José Balaguer

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Pep Balaguer
Personal information
Full name José Balaguer Berga
Date of birth (1950-12-01) 1 December 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth La Pobla de Vallbona, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Paterna CF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 Valencia B 27 (0)
1972–1981 Valencia 94 (0)
Teams managed
Valencia (youth)
1997–2002 Levante
2003 Gimnàstic
2004 Cartagena
2005–2006 Valencian Community

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

† Appearances (goals)

José 'Pep' Balaguer Berga (born 1 December 1950) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is a coach.

He is well known for his long-serving career in Valencia CF, where he amassed 9 seasons in the first team. After retiring in 1981, Balaguer worked as a manager.

Managerial career

Immediately after retiring Balaguer started working as a manager, initially being manager of the youth categories with Valencia CF. He was appointed head coach of Levante UD for the last 10 games of the 1997–98 season, failing to avoid relegation, however. He returned to Segunda División at his first attempt, being dismissed only in January 2002.[1] In February 2003, he was appointed Gimnàstic de Tarragona manager.[2]

In April 2004 Balaguer was appointed FC Cartagena manager, being relieved from his duties in October. In December 2005 he was appointed Valencian Community autonomous football team manager.[3]


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