Ernesto Valverde

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Ernesto Valverde
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Ernesto Valverde (2014)
Surname Ernesto Valverde Tejedor
birthday February 9, 1964
place of birth Viandar de la VeraSpain
size 172 cm
position striker
Years station Games (goals) 1
1983-1985 Deportivo Alavés
1985-1986 Sestao SC 32 0(6)
1986-1988 Espanyol Barcelona 72 (16)
1988-1990 FC Barcelona 22 0(8)
1990-1996 Athletic Bilbao 170 (44)
1996-1997 RCD Mallorca 18 0(2)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
Spain U21 1 0(0)
1990 Spain 1 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1997-2003 Athletic Bilbao (youth teams)
2003-2005 Athletic Bilbao
2006-2008 Espanyol Barcelona
2008-2009 Olympiacos Piraeus
2009-2010 Villarreal CF
2010–2012 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-2013 Valencia CF
2013-2017 Athletic Bilbao
2017-2020 FC Barcelona
1 Only league games are given.

Ernesto Valverde Tejedor (born February 9, 1964 in Viandar de la Vera , province of Cáceres ) is a Spanish football coach and former football player . From 2017 to 2020 he was head coach of FC Barcelona .

Player career

He began his club career at Deportivo Alavés . Further stations were Sestao SC , Espanyol Barcelona , FC Barcelona , the return to the Basque Country for Athletic Bilbao and finally the retirement as an active player at RCD Mallorca in 1997.

His greatest success was winning the 1989 UEFA Cup and the 1990 Copa del Rey with FC Barcelona. As a player in city rivals Espanyol, he was never able to do this, with whom he failed in the 1988 UEFA Cup final at Bayer 04 Leverkusen .

Valverde has made an appearance for the Spanish national team during his time at FC Barcelona .

Coaching career

As a coach, he first coached some youth teams at his ex-club Athletic Bilbao before he took over the first division team in 2003. In the 2004/2005 season he achieved a sensational 5th place with the team traditionally only made up of Basques, which could not be repeated in the following period without the coach.

After a year break, the commitment to Espanyol Barcelona should follow in 2006 . There, too, he was immediately successful. He led his team to the UEFA Cup final, losing for the second time in his career with Espanyol.

From June 2008 to June 2009 he was the coach of the Greek record champions Olympiacos Piraeus . In the following season Valverde succeeded Manuel Pellegrini at the Spanish first division club Villarreal; Pellegrini, for his part, became the new coach at record champions Real Madrid. At Villarreal he was dismissed after the 20th match day of the 2009/10 season, when they lost 2-0 at home to CA Osasuna and slipped to tenth place in the table.

He replaced Ewald Lienen as coach at Olympiacos after his departure with the team in qualifying for the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League . With that he returned to Piraeus after only a year.

On April 20, 2012 it was announced that Valverde, who celebrated the third Greek championship and the second cup win with Olympiacos, would leave the club after the 2011/12 season for personal reasons.

On December 3, 2012 Valverde succeed the dismissed two days earlier Mauricio Pellegrino at Valencia on. At the end of the 2012/13 season , Valencia missed the Champions League qualification due to a defeat on the last day of the game, after which Valverde was sacked. For the 2013/14 season Valverde took over the coaching position at the Basque club Athletic Bilbao .

In the 2017/18 season he was coach of FC Barcelona . He celebrated two championship titles and a cup victory with the Catalans before he was dismissed in January 2020 - in first place in the table. Previously, the club was eliminated in the semifinals of the Spanish Supercup against Atletico Madrid .

Success as a player

FC Barcelona

Espanyol Barcelona

Success as a trainer

Espanyol Barcelona

Olympiacos Piraeus

Athletic Bilbao

FC Barcelona

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The Basque principle
  2. Ernesto Valverde será el nuevo entrenador del Espanyol
  3. UEFA Cup finals: After nineteen years, tears flowed again
  4. Ernesto Valverde se convierte en el nuevo entrenador del Olympiacos
  5. ^ ESPN: Villarreal sack coach Valverde after Osasuna defeat , January 31, 2010
  6. Valverde follows Lienen
  7. Valverde leaves Olympiacos
  8. Official communication ( Memento of March 2, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  9. Djukic replaces Valverde in Valencia
  10. Valverde, nuevo entrenador del Athletic , June 20, 2013 (Spanish)
  11. Message on the FC Barcelona website, accessed on May 29, 2017 (English)