Jesús María Pereda

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Jesús María Pereda
Personal information
Full name Jesús María Pereda Ruiz de Temiño
Date of birth (1938-06-15)15 June 1938
Place of birth Medina de Pomar, Spain
Date of death 27 September 2011(2011-09-27) (aged 73)
Place of death Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Indautxu 49 (25)
1958–1959 Real Madrid 2 (1)
1958–1959 Valladolid (loan) 27 (10)
1959–1961 Sevilla 56 (13)
1961–1969 Barcelona 134 (41)
1969–1970 Sabadell 5 (0)
1970–1972 Mallorca 53 (7)
Total 326 (97)
National team
1960 Spain U21 2 (0)
1960 Spain B 1 (0)
1960–1968 Spain 15 (6)
1966–1968 Catalan XI 2 (1)
Teams managed
1973–1975 Catalonia (youth)
1976–1993 Spain U18
1977–1991 Spain U20
1979–1992 Spain U19
1980 Spain U16
1987–1988 Spain U16
1987–1990 Spain U17
1988–1992 Spain U21
1995–1996 Xerez
1998 Castile and León

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

† Appearances (goals)

Jesús María Pereda Ruiz de Temiño (15 June 1938 – 27 September 2011), also known as Chus Pereda, was a Spanish football midfielder and manager.

In a 16-year professional career, he played mainly for Barcelona, amassing La Liga totals of 197 games and 55 goals for four teams – including Real Madrid. In 1964 he helped Spain win the European Championship, being an international throughout the decade.

After retiring Pereda was in charge of several Spanish youth teams, namely the U20s and the U21s.

Club career

Although born in Medina de Pomar, Burgos, Castile and León, Pereda was raised in Balmaseda in Biscay,[1] and, as a schoolboy, he captained the provincial U-16 team. He began his senior career with Bilbao club SD Indautxu, where his teammates included veteran goalkeeper Raimundo Lezama and Miguel Jones – Pereda and Jones, and later a third club player, José Eulogio Gárate, were all controversially rejected by Athletic Bilbao because of their birthplaces,[2] with Pereda moving to Real Madrid and the others to Atlético Madrid.

With the Merengues Pereda only appeared in two La Liga games, scoring once in a 3–0 home win against Real Zaragoza as the team won the national championship. During his spell in the Spanish capital, he was also loaned to Real Valladolid in Segunda División – after falling out with coach Luis Carniglia[1]– returning to the top flight with Sevilla FC and scoring 11 goals in his first season.[3]

In the 1961 summer Pereda joined FC Barcelona, going on to appear in 293 official matches during eight years (104 goals).[1] During that time he won the Copa del Generalísimo twice, scoring the opening goal in the 1963 final, a 3–1 win against Zaragoza at the Camp Nou.

Aged 31, Pereda left Barcelona and joined Catalonia neighbours CE Sabadell FC, appearing rarely during the top flight season. He closed out his career after two second level campaigns with RCD Mallorca.

In 1995–96 Pereda had his first and only head coaching experience at club level, leading Xerez CD to the 11th position in Segunda División B.[1]

International career

Pereda scored six goals in 15 appearances for Spain during eight years. His debut was on 15 May 1960 in a 3–0 friendly win with England at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Two of Pereda's international goals came at the 1964 European Nations' Cup, in which he appeared alongside Barcelona teammate Josep Maria Fusté: he scored in both the semi-final against Hungary and the final against the Soviet Union, as the national team won the tournament on home soil; in the decisive match he also assisted Marcelino in the 2–1 winner, although No-Do newsreels showed Amancio as the author of the pass.[4]

During 15 years, Pereda managed both the Spanish under-20 and under-21 teams, leading the former side to the second place in the 1985 FIFA World Championship in the Soviet Union. In 1988 in was in charge of the Castile and León autonomous football team for one game, a 1–1 draw with Aragon.[1] Four years later, he replaced Vicente Miera at the helm of the Spanish senior team for one match – he worked in his coaching staff as assistant – due to illness.[5]

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 July 1960 Nacional, Santiago, Chile  Chile 0–3 1–4 Friendly
2. 17 June 1964 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain  Hungary 1–0 2–1 1964 European Nations' Cup
3. 21 June 1964 Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain  Soviet Union 1–0 2–1 1964 European Nations' Cup
4. 27 October 1965 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Republic of Ireland 1–1 4–1 1966 World Cup qualification
5. 27 October 1965 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Republic of Ireland 2–1 4–1 1966 World Cup qualification
6. 27 October 1965 Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain  Republic of Ireland 3–1 4–1 1966 World Cup qualification


Pereda died in Barcelona on 27 September 2011 at the age of 73, from cancer.[3]




Real Madrid




Spain U16
Spain U20


External links

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