Mariano García Remón
García Remón playing with Real Madrid (1973)
|Full name||Mariano García Remón|
|Date of birth||30 September 1950|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1970||→ Talavera (loan)|
|1970–1971||→ Oviedo (loan)||24||(0)|
|1991–1993||Real Madrid B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Madrid, Remón finished his football formation 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.
Subsequently, Remón managed Sporting de Gijón (top division), Albacete Balompié, UD Las Palmas, UD Salamanca, CD Numancia (top flight) and Córdoba CF. Both of his appointments in that competition ended prematurely, when the teams were in a relegation position.
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 he succeeded Camacho, 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 team boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo; his Real record would consist of seven wins, two draws and four losses.
- La Liga: 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80
- Copa del Rey: 1973–74, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1981–82