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David Gallego
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Gallego coaching Espanyol in 2019
Personal information
Full name David Gallego Rodríguez
Date of birth 26 January 1972 (1972-01-26) (age 49)
Place of birth Súria, Spain
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sporting Gijón (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Súria
1990–1991 Manresa
1991–1993 Hospitalet 28 (3)
1993–1994 Manlleu 33 (5)
1994–1995 Levante 42 (7)
1995–1996 Sant Andreu 17 (5)
1996–1997 Córdoba 55 (9)
1997–1999 Terrassa 69 (26)
1999–2001 Hércules 55 (11)
2001–2002 Córdoba 42 (4)
2002–2003 Recreativo 10 (0)
2003–2005 Terrassa 55 (6)
2005–2006 Badalona 12 (1)
2006–2009 Manresa
Total 418 (77)
Teams managed
2010 Sant Feliu Sasserra
2010–2013 Súria
2013–2016 Espanyol (youth)
2016–2018 Espanyol B
2018 Espanyol
2018–2019 Espanyol B
2019 Espanyol
2020– Sporting Gijón
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Gallego Rodríguez (born 26 January 1972) is a Spanish football manager and former player who is the coach of Sporting de Gijón.

Playing career

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.

In 2002 summer Gallego joined La Liga club Recreativo de Huelva. He made his debut in the category on 1 September, coming on as a second half substitute in a 2–3 home loss against Málaga CF.

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.

Managerial career

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.

Managerial statistics

Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Sant Feliu Sasserra Spain 23 January 2010 1 July 2010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 &&&&&&&&&&&&&034.&&&&&034 −22 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.76000011.76
Súria Spain 1 July 2010 25 June 2013 &&&&&&&&&&&&0102.&&&&&0102 &&&&&&&&&&&&&067.&&&&&067 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 &&&&&&&&&&&&0255.&&&&&0255 &&&&&&&&&&&&0103.&&&&&0103 +152 &&&&&&&&&&&&&065.69000065.69
Espanyol B Spain 16 June 2016 20 April 2018 &&&&&&&&&&&&&072.&&&&&072 &&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 &&&&&&&&&&&&0105.&&&&&0105 &&&&&&&&&&&&&072.&&&&&072 +33 &&&&&&&&&&&&&044.44000044.44
Espanyol Spain 20 April 2018 30 May 2018 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 +8 &&&&&&&&&&&&&080.&&&&&080.00
Espanyol B Spain 30 May 2018 6 June 2019 &&&&&&&&&&&&&038.&&&&&038 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 &&&&&&&&&&&&&055.&&&&&055 &&&&&&&&&&&&&038.&&&&&038 +17 &&&&&&&&&&&&&042.11000042.11
Espanyol Spain 6 June 2019 7 October 2019 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 +6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.75000043.75
Sporting Gijón Spain 21 July 2020 Present &&&&&&&&&&&&&045.&&&&&045 &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040 &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.&&&&&031 +9 &&&&&&&&&&&&&042.22000042.22
Total &&&&&&&&&&&&0295.&&&&&0295 &&&&&&&&&&&&0147.&&&&&0147 &&&&&&&&&&&&&069.&&&&&069 &&&&&&&&&&&&&079.&&&&&079 &&&&&&&&&&&&0502.&&&&&0502 &&&&&&&&&&&&0299.&&&&&0299 +203 &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.83000049.83
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