José Manuel Pesudo

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José Manuel Pesudo
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Pesudo Soler
Date of birth (1936-06-11)11 June 1936
Place of birth Almassora, Spain
Date of death 5 December 2003(2003-12-05) (aged 67)
Place of death Valencia, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1958 Valencia B 19 (0)
1957–1958 Alicante (loan) 17 (0)
1958–1961 Valencia 63 (0)
1961–1966 Barcelona 65 (0)
1966–1971 Valencia 64 (0)
1971–1973 Betis 24 (0)
1973–1974 Gimnàstic 12 (0)
Total 264 (0)
National team
1960–1961 Spain B 3 (0)
Teams managed
1976–1977 Saguntino
1977–1979 Vall de Uxó
1979–1980 Gandía
1981–1982 Vall de Uxó
1984–1985 Onda
1985–1986 Villarreal
1986–1987 Catarroja
1988–1990 Vall de Uxó
1991 Onda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Manuel Pesudo Soler (11 June 1936 – 5 December 2003) was a Spanish football goalkeeper and coach.

His 17-year professional career, in which he appeared in 216 La Liga games, was mainly associated with Valencia and Barcelona.

Football career[edit]

Born in Almassora, Province of Castellón, Pesudo arrived at Valencia CF in 1955 at the age of 19, going on to play with the reserves and neighbouring club Alicante CF before returning. After collecting 53 of his 63 La Liga appearances in his last two seasons, he signed for FC Barcelona, going on to win two titles with the Catalans, one individual (the 1965–66 edition of the Ricardo Zamora Trophy).

For most of his five-year spell, Pesudo battled for first-choice status at Barcelona with youth graduate Salvador Sadurní, but eventually had to leave in 1966, returning to Valencia and helping the Che to the Copa del Rey in his first year. He was also part of the squad that won the league in 1971, but did not appear in any games whatsoever during the campaign.

After two more years in the top flight, with Real Betis, suffering relegation in his second, Pesudo closed out his career at 38 after one season with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, in Segunda División. From 1976 to 1991 he worked as a manager, exclusively in his native region and in amateur football (he was in charge of Villarreal CF for one season in the 80's, with the club in Tercera División).


On 5 December 2003, Pesudo died in Valencia due to a heart attack. He was 67 years old.[1]






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