Vicente Moreno

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Vicente Moreno
Personal information
Full name Vicente Moreno Peris
Date of birth (1974-10-28) 28 October 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Massanassa, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Valencia B 83 (8)
1998–1999 Ontinyent 36 (4)
1999–2000 Guadix 34 (11)
2000–2011 Xerez 392 (20)
Total 545 (43)
Teams managed
2011 Xerez (assistant)
2011–2012 Xerez
2013–2016 Gimnàstic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Moreno and the second or maternal family name is Peris.

Vicente Moreno Peris (born 28 October 1974) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and a current manager.

He spent most of his career with Xerez, appearing in 412 official games and remaining with the club 11 years. He also coached it for six months.

Playing career[edit]

An unsuccessful Valencia CF youth graduate, Moreno was born in Massanassa, Valencia, and he arrived to Xerez CD in 2000–01 after spending one season each with lowly clubs, also in the third division. Helping the Andalusians promote to the second level in his first year, he never played in less than 34 games until 2009.

In the 2008–09 campaign, Moreno was an everpresent figure for Xerez as it achieved a first-ever La Liga promotion. On 13 June 2009 he scored one goal in a 2–1 home win over SD Huesca, which certified his team's promotion.[1]

Moreno made his top division debut on 30 August 2009 – two months shy of his 35th birthday – playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against RCD Mallorca.[2] He also started in the third match, a 0–5 defeat to Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, but eventually lost his importance, with Malian Sidi Keita being preferred; at the end of the season, albeit only in the last round, the side was immediately relegated back.

In June 2011, aged nearly 37, Moreno retired from football after one more season with Xerez (28 games, three goals). At the time of his retirement he was the player with the most appearances for the club, also having been the only one to have scored for it in all three major levels of Spanish football.[3] He immediately joined the team's coaching staff.

Coaching career[edit]

On 5 December 2011, Moreno replaced Juan Merino at the helm of Xerez.[4] He managed to lead the team to the 14th position, ten points above the relegation zone.

On 4 November 2013, Moreno was appointed Gimnàstic de Tarragona manager, taking over for fired Santi Castillejo at the division three side.[5] On 22 June 2015, after winning promotion to the second division, he renewed his contract for a further year.[6]

On 13 June 2016, after finishing third in the regular season and only missing out another promotion in the play-offs, Moreno extended his link until 2018.[7] He announced he was stepping down on 24 December, however, and the club accepted it three days later.[8]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 22 December 2016
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Xerez[9] Spain 5 December 2011 30 June 2012 26 9 6 11 34.62
Gimnàstic[10] Spain 4 November 2013 27 December 2016 147 62 50 35 42.18
Career total 173 71 56 46 41.04

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