José Manuel Rodríguez Morgade

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Manu
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Rodríguez Morgade
Date of birth (1984-06-22) 22 June 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Wädenswil, Switzerland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Elche
Youth career
Ourense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Ourense 57 (6)
2007–2017 Lugo 356 (19)
2017–2018 Cultural Leonesa 2 (0)
2018– Elche 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2018

José Manuel Rodríguez Morgade (born 22 June 1984), commonly known as Manu, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Elche CF mainly as a left back.

Football career[edit]

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,[1] and served as team captain for several seasons.[2]

On 4 July 2017, after one full decade with Lugo, free agent Manu joined fellow second level side Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.[3] The following 25 January, he signed for Elche CF in the third division after severing ties with the former.[4][5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Manu at BDFutbol
  • Manu at Futbolme (in Spanish)
  • Manu at Soccerway