Tote playing for Hércules in 2010
|Full name||Jorge López Marco|
|Date of birth||23 November 1978|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1986–1987||Los Yébenes San Bruno|
|1997–1998||Real Madrid C||30||(20)|
|1998–1999||Real Madrid B||29||(4)|
|1999–2000||→ Benfica (loan)||7||(0)|
|2001–2002||→ Valladolid (loan)||36||(7)|
|2005||→ Málaga (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
He amassed Segunda División totals of 187 games and 31 goals over the course of six seasons, almost exclusively with Hércules. In La Liga he appeared for Real Madrid, Valladolid, Betis, Málaga and Hércules, adding 88/10 in a 15-year professional career.
After beginning his football grooming with Atlético Madrid, Madrid-born Tote moved crosstown in 1993, joining Real Madrid's youth ranks. Playing mainly with its B-side after having begun with Real Madrid C, he received his first-team debut on 8 May 1999, as a late substitute in a 2–3 away loss against Real Sociedad.
After an unsuccessful loan stint in Portugal with S.L. Benfica, Tote was definitely promoted to the main squad, but only appeared in three games during the season as Real were crowned champions. The following year he was again loaned, now to Real Valladolid, and developed into a La Liga player, scoring his first goal against Málaga CF on 16 September 2001 (2–1 away win); one month later he added a hat-trick, in a 4–1 triumph at Athletic Bilbao.
Returning to Real, Tote only made one league appearance, at Recreativo de Huelva, being subsequently sold to Real Betis on a five-year contract. Injuries and loss of form soon made him surplus to requirements and, during the 2005 January transfer window, he was loaned to neighbouring Málaga, where he failed to produce.
After a quick return spell with Valladolid, Tote signed a two-year link with another second division club, Hércules CF. In the 2009–10 campaign he contributed with four goals in 35 matches (2,439 minutes) as the Alicante team returned to the top division, after 13 years.
In early March 2011, during the second half of an eventual 1–2 home loss to UD Almería, Tote suffered a severe knee injury from which he never fully recovered. Hércules was eventually relegated as 19th, and he retired in the summer of 2012 at the age of 33 after not having his contract renewed.
- Real Madrid
- El Madrid, engordar para morir (Madrid, gaining weight to die); ABC, 9 May 1999 (in Spanish)
- "Internacionais e desconhecidos, é este o retrato dos jogadores espanhóis na Liga portuguesa" [Internationals and unknown, meet the Spanish players in the Portuguese League] (in Portuguese). Público. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- El Valladolid apaliza al Athletic en San Mamés (Valladolid crush Athletic at San Mamés); El Mundo, 14 October 2001 (in Spanish)
- Tote and Contreras agree Betis moves; UEFA.com, 30 July 2003
- Tote missing for a month; UEFA.com, 11 September 2003
- Tote, la última víctima de la triada (Tote, last victim of the trifecta); El País, 7 March 2011 (in Spanish)
- Tote deja el Hércules con críticas a sus dirigentes (Tote leaves Hércules with criticism of its directors); Diario AS, 31 July 2012 (in Spanish)
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