|Full name||David Gallego Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||26 January 1972|
|Place of birth||Súria, Spain|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|2010||Sant Feliu Sasserra|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
David Gallego Rodríguez (born 26 January 1972) is a Spanish football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He is the current manager of SD Ponferradina.
Born in Súria, Barcelona, Catalonia, Gallego made his senior debut for CE Manresa, 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.
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 CE 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. On 22 February 2022, after only achieving three wins in the last 17 matches, he was sacked.
On 20 November 2022, Gallego replaced José Gomes at the helm of SD Ponferradina also in the second level.
- As of 26 March 2023
|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||22 February 2022||77||31||23||23||76||66||+10||40.26|||
|Ponferradina||20 November 2022||Present||17||3||8||6||10||16||−6||17.65|||
- ^ "El surienc David Gallego, a la final de la Copa del Rei amb el Recreativo de Huelva" [David Gallego, to the final of the Copa del Rey with Recreativo de Huelva] (in Catalan). La Xarxa. 6 March 2003. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- ^ "David Gallego relleva David Molina a la banqueta del Sant Feliu Sasserra" [David Gallego relieves David Molina at Sant Feliu Sasserra's bench] (in Catalan). Regió 7. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- ^ "El tècnic va ser l'artífex de l'ascens del CE Súria a Segona Catalana" [The manager would be the architect of CE Súria to Segona Catalana] (in Catalan). El Setmanari de Súria. 22 March 2015. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- ^ "David Gallego: ´És un luxe poder entrenar l´Espanyol juvenil´" [David Gallego: 'It is a luxury to train Espanyol juvenil '] (in Catalan). Regió 7. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- ^ "David Gallego, presentado como nuevo entrenador del Espanyol B" [David Gallego, presented as new manager of Espanyol B] (in Spanish). Sport. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- ^ "David Gallego toma las riendas del primer equipo" [David Gallego takes the reins of the first team] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 20 April 2018.
- ^ "David Gallego se queda en el Espanyol" [David Gallego remains at Espanyol] (in Spanish). Sport. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
- ^ "Gallego, nou entrenador del RCD Espanyol de Barcelona" [Gallego, new manager of RCD Espanyol de Barcelona] (in Catalan). 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
- ^ "End of David Gallego's stage". RCD Espanyol. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- ^ "David Gallego, nuevo entrenador del Sporting" [David Gallego, new manager of Sporting] (in Spanish). Sporting de Gijón. 21 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
- ^ "David Gallego no continúa como entrenador del Sporting" [David Gallego will not continue as manager of Sporting] (in Spanish). Sporting Gijón. 22 February 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
- ^ "David Gallego, nuevo entrenador de la SD Ponferradina" [David Gallego, new manager of SD Ponferradina] (in Spanish). SD Ponferradina. 20 November 2022. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
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"Espanyol B" (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
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- ^ "Gallego: David Gallego Rodríguez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
- ^ "Gallego: David Gallego Rodríguez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
- ^ "Gallego: David Gallego Rodríguez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
"Gallego: David Gallego Rodríguez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
- ^ "Gallego: David Gallego Rodríguez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
- David Gallego at BDFutbol
- David Gallego manager profile at BDFutbol
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