Pedro José Lorenzo Galán

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Pedro José
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Personal information
Full name Pedro José Lorenzo Galán
Date of birth (1967-11-19) 19 November 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Torremejía, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Pizarro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–2004 Extremadura 392 (34)
2004–2005 Mérida 34 (2)
2005–2010 Imperio Mérida
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro José Lorenzo Galán (born 19 November 1967), known as Pedro José, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

He played 169 games in Segunda División with Extremadura over the course of six seasons (nine goals), adding 68/2 in La Liga with the same club, which he represented for 19 years.

Football career[edit]

Born in Torremejía, Province of Badajoz, Pedro José's career was closely associated with CF Extremadura, and he only played with teams from his native region in 25 years as a senior. He represented his main club in all four major levels of Spanish football, helping it promote twice to La Liga, in 1996 and in 1998, and appearing in more than 600 official games during his spell (72 goals).[1]

Pedro José made his debut in the top flight on 1 September 1996 at the age of nearly 29, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–2 away loss against Hércules CF.[2] He scored the first of his two goals in the competition on 6 April of the following year, helping to a 3–0 home win over CD Logroñés,[3] but Extremadura was ultimately relegated at the end of the season, as would be the case two years later.

Pedro José left the side in 2004 at almost 37, and played a further six years in amateur football, with Mérida UD and Imperio de Mérida CP. Subsequently, he returned to the renamed Extremadura UD as assistant coach.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pedro José, el gran capitán del C.F. Extremadura" [Pedro José, C.F. Extremadura's great captain] (in Spanish). Extremadura CF Blogspot. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Retorno con buen pie" [Returning on the good foot]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 2 September 1996. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "El Extremadura no falla en la primera gran final" [Extremadura do not fail in first big final]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 7 April 1997. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pedro José, ayudante de Marrero en el Extremadura" [Pedro José, Marrero's assistant in Extremadura]. El Periódico de Extremadura (in Spanish). 20 July 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

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