José Manuel Rodríguez Morgade
|Full name||José Manuel Rodríguez Morgade|
|Date of birth||22 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Wädenswil, Switzerland|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2018
Born in Wädenswil, Switzerland to Spanish immigrants, Manu started playing with CD Ourense in Segunda División B. He remained in that level for the following eight seasons, signing in summer 2007 with Galician neighbours CD Lugo.
In the 2011–12 campaign, Manu contributed with 37 matches (all starts) and five goals as the club promoted to Segunda División for the second time in its history, the first in 20 years. He made his debut in the competition on 18 August 2012 in a 1–0 home win against Hércules CF, scoring the game's only goal through a penalty kick, and served as team captain for several seasons.
On 4 July 2017, after one full decade with Lugo, free agent Manu joined fellow second level side Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa. The following 25 January, he signed for Elche CF in the third division after severing ties with the former.
- Manu se empeña en escribir la historia lucense (Manu committed in writing lucense history); Marca, 18 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Manu y Óscar rompen récords (Manu and Óscar breaking records); La Voz de Galicia, 26 December 2012 (in Spanish)
- Alta Jose Manuel Rodríguez (Manu) (Jose Manuel Rodríguez (Manu) in); Cultural Leonesa, 4 July 2017 (in Spanish)
- Oficial | Manu, nuevo refuerzo para el Elche C.F. (Official | Manu, new addition for Elche C.F.); Elche CF, 25 January 2018 (in Spanish)
- El lateral zurdo Manu se incorpora al Elche C.F. (Fullback Manu added to Elche C.F.)]; Cadena SER, 25 January 2018 (in Spanish)