Jose Moraton

Jose Moraton Taeno (born 14 July 1979) is a Spanish former footballer who played usually as a central defender, and the current manager of CD Bezana.

In a 13-year professional career he played mainly for Racing de Santander, appearing in 156 La Liga matches over nine seasons for the club (three goals).

CLUB Career

Racing

Moraton was born in Santander, Cantabria. Since first appearing as a professional for hometown's Racing de Santander on 13 December 1998, in a 0–0 La Liga home draw against CD Tenerife, he would play for the club the vast majority of his career. During 2001–02's second division, at Campos de Sport de El Sardinero, he scored a decisive goal against Atletico Madrid as Racing returned to the top flight after just one year out.

Already established as one of the team's captains, Moraton suffered a severe injury which made him miss most of 2006–07. He played 18 games the following season, as the side achieved a first-ever qualification to the UEFA Europa League.