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|Full name||José Ignacio López Sanjuán|
|Date of birth||1 April 1940|
|Place of birth||Villaobispo de Otero, Spain|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Villaobispo de Otero, León, Castile and León, Sanjuán made his senior debut with CD Basconia on 6 November 1960, starting in a 1–0 away win against Terrassa FC for the Segunda División championship.
After appearing rarely Sanjuán returned to the second level, joining UP Langreo. In 1966 he left the club and subsequently resumed his career in Tercera División, representing Gimnàstic de Tarragona (two stints) and Terrassa FC.
In July 1977 Sanjuán was named manager of Catalonia neighbours UE Lleida. He subsequently returned to Vinaròs in 1981, and remained in the fourth and third levels for the following seasons, coaching CD Tortosa, Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, CD Eldense, Polideportivo Almería and CD Burriana.
In May 1990 Sanjuán was appointed at the helm of Villarreal CF, with the side in the fourth level. With the Yellow Submarine he achieved two consecutive promotions, taking the club back to the second division after a 20-year absence.
- Tarrassa, 0 – Basconia, 1; El Mundo Deportivo, 7 November 1960 (in Spanish)
- Valladolid, 2 – At. Madrid, 1; El Mundo Deportivo, 15 April 1963 (in Spanish)
- El segundo entrenador del Gimnástico, Sanjuán, ficha por el Vinaroz Tarragona (The assistant of Gimnástico, Sanjuán, signs for Vinaroz Tarragona); La Vanguardia, 5 July 1973 (in Spanish)
- Sanjuán, entrenará al Lérida (Sanjuán, will manage Lleida); El Mundo Deportivo, 21 July 1977 (in Spanish)
- Sanjuán: "El año próximo entrenaré en Cataluña" (Sanjuán: "In the following year I will manage in Catalonia"); El Mundo Deportivo, 28 March 1983 (in Spanish)
- La segunda derrota más dura de la historia culturalista en Tercera (The second hardest defeat of the culturalista history in Tercera); Sport León, 22 October 2014 (in Spanish)
- En Segunda División -B- el Eldense ha participado "ocho temporadas" (In Segunda División -B- Eldense appeared in "eight seasons") Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine; Elda Deportiva, 28 June 2009 (in Spanish)
- José Ignacio López Sanjuán; ABC, 31 March 1989 (in Spanish)
- 1–0: Vistoso Villarreal–Torrevieja (1–0: Colourful Villarreal–Torrevieja); El Mundo Deportivo, 28 May 1990 (in Spanish)
- Retorno a Segunda A (Return to Segunda A); Submarino Amarillo, 17 November 2007 (in Spanish)
- Un soborno de manual (A bribe manual); Cuadernos de Fútbol, 1 December 2014 (in Spanish)
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