Mariano García Remón

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Mariano García Remón
Ajax tegen Real Madrid 2-1, halve finale Europacup I , keeper Garcia Remon van R, Bestanddeelnr 926-3381.jpg
García Remón playing with Real Madrid (1973)
Personal information
Full name Mariano García Remón
Date of birth (1950-09-30) 30 September 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1965–1966 Rayo Vallecano
1966–1970 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1986 Real Madrid 177 (0)
1970Talavera (loan)
1970–1971Oviedo (loan) 24 (0)
Total 201 (0)
National team
1971 Spain U23 1 (0)
1971 Spain amateur 1 (0)
1973 Spain 2 (0)
Teams managed
1990–1993 Real Madrid B
1993–1995 Sporting Gijón
1996–1997 Albacete
1997–1998 Las Palmas
1999–2000 Salamanca
2000–2001 Numancia
2002 Córdoba
2004 Real Madrid
2007 Cádiz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mariano García Remón (born 30 September 1950) is a Spanish retired football goalkeeper and coach.

He is best known for his spell at Real Madrid, which he helped to six La Liga and three Copa del Rey trophies. He subsequently worked as a manager, having a brief stint with his main club.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Remón finished his football development with country giants Real Madrid, but served two loans in the third and second divisions before returning in 1971. He then began an interesting battle for first-choice status with Miguel Ángel González which would last for the vast majority of his stay: Remón would start from 1971 to 1973 and 1979 to 1981, and the pair split appearances in two other seasons.

In the 1972–73 European Cup quarter-finals against FC Dynamo Kyiv, in the 0–0 first leg draw in Odessa, Remón's heroic efforts earned him the nickname El gato de Odesa ("the cat of Odessa"). After only eight La Liga appearances in his final five seasons combined, being third-choice for the side that won back-to-back UEFA Cups, he retired at almost 36 with 231 overall appearances for the club to his credit.[1]

Remón earned two caps for Spain during five months in 1973, both in friendlies.[2] His debut came on 2 May, playing the second half of a 2–3 loss in the Netherlands.

Coaching career[edit]

Remón's coaching career started with the youth sides of Real Madrid. From there he progressed to their reserves, preceding his assistant coach Rafael Benítez.

Subsequently, Remón managed Sporting de Gijón (top division),[3] Albacete Balompié,[4] UD Las Palmas, UD Salamanca,[5] CD Numancia (top flight) and Córdoba CF. Both of his appointments in that competition ended prematurely, when the teams were in a relegation position.[6][7]

In the 2004–05 campaign, Remón became assistant coach to newly appointed Real Madrid coach José Antonio Camacho, his teammate for 13 years. On 20 September 2004 the former succeeded the latter, who resigned his post just a few weeks into his appointment when the team was in eighth place – Remón himself was sacked due to perceived lack of success by Christmas, and replaced with former Brazilian national side boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo;[8] his Real overall record would consist of 12 wins, four draws and four losses.[9]

Ahead of 2006–07's second level, Remón succeeded former Real Oviedo and Real Betis player Oli at the helm of Cádiz CF,[10] leaving shortly after his arrival[11] as the club eventually failed to return to the first division.



Real Madrid




  1. ^ "García Remón, Mariano" (in Spanish). Real Madrid C.F. Archived from the original on 1 July 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  2. ^ "0–0: España se defendió sin ahogos ante Turquia" [0–0: Spain had no problem fending off Turkey]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 18 October 1973. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  3. ^ Allongo, Jenaro (22 June 1993). "García Remón firma hoy como nuevo técnico del Sporting" [García Remón signs as new Sporting manager today]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. ^ Líbero, Pedro (5 October 1996). "García Remón starts by getting to know youngsters" [García Remón empieza por conocer a los jóvenes]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  5. ^ Sanchón, Justino; Díaz, Mario (27 March 2000). "García Remón, destituido como entrenador del Salamanca" [García Remón, fired as manager of Salamanca]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ Calleja, José Luis (10 March 1995). "El Consejo cesa a García Remón" [Board of directors fires García Remón]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Destituido al frente del Numancia Mariano García Remón tras ocho jornadas sin ganar" [Mariano García Remón fired at Numancia after eight winless matchdays]. El País (in Spanish). 9 May 2001. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Luxemburgo named Madrid coach". BBC Sport. 30 December 2004. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  9. ^ Ong, Charles (26 May 2015). "Football: 12 managers in 16 years – Real Madrid's managerial revolving door". The Straits Times. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Fútbol.– Baldasano llega al Cádiz con García Remón como entrenador y Del Bosque como asesor deportivo" [Football.– Baldasano arrives to Cádiz with García Remón as manager and Del Bosque as sporting assistant] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "García Remón es destituido como entrenador del Cádiz" [García Remón is fired as Cádiz manager]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 11 October 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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