José Manuel Jurado | Biography
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José Manuel Jurado has always stood out because of his humility, proximity to people and discipline in and out of the field. Effort and self- demanding, values he learnt from his parents, are very present in the way he understands life.

He was born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz) in June 29th of 1986. He fulfilled his dream when he signed with Real Madrid when he was 14 years old, due to his work ethics, effort and skills.

He belongs to a very humble and hard-working family, which has given him strong values that have helped him to stay real and enjoy the very important things in life. That’s the reason why he gets involved in every solidarity campaign he believes in, in order to help the less fortunate people.


“I’ve always wanted to be a football player. It’s been my dream since I was a little boy”.

“My family is very important to me. I’m who I’m thanks to them. They have always supported me and everything I’ve achieved is also thanks to them and their help and effort”.

Due to his constant hard work, Jurado has come a long way as a footballer and keeps pushing himself daily to keep growing as both an athlete and a person. “I realise I´m lucky to be able to work in what I love doing, so the key is to keep working every day to keep growing in all aspects of my life.”

Thanks to his qualities as a footballer and his consistency on the pitch, Jurado is enjoying some of the best moments of his career. He´s playing some of his most brilliant football, with the experience that a player of his standing has accrued shining through.

He currently plays in the Premier League with Watford FC, and thanks to his ability on the pitch has become one of the pivotal pieces in the Quique Sanchez Flores project. His quality and natural technical ability have captivated the his team´s fans, and have earned him widespread plaudits in one of the best leagues in the world.

Professional Career






    2006 - 2008 / 2009 - 2010



    2008 - 2009

  • SCHALKE 04

    SCHALKE 04

    2010 - 2012



    2012 - 2015



    2015 - Today

José Manuel has developed almost all his career in Real Madrid C.F. junior teams. During his six years there, he made his first team debut in La Liga championship, and played matches at Spanish Cup and Champions League.

Then he moved to Atlético de Madrid, where he played for 3 years, and another one in R.C.D. Mallorca. In 2010, he signed with german Schalke 04, in 2012 to F.C. Spartak Moscow where he played 3 years before signing with Watford F.C. of Premier League, where he´s currently playing.

Among his honours list, he has won a European League title, a European Super Cup, and a German Cup and Super Cup.