Lolo (footballer, born 1984)

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Lolo
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Lolo being presented at Osasuna
Personal information
Full name Manuel Jesús Ortiz Toribio
Date of birth (1984-08-22) 22 August 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Huelva, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hércules
Youth career
1999–2002 Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Sevilla B 177 (11)
2008–2010 Sevilla 23 (1)
2008–2009 Málaga (loan) 26 (4)
2010–2014 Osasuna 98 (5)
2014–2015 Zaragoza 20 (1)
2015–2016 Elche 38 (0)
2017– Hércules 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Manuel Jesús Ortiz Toribio (born 22 August 1984), known as Lolo, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Hércules CF. A versatile defensive unit, he can appear as both central defender or defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Huelva, Lolo was a product of Sevilla FC's youth system. In the 2002–03 season he started playing as a senior with the B-side in the third division, scoring a decisive goal against Burgos CF which led to a promotion to the second level in 2007.[1]

Lolo made his La Liga debuts the following campaign, appearing in two matches during March 2008, the first being on the 1st in a 1–2 away loss against Deportivo de La Coruña. Earlier, in December, he had made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League, playing the entire match in a 3–0 group stage success at Slavia Prague;[2] however, he spent the majority of the season with the reserves, being a defensive stalwart for the Andalusians whom retained their league status.

Lolo was loaned to neighbours Málaga CF for 2008–09,[3] spending most of the season as defensive midfielder and scoring home deciders against Real Valladolid (2–1[4]) and Sporting de Gijón (1–0[5]). In October 2009, already established in Sevilla's first team, he signed a new contract until June 2011;[6] on 10 April 2010, he scored his first goal as a Sevillista, in the 84th minute of a 2–1 win at former club Málaga.[7]

After being deemed surplus to requirements at Sevilla, Lolo signed a four-year contract with fellow first division side CA Osasuna, in late August 2010.[8] During his debut campaign, in which the Navarrese narrowly avoided relegation, he was used mainly as a central defender while also starting regularly, and also contributed with goals against Hércules CF (3–0, at home[9]) and RCD Espanyol (4–0, also at home[10]).

Honours[edit]

Sevilla B
Sevilla

References[edit]

  1. ^ El ascenso del Sevilla Atlético frena la llegada del central Lolo (Sevilla Atlético promotion halts arrival of stopper Lolo); El Comercio, 26 June 2007 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Sevilla see off Slavia to finish top; UEFA.com, 12 December 2007
  3. ^ Lolo llega al Málaga (Lolo arrives at Málaga); Merca Fútbol, 17 July 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Málaga 2–1 Valladolid; ESPN Soccernet, 28 September 2008
  5. ^ Málaga 1–0 Sporting Gijon; ESPN Soccernet, 4 January 2009
  6. ^ "Lolo signs new Sevilla deal". Ontheminute. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  7. ^ Sevilla claim derby honours; ESPN Soccernet, 10 April 2010
  8. ^ Camacho confirma el fichaje de Lolo y destaca su polivalencia (Camacho confirms Lolo signing and highlights his versatility); Marca, 22 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Comfortable win for Osasuna; ESPN Soccernet, 7 November 2010
  10. ^ Nekounam at the double; ESPN Soccernet, 20 February 2011

External links[edit]

  • Lolo at BDFutbol
  • Lolo at Futbolme (Spanish)
  • Lolo at Soccerway