José Manuel Aira
|Full name||José Manuel Aira Lindoso|
|Date of birth||14 March 1976|
|Place of birth||Ponferrada, Spain|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1996–2002||Deportivo La Coruña||2||(0)|
|1999–2000||→ Tenerife (loan)||23||(0)|
|2000–2001||→ Racing Ferrol (loan)||41||(2)|
|2001–2002||→ Sporting Gijón (loan)||22||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Ponferrada, Castile and León, Aira arrived at Deportivo de La Coruña from local SD Ponferradina aged 19, but never broke into the first-team setup during his stay, only appearing twice in La Liga. With more individual success he resumed his career in the second division for the following seven seasons, with CD Tenerife, Racing de Ferrol (twice), Sporting de Gijón and Polideportivo Ejido.
In the 2006 summer Aira returned to Galicia, moving to CD Lugo which had just returned to the third level after a three-year absence. He continued to be a defensive mainstay in the subsequent four years after which he returned to Ferrol, now in division four.