José Urbano (football)

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José F Urbano Martos
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1972-12-09) December 9, 1972 (age 45)
Country  Spain
Sport 5-a-side football

José F Urbano Martos is a 5-a-side football team coach from Spain, who has coached at the regional and international level, including being the coach for the team at the 2012 Summer Paralympics where the national team won a bronze medal.


Urbano was born on 9 December 1972 in Málaga.[1] At the 2012 Gala of Sports Journalists of Andalusia, he earned a Sports Effort award.[2] In 2013, he was awarded the bronze Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo.[3]

5-a-side football[edit]

Urbano has served as the coach of the Spain national 5-a-side football team.[2][4]

In 1999, Urbano started coaching the ONCE Málaga para ciegos team, a position he would hold until he left in 2008. In that period, he won six league championships, 5 Spanish championships and one Supercopa.[5] In 2009, he published a book titled "Fundamentos Del Futbol Sala Para Ciegos", a Spanish language book about the fundamentals of blind football.[6] He coached the national team at the 2012 Summer Paralympics,[2] who won a bronze medal after defeating Argentia in a penalty shootout in the bronze medal match.[7][8] In July 2012, he and other local Olympians and Paralympians were received by Mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre, at the town hall as part of a reception in their honour.[9] In late 2012, the government of Malaga announced they would build the first purpose built blind football pitch in the country, because the national team had a number of players based there and Urbano lives in Malaga.[4] In November 2012, a program aired where Urbano and other players from Malaga taught Spanish national football team and Valencia FC player Roberto Soldado how to play the game.[10] Urbano was the coach of the ONCE Málaga in 2012 and 2013, with Marcelo Rosado Carrasco being the captain of the club. For the 2013 season, Málaga CF provided the kit for his ONCE team that matched CD Málaga's own.[11][12][13]


  1. ^ "Página Oficial del Comité Paralímpico Español" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alonso destaca que la lucha contra el dopaje "va a ser objetivo fundamental de la Ley del Deporte de Andalucía"" (in Spanish). Spain: 2013-02-20. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Los malagueños del equipo paralímpico de fútbol sala no son invitados a la entrega de las Reales Órdenes - La Opinión de Málaga" (in Spanish). Spain: 2013-10-30. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "El Ayuntamiento adjudica las obras de construcción del primer campo de fútbol para invidentes totales" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "José Urbano deja el Once Málaga." (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fundamentos del fútbol sala para ciegos (Book, 2008)" (in Spanish). Spain: []. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Griñán, sobre deportistas paralímpicos:"Tienen que servir de testimonio a los andaluces que quieren superarse día a día"" (in Spanish). Spain: 2012-10-19. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dos oros, cuatro platas, tres bronces y once diplomas, balance de los andaluces en los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "De la Torre recibe a los deportistas malagueños de los Juegos Olímpicos y Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: 2012-07-13. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Capacitados - Roberto Soldado, Capacitados - A la Carta" (in Spanish). Spain: 2012-11-04. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Weligton, tras descartar una rotura muscular, podría jugar ante el Athletic" (in Spanish). Spain: 2013-11-15. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Málaga CF renews collaboration with ONCE-Málaga - Málaga Club de Futbol" (in Spanish). Spain: 2013-11-15. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Fran Alameda. "El ONCE Málaga recupera su reinado en el fútbol-sala nacional." (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved 4 January 2014. 

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