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Leo López, ex-footballer and former coach of the Totana Olympiad dies


He was 48 years old

Leo Lopez, well-known former soccer player between other equipment of the Nastic and trainer tarraconense of several clubs like Ascó to which he directed this same season, has passed away to the 48 years of age.

He was found dead in his house in the district of the Counselor, in Lorca.

Formed in his neighborhood of La Granja, where he started as a player in their lower categories, he also played in the home football of FC Barcelona, ​​San Gabriel and CE Sabadell.

He developed his career as a right-back at the Torreforta (1989-90, Preferente);

Andorra (1990-1992 and 1993-94, in Second Division B), Manlleu (1992-93, 2nd B);

Espanyol B (1994-95, 3rd and promotion to 2nd B), Palamós (1995-19, 3rd), CE Sabadell (1997-98, 2nd B), Nàstic (1998-2001, in 2nd B, moving up to 2nd A 2000-01) and Lorca (2000-01 to 2003-04, the first two in 3rd and the last in 2nd B, ascending to 2nd A).

Precisely hung up the boots in Lorca, where he was forced to leave football because of an injury like Unai Emery.

With the now coach of Arsenal both took the reins of Murcia team and promoted him to Second Division.

He was also Emery's second in the best season of Lorca, which was about to promote to the First Division (2004-2005)

He was also a coach at La Hoya (promotion from 3rd to Second B);

Totana, Lorca juvenile, Peña Madrid Isla Ciudad del Sol (cadet) and At.


His last team had been to Ascó, where he arrived in June 2018 to replace Santi Castillejo.

He was in the Ribera d'Ebre club until October, when he was dismissed.

Before arriving at the Ascó he had directed the team alevín del Nàstic.

Leo López, ex-footballer and former coach of the Totana Olympiad dies, Foto 1

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