David Gallego facts for kids
Gallego coaching Espanyol in 2019
|Full name||David Gallego Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||26 January 1972|
|Place of birth||Súria, Spain|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Current club||Sporting Gijón (coach)|
|2010||Sant Feliu Sasserra|
Born in Súria, Barcelona, Catalonia, Gallego made his senior debut for hometown club CE Súria, before joining Segunda División B side CE L'Hospitalet in 1991. He continued to appear in the category in the following years, representing AEC Manlleu, Levante UD, UE Sant Andreu, Córdoba CF, Terrassa FC and Hércules CF; with the Egarenses he scored a career-best 19 goals in the 1997–98 campaign.
Gallego returned to Córdoba in January 2001, with the club now in Segunda División. He made his professional debut on 14 January by starting in a 0–0 away draw against Albacete Balompié, and scored his first professional goal seven days later in a 2–0 home win against Sporting de Gijón.
After Recre's relegation, Gallego returned to Terrassa. After suffering another drop, he moved down to the lower leagues, representing CF Badalona and Manresa before retiring in 2009, aged 37.
Immediately after retiring Gallego worked as a manager, being appointed at the helm of CE Sant Feliu Sasserra on 23 January 2010. In July, he returned to former club Súria, and achieved promotion to Segona Catalana with the latter in 2013.
On 25 June 2013, Gallego was appointed manager of RCD Espanyol's youth setup, being in charge of the Juvenil squad. On 16 June 2016 he was named at the helm of the reserve team in the third division.
On 20 April 2018, Gallego was named as the manager of the first team after the sacking of Quique Sánchez Flores. On 30 May, he returned to his previous role.
On 6 June 2019, Gallego replaced Rubi at the helm of the main squad, after agreeing to a two-year contract. On 7 October, however, he was sacked after a poor run of results.
On 21 July 2020, Gallego was named in charge of Sporting de Gijón in the second division.
|Sant Feliu Sasserra||23 January 2010||1 July 2010||17||2||4||11||12||34||−22||11.76|
|Súria||1 July 2010||25 June 2013||102||67||14||21||255||103||+152||65.69|
|Espanyol B||16 June 2016||20 April 2018||72||32||20||20||105||72||+33||44.44|
|Espanyol||20 April 2018||30 May 2018||5||4||1||0||10||2||+8||80.00|
|Espanyol B||30 May 2018||6 June 2019||38||16||12||10||55||38||+17||42.11|
|Espanyol||6 June 2019||7 October 2019||16||7||4||5||25||19||+6||43.75|
|Sporting Gijón||21 July 2020||Present||45||19||14||12||40||31||+9||42.22|
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