José Murcia

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Pepe Murcia
Personal information
Full name José Murcia González
Date of birth (1964-12-03) 3 December 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Córdoba, Spain
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1977–1980 CD Alcázar
1980–1982 Zoco CF
1982–1984 Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Egabrense
1985–1986 Jaén
1986–1988 Córdoba
1988–1989 Valdepeñas
1989–1990 Córdoba
1990–1991 Plasencia
1991 Martos
1991–1992 Santaella
Teams managed
1992–1994 Alcázar (youth)
1994–1996 Séneca (youth)
1996–2000 Córdoba (youth)
2000–2001 Córdoba B
2001–2002 Córdoba
2002–2003 Cartagena
2003–2005 Atlético B
2005–2006 Atlético Madrid
2006–2007 Xerez
2007–2008 Castellón
2008–2009 Celta
2009 Albacete
2011 Salamanca
2011 Braşov
2014 Levski Sofia

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

† Appearances (goals)

José 'Pepe' Murcia González (born 3 December 1964) is a Spanish football coach.

Football career

Born in Córdoba, Andalusia, Murcia never played in higher than Segunda División B, and retired in 1992 at the age of only 27 due to injury. He coached several local youth teams in his early years, including Córdoba CF. After a successful spell with the reserves (two consecutive promotions all the way to Tercera División), he was one of four managers for the main squad in the 2001–02 season, achieving four wins, two draws and two losses during his eight games in charge as the side eventually retained their Segunda División status.[1]

Murcia then plied his trade in the third level, leading Atlético Madrid's B-team to the league championship in his first year, albeit with no playoff promotion. On 9 January 2006, following a 0–0 La Liga home draw against Valencia CF, he was appointed the Colchoneros' first team's manager, replacing sacked Carlos Bianchi; the club ranked 12th at that time, going on to finish the campaign in tenth position.[2]

Murcia spent the following four years in the second level with as many teams, not managing to finish one single season but with none of the clubs eventually losing their league status. On 30 November 2009, following a 2–3 home loss against CD Numancia, he was fired at Albacete Balompié due to negative results, with the Castile-La Mancha side in 16th position at that time –[3]eventually ranking 15th.

On 9 August 2011 Murcia signed a two-year contract with Romanian club FC Braşov,[4] but resigned at the Liga I side after three matches, due to family reasons.[5] In June 2014, after nearly three years out of football, he was appointed at PFC Levski Sofia in Bulgaria.[6]

Murcia was fired on 4 August 2014, due to poor results.[7]



Atlético Madrid B


  1. "José Murcia, nuevo entrenador del Córdoba" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 19 November 2001. Retrieved 3 July 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Bajan el telón con muy escaso brillo" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 14 May 2006. Retrieved 3 July 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Pepe Murcia, destituido como entrenador del Albacete" (in Spanish). Marca. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2009. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "E oficial! Jose „Pepe" Murcia Gonzalez este noul antrenor al FC Braşov" (in Romanian). Adevărul. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "FC Brașov a rămas fără antrenor" (in Romanian). Evenimentul Zilei. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Гонзо: Мурсия е сериозен човек, знае всичко за играчите ни" (in Bulgarian). 5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Фаталното число 13 се стовари върху Мурсия" (in Bulgarian). Blitz. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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