Mariano García Remón

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Mariano García Remón
Ajax tegen Real Madrid 2-1, halve finale Europacup I , keeper Garcia Remon.jpg
García Remón playing with Real Madrid (1973)
Personal information
Full name Mariano García Remón
Date of birth (1950-09-30) 30 September 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1965–1966 Rayo Vallecano
1966–1970 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1986 Real Madrid 177 (0)
1970 Talavera (loan)
1970–1971 Oviedo (loan) 24 (0)
Total 201 (0)
National team
1971 Spain U23 1 (0)
1971 Spain amateur 1 (0)
1973 Spain 2 (0)
Teams managed
1991–1993 Real Madrid B
1993–1995 Sporting Gijón
1996–1997 Albacete
1997–1998 Las Palmas
1999–2000 Salamanca
2000–2001 Numancia
2002 Córdoba
2004 Real Madrid
2007 Cádiz

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

† Appearances (goals)

Mariano García Remón (born 30 September 1950) is a Spanish retired football goalkeeper and coach.

He is best known for his spell at Real Madrid, which he helped to six La Liga and three Copa del Rey trophies. He subsequently worked as a manager, having a brief stint with his main club.

Playing career

Born in Madrid, Remón finished his football formation with country giants Real Madrid, but served two loans in the third and second divisions before returning in 1971. He then began an interesting battle for first-choice status with Miguel Ángel González which would last for the vast majority of his stay: Remón would start from 1971–73 and 1979–81, and the pair split appearances in two other seasons.

In the 1972–73 European Cup quarterfinals against FC Dynamo Kyiv, in the 0–0 first leg draw in Odessa, Remón's heroic efforts earned him the nickname El gato de Odesa ("the cat of Odessa"). After only eight La Liga appearances in his final five seasons combined, being third-choice for the side that won back-to-back UEFA Cups, he retired at almost 36 with 231 overall appearances for the club to his credit.[1]

Remón gained two caps for Spain during five months in 1973, both in friendlies. His debut came on 2 May, playing the second half of a 2–3 loss in the Netherlands.

Coaching career

Remón's coaching career started with the youth sides of Real Madrid. From there he progressed to the B-team, preceding his assistant coach Rafael Benítez.

Subsequently Remón managed Sporting de Gijón (top division), Albacete Balompié, UD Las Palmas, UD Salamanca, CD Numancia (top flight) and Córdoba CF. Both of his appointments in the main division ended prematurely, when the teams were in a relegation position.

In the 2004–05 campaign Remón became assistant coach to newly appointed Real Madrid coach José Antonio Camacho, his teammate for 13 years. On 20 September 2004 he succeeded Camacho, who resigned his post just a few weeks into his appointment when the team was in eighth place: Remón himself was sacked due to perceived lack of success by Christmas, and replaced with former Brazilian national team boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo;[2] his Real record would consist of seven wins, two draws and four losses.

During 2006–07's second level, Remón succeeded former Real Oviedo and Real Betis player Oli at the helm of Cádiz CF, eventually failing to return to the first division.




  1. Real Madrid biography (Spanish)
  2. "Luxemburgo named Madrid coach". BBC Sport. 30 December 2004. Retrieved 20 August 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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