José Llopis Corona

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José Corona
Personal information
Full name José Llopis Corona
Date of birth (1918-06-04)June 4, 1918
Place of birth Alicante, Spain
Date of death January 29, 2011(2011-01-29) (aged 92)
Place of death Alicante, Spain
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Iberia
Gimnástico Carolinas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1939 Gimnástico Carolinas
1939–1941 Alicante
1941–1943 Hércules 17 (4)
1943–1948 Real Madrid 116 (7)
1948–1949 Gimnàstic 17 (3)
1949–1950 Mallorca
1950–1951 Gandía
Teams managed
Villajoyosa
Monóvar
Jijona
Calpe

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

† Appearances (goals)

José 'Pepe' Llopis Corona (4 June 1918 – 29 January 2011) was a Spanish footballer who played as a left defender.

Over the course of seven seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 150 games and 14 goals, namely with Real Madrid.

Football career

Born in Alicante, Valencian Community, Corona made his La Liga debuts with local Hércules CF,[1] being relegated in his first year as a professional. In 1943 he signed with Real Madrid, going on to remain in the Spanish capital for five seasons, where he appeared in a total of 143 official games; a renowned tough defender, he was also a penalty kick specialist.[2]

Corona, the last survivor of the inaugural match at the Nuevo Chamartín on 14 December 1947, against C.F. Os Belenenses,[3] won two Spanish Cups with the Merengues and left the club in 1948, going on to represent until his retirement three years later Gimnàstic de Tarragona (in the top level), RCD Mallorca and CF Gandía.

Honours

Real Madrid

Death

Corona died on 29 January 2011, in his hometown of Alicante. He was 92 years old.[4][5]

References

  1. "José Llopis Corona" (in Spanish). Las Provincias. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Llopis Corona, José (Corona)" (in Spanish). Real Madrid's official website. Retrieved 27 May 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "First-hand testimonies". Real Madrid's official website. 14 December 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Fallece José Llopis Corona, ex jugador del Real Madrid" (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Jose Llopis Corona has died". Real Madrid's official website. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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