold Everton to point on return to Premier League". ESPN FC. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Jurado leaves Watford to sign for Espanyol". Sky Sports. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g "Jurado: José Manuel Jurado Marín". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g "José Jurado". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "Jurado – Trophies". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

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