Juan Carlos Rojo

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Juan Carlos Rojo
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Pérez Rojo
Date of birth (1959-11-17) 17 November 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Barcelona B 132 (27)
1983–1987 Barcelona 63 (4)
1987 Barcelona B 7 (0)
1988–1989 Betis 0 (0)
1989–1990 Palamós 19 (0)
Total 221 (31)
National team
1977 Spain U18 3 (0)
1979 Spain U20 3 (0)
1984 Spain U21 3 (0)
1985 Spain 4 (0)
Teams managed
1997–2000 Barcelona (youth)
2003–2005 Barcelona (youth)
2005–2007 Barcelona C
2007–2008 Terrassa
2009 Santboià
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Juan Carlos Pérez Rojo (born 17 November 1959) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward, and a manager.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Rojo played five years in the first team of local giants FC Barcelona, although he only had one solid season (1984–85, playing 29 games and scoring two goals en route to a La Liga title).[1][2] After suffering a severe knee injury in 1986, he never recovered fully.[3][4]

Rojo spent nearly two years without making one single appearance, the latter already at Andalusia's Real Betis[5] which would be also relegated from the top flight.[6] He finally retired in 1990 at only 30, after one unassuming spell at Barça neighbours Palamós CF in the second division.[7][8]

In the 2007–08 campaign, after several years in charge of Barcelona's youth sides,[4][9] Rojo had his first head coaching experience, working with Terrassa FC in the third level and being sacked in April 2008 after a 0–2 home loss against Ontinyent CF.[10]

International career[edit]

Rojo earned four caps for Spain, the first coming on 23 January 1985 in a 3–1 friendly win with Finland, in Alicante.[11] Additionally, he participated with the under-20s at the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2–5: Barça, ¡que gozada!" [2–5: Barça, what a load off!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 4 March 1985. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  2. ^ "2–0: Solo faltó el gol de Schuster" [2–0: Only thing missing was Schuster's goal]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 31 March 1985. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Rojo viaja a Lyon para que un especialista examine su rodilla izquierda" [Rojo travels to Lyon to have expert examine his left knee]. El País (in Spanish). 27 March 1986. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e Jonathan Stevenson and Chris Bevan (22 April 2008). "When Bryan Robson tamed Barca". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2008.
  5. ^ "Betis-At.Madrid: El partido de las ausencias" [Betis-At.Madrid: Match of the ones missing]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 May 1989. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  6. ^ "No hubo milagre en Sevilla" [No miracle in Seville]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 3 July 1989. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Con la ilusión por bandera" [Illusion as a shining light]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 5 August 1989. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Palamós: triste despedida" [Palamós: sad goodbye]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 12 June 1990. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Sergio Lobera, un joven entrenador al que apodaron 'ganalotodo'" [Sergio Lobera, a young coach that was dubbed 'winsitall']. El Diario Montañés (in Spanish). 18 January 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Rojo presenta la dimissió coma tècnic del Terrassa" [Rojo resigns as Terrassa manager]. Mundo Deportivo (in Catalan). 1 April 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  11. ^ "3–1: Ensayo con victoria... y con "Buitre"" [3–1: Rehearsal with win... and with "Vulture"]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 24 January 1985. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

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