Monday, 23 March 2015

Chico Flores (Doha)

José Manuel Flores Moreno (Chico Flores) is a Spanish footballer (Cádiz, March 6, 1987) playing central defense in the Lekhwiya SC of Qatar Football League.

He began his career in Cádiz CF. He would later be transferred to a subsidiary of FC Barcelona, ​​being instrumental in the promotion to Segunda B with Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova as coaches.
Chico Flores scoring goal against Liverpool in Anfiel Road (2012)

In 2008 he arrives to UD Almería, performing at the Camp Nou a marking, memorable in La Liga, to Xavi Hernández.

In the summer of 2010 arrives at Genoa and the following season he played on loan at RCD Mallorca.

It is in 2012 when he travels to England to play for Swansea City for two seasons. Since 2014 he signed for Qatari club to date remains one of the favorite player for Michael Laudrup, current coach of the Arab group, with whom he has four years working with him.

We emphasize that currently Chico Flores and some years is one of fixed and featured centrals defender in leagues that he has played (Serie A, Primier League, La Liga…), never becoming called by the Spanish national team despite his professional success.

Famous marking of Chico to Xavi Hernández in 2009

Currently it is talking about his possible inclusion in the selection of Qatar for the World there played in 2022. We recall that this country is betting on football and wants to surprise in his World Cup, as It did in handball this year, becoming runners in the world.

Chico Flores tells us that "I’am Spanish and greatest for me is wearing the shirt of my country, but since I'm in Qatar things are going well and I have already asked me about that possibility. I have explained the situation and wanted to know if he would play with the World 2022. I've seen with good eyes and not rule.” 

He talks about staying in Qatar on enjoying with his family. “Football it's different. Low enough in talent, but it is also true that the player gains in quality of life and economy. And for his return to La Liga he tells us that if an offer comes from a team that you like and not have to forgive a lot, he probably will accept.

We leave an interesant video, one day of the life of Chico Flores when he played in Swansea.


  1. Muy interesante! Hacía tiempo que no oía nada de Chico, continuaré pasándome por aquí en busca de jugadores. Buen trabajo! Un saludo,

  2. لاعب كبير في فريقنا قادم.