Voro (footballer)

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Voro
Personal information
Full name Salvador González Marco
Date of birth (1963-10-09) 9 October 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Valencia (caretaker)
Youth career
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Valencia B
1984–1993 Valencia 216 (8)
1984–1985 Tenerife (loan) 43 (2)
1993–1996 Deportivo La Coruña 102 (1)
1996–1999 Logroñés 45 (1)
Total 406 (12)
National team
1993–1995 Spain 9 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Valencia B
2008 Valencia (caretaker)
2012 Valencia (caretaker)
2015 Valencia (caretaker)
2016 Valencia (caretaker)
2016– Valencia (interim)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Marco.

Salvador González Marco (born 9 October 1963), known as Voro, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender, and the current manager of Valencia CF.

During his career he played mostly for Valencia and Deportivo (ten La Liga seasons combined, 290 matches), also coaching the former club on several occasions.[1]

Voro represented Spain at the 1994 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Valencia, Voro graduated from hometown Valencia CF's youth academy, going on to represent its B-side in his first two years as a senior. After a one-and-a-half-year loan with CD Tenerife in the second division, he played during eight seasons – seven in La Liga – with the Che's first team, which included 37 games with two goals in 1989–90 as they finished second.

Subsequently, Voro joined Deportivo de La Coruña, being an instrumental part in the rise of Super Depor during the early to mid-1990s. Having started the 1996–97 campaign with the Galicians he finished it with CD Logroñés, retiring in the second level in 1999.

Coaching career[edit]

On 21 April 2008, after several years working with Valencia as match delegate, Voro became manager of his former club following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.[2] After saving the club from relegation with four wins in five mathces, he was replaced by Unai Emery for 2008–09 and reinstated in his previous post.[3][4]

On 30 November 2015, Voro was appointed interim manager of Valencia following the departure of Nuno Espírito Santo,[5] before the position was filled by Gary Neville two days later.[6] He led the side to a 1–1 draw against FC Barcelona at the Mestalla Stadium in his only game in charge.[7]

On 20 September 2016, Voro took the interim post for a fourth time after the dismissal of Pako Ayestarán.[8] The same befell him on the penultimate day of the year, following Cesare Prandelli's resignation.[9]

On 10 January 2017, Voro was confirmed as manager until the end of the season.[10]

International career[edit]

Voro earned nine caps for the Spain national team during two years, and was part of the squad in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[11] His debut came on 13 October 1993, in a decisive 1994 World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Lansdowne Road, Dublin (90 minutes played, 3–1 win).[12]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 15 January 2017
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Valencia B[13] Spain 1 July 2002 16 February 2004 63 23 13 27 36.51
Valencia (caretaker)[14] Spain 21 April 2008 22 May 2008 5 4 0 1 80.00
Valencia (caretaker)[15] Spain 1 December 2012 6 December 2012 1 1 0 0 100.000
Valencia (caretaker)[16] Spain 30 November 2015 6 December 2015 2 1 1 0 50.00
Valencia (caretaker) Spain 20 September 2016 3 October 2016 3 2 0 1 66.67
Valencia (interim) Spain 30 December 2016 Present 4 1 1 2 25.00
Career total 78 32 15 31 41.03

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Deportivo
Valencia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voro, entrenador y hombre de club" [Voro, manager and club man] (in Spanish). Las Provincias. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Voro determined to rescue Valencia; UEFA.com, 22 April 2008
  3. ^ "Voro, elegido el mejor delegado de la Liga BBVA 2010/11" [Voro, chosen best delegate of 2010/11's BBVA League] (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "La leyenda de Voro en el Valencia" [Voro's legend in Valencia] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Valencia: Voro assisted by Phil Neville at La Liga side". BBC Sport. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Gary Neville takes charge of Valencia". Goal.com. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Santi Mina anima la Liga" [Santi Mina livens League] (in Spanish). Marca. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Valencia sack Pako Ayestaran after losing start". BBC Sport. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Voro takes Valencia helm again after Cesare Prandelli resigns". La Liga. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Voro sigue hasta final de temporada" [Voro remains until the end of the season] (in Spanish). Superdeporte. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  11. ^ World Cup '94; Bolivia scores, but will still go home; The New York Times, 28 June 1994
  12. ^ España acaba con un mito (Spain ends myth); Mundo Deportivo, 14 October 1993 (Spanish)
  13. ^ "Voro: Salvador González Marco". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
    "Voro: Salvador González Marco". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Voro: Salvador González Marco". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Voro: Salvador González Marco". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Voro: Salvador González Marco". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 

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