Ramón Calderé

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Ramón Calderé
Personal information
Full name Ramón María Calderé del Rey
Date of birth (1959-01-16) 16 January 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Vila-rodona, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1984 Barcelona B 117 (31)
1979–1980 Alcalá (loan)
1980 Valladolid (loan) 3 (0)
1981 Alcalá (loan)
1984–1988 Barcelona 110 (15)
1988–1990 Betis 47 (1)
1990–1993 Sant Andreu 88 (11)
Total 365 (58)
National team
1984–1986 Spain U21 3 (1)
1985–1988 Spain 18 (7)
Teams managed
1993–1995 Santboià (assistant)
1995–1996 Europa (assistant)
1996–1997 Júpiter (assistant)
1997–1998 Premià
1998–2000 Cornellà
2000–2001 Gavà
2001–2002 Castelldefels
2002–2005 Badalona
2005–2006 Ceuta
2006–2007 Premià
2007–2009 Reus
2009–2011 Teruel
2011–2012 Palencia
2012–2014 Burgos
2014–2015 Castellón
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Calderé and the second or maternal family name is Del Rey.

Ramón María Calderé del Rey (born 16 January 1959) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current coach.

An all-around midfield unit, he mainly represented Barcelona as a player – more than 150 official games in four La Liga seasons – and went on to have an extensive career as a coach following his retirement, but exclusively in the lower leagues.

A Spanish international in the second part of the 80's, Calderé represented the country in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila-rodona, Tarragona, Catalonia, Calderé was a product of local giants FC Barcelona's youth system, having played several seasons with its B-side. In an unassuming loan spell he made his La Liga debuts with Real Valladolid, in the 1980–81 campaign.

At already 25, Calderé was definitely promoted to the main squad, helping it win the league title in his first full season, although not an automatic first-choice. After three more years he left for fellow league club Real Betis, being relegated in his debut campaign.

Calderé retired in 1993 at the age of 34, with lowly UE Sant Andreu also in the Barcelona area, and subsequently took up coaching, mainly with modest teams in the region: CE Premià – twice – UE Cornellà, CF Gavà, UE Castelldefels, CF Badalona, AD Ceuta, CF Reus Deportiu, CD Teruel, CF Palencia and Burgos CF.

In June 2008, whilst a coach of Reus, he was arrested following an alleged assault on a civil guard, during a match at Sangonera Atlético CF.[1]

International career[edit]

Calderé earned 18 caps and scored seven goals for Spain, and played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup where he scored twice in a 3–0 group stage win over Algeria.

Having made his debut on 30 April 1985 in a 1986 World Cup qualifier against Wales, in Wrexham (0–3 loss), Calderé was also picked for UEFA Euro 1988's squad, but was not used.

Montezuma's revenge?[edit]

During the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Calderé suffered from a case of traveler's diarrhea, and was prescribed antibiotics by the national team physician. After the win against Northern Ireland he was summoned for a doping test, which came out positive.

Calderé, however, was not sanctioned, as the medical staff argued successfully the medication was administered to fight the condition, lest a severe risk of dehydration. He scored twice against Algeria in the following match.[2]







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