José María Salmerón

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José María Salmerón
Personal information
Full name José María Salmerón Morales
Date of birth (1966-10-23) 23 October 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Almería, Spain
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
UCAM Murcia (coach)
Youth career
1980 AD Almería
1980–1985 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984 Real Madrid 1 (0)
1985–1989 Real Madrid B 107 (9)
1989–1991 Tenerife 17 (0)
1991–1992 Levante 25 (3)
1992–1993 Sant Andreu 11 (4)
1993–1995 Poli Almería 25 (1)
Total 186 (17)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Almería
2000–2003 SS Reyes
2003 Poli Ejido (caretaker)
2004 Poli Ejido (caretaker)
2005–2006 Poli Ejido
2007 Lorca Deportiva
2007–2008 Real Madrid C
2008 Alavés
2010 Almería B
2012–2013 Fuenlabrada
2015 Cacereño
2015– UCAM Murcia

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

† Appearances (goals)

José María Salmerón Morales (born 23 October 1966) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a winger, and the current manager of UCAM Murcia CF.

Club career

Born in Almería, Andalusia, Salmerón joined Real Madrid's youth setup in 1980, after a recommendation from Vicente del Bosque.[1] On 9 September 1984, while still a junior, he made his first team – and La Liga – debut, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Sporting de Gijón.

However, Salmerón later suffered with injuries,[1] and spent the vast majority of his spell with the reserves in Segunda División. He moved to CD Tenerife in the 1989 summer, but after being again injury prone, only appeared sparingly.

Salmerón subsequently represented Levante UD and UE Sant Andreu in Segunda División B, and CP Almería in Tercera División. He retired with the latter in 1995, aged only 29, after achieving promotion to the third level.

Managerial career

Salmerón started his managerial career with newly formed UD Almería in 1999, as the club were already relegated from the third level. He remained in charge in the following season, as the Rojiblancos were promoted at first attempt.

In June 2003, after a stint at UD San Sebastián de los Reyes, Salmerón was appointed assistant manager at Polideportivo Ejido. In November, he was appointed as caretaker manager, replacing fired Quique Setién. Shortly after, he returned to his previous duties after the appointment of Julián Rubio as manager; in June, after the latter's dimissal, he was again caretaker.

On 17 November 2005 Salmerón was again appointed as Poli manager,[2] remaining in charge for the season and finishing 15th. On 26 December 2006 he was appointed at the helm of Lorca Deportiva CF.[3]

After being relegated, Salmerón moved back to the Merengues as the C-team's manager in July 2007. On 26 February 2008 he moved to Deportivo Alavés,[4] narrowly avoiding the drop but being sacked in December.[5]

On 20 January 2010 Salmerón returned to Almería, being appointed manager with the reserves.[6] He renewed his link in July,[7] but was relieved from his duties in November.[8]

On 14 November 2012 Salmerón was appointed at the helm of CF Fuenlabrada,[9] but stepped down in May, after the club's relegation to the fourth level.[10] On 15 June 2015, after nearly two years without a club, he was named CP Cacereño manager,[11] but resigned after only eight days[12] and moved to UCAM Murcia CF on 2 July.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Los ligamentos quiebran sueños (The ligaments break dreams); Timeout Magazine, 29 November 2013 (Spanish)
  2. El ex tinerfeñista Salmerón, nuevo entrenador del Polideportivo Ejido (Former Tenerife player Salmerón, new manager of Polideportivo Ejido); El Día, 17 November 2005 (Spanish)
  3. Salmerón se convierte en el nuevo entrenador del Lorca (Salmerón becomes Lorca's new manager); Marca, 26 December 2006 (Spanish)
  4. Salmerón será el nuevo entrenador del Alavés (Salmerón will be the new manager of Alavés); Marca, 26 February 2008 (Spanish)
  5. El Alavés oficializa la destitución de Salmerón y hoy presentará a Mandiola (Alavés turns official Salmerón's sacking and will present Mandiola today); Diario AS, 23 December 2008 (Spanish)
  6. Salmerón es el nuevo técnico del Almería B (Salmerón is the new manager of Almería B); Marca, 20 January 2010 (Spanish)
  7. Salmerón continuará como entrenador de la UD Almería B (Salmerón will remain as UD Almería B's manager); Ideal, 11 July 2010 (Spanish)
  8. Salmerón, destituido como entrenador del Almería B, y le sustituye Alfonsín (Salmerón, sacked as manager of Almería B, Alfonsín replaces him); Ideal, 30 November 2010 (Spanish)
  9. José María Salmerón, nuevo entrenador del CF Fuenlabrada (José María Salmerón, new manager of CF Fuenlabrada); Fuenlabrada's official website, 14 November 2012 (Spanish)
  10. Jose María Salmerón no seguirá como entrenador del Fuenlabrada (José María Salmerón will not continue as Fuenlabrada's manager); Vavel, 25 May 2013 (Spanish)
  11. José María Salmerón ya es el técnico del Cacereño (José María Salmerón is already manager of Cacereño); El Periódico de Extremadura, 15 June 2015 (Spanish)
  12. José María Salmerón deja el Cacereño (José María Salmerón leaves Cacereño); Ideal, 23 June 2015 (Spanish)
  13. José María Salmerón, nuevo entrenador del UCAM Murcia CF (José María Salmerón, new manager of UCAM Murcia CF); La Opinión de Murcia, 2 July 2015 (Spanish)

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