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Lluís Carreras

Lluís Carreras

Spanish football player/manager
Lluís Carreras
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Intro Spanish football player/manager
Is Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From Spain
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 September 1972, Sant Pol de Mar
Age 49 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Lluís Carreras Ferrer (born 24 September 1972) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mostly as a left back but also as a defensive midfielder, and a current manager.
He started his professional career with Barcelona, without much success, and went on to amass La Liga totals of 169 games and eight goals in representation of six other clubs. He added 149/25 in Segunda División, over the course of six seasons.
After retiring, Carreras became a coach.

Playing career

Born in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia, Carreras was a product of FC Barcelona's famed youth system, La Masia. He made his first-team debut on 4 April 1993 in a 3–0 home win against CD Logroñés, in what would be his only La Liga match of the season.

After two loans with interesting playing time, at Real Oviedo and Racing de Santander, Carreras returned to Barça. Although he appeared regularly in 1995–96's league, the club came out empty in silverware.

Carreras then lived his most steady period at RCD Mallorca, although never an undisputed starter. He achieved top flight promotion in his first season, then proceeded to amass roughly over 100 overall appearances.

Subsequently, Carreras had similar experiences with both Atlético Madrid and Deportivo Alavés: after featuring regularly in the clubs' promotion from the second division, he saw very little time in the follow-up top flight campaigns. In between he played with Real Murcia in the main category, for one season.

Carreras' career would end on a sour note: when playing for the Basque side, he clashed with eccentric owner/chairman/manager Dmitry Piterman; teammate Roberto Bonano, who stepped up in his defense, was also suspended. Both retired shortly afterwards.

Manager career

After retiring, Carreras returned to his last club to have his first head coaching experience in 2009, with the B-side in the fourth level. In his debut campaign at the helm of CE Sabadell FC, he led the team to promotion to division two.

On 30 May 2013, after avoiding relegation, Carreras resigned. On 26 February of the following year he was appointed at the helm of RCD Mallorca, replacing fired José Luis Oltra.

Carreras was relieved from his duties on 20 May 2014, after winning only three points out of 24. On 27 December 2015 he was named Real Zaragoza manager but, after failing to reach the play-off positions with a 2–6 loss at already relegated UE Llagostera in the last matchday of the season, he resigned.

Managerial statistics

As of 4 June 2016
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Alavés B Spain 12 February 2009 29 June 2010 48 21 10 17 86 51 +35 43.75
Sabadell Spain 29 June 2010 30 May 2013 129 46 37 46 146 162 −16 35.66
Mallorca Spain 26 February 2014 20 May 2014 12 2 4 6 8 15 −7 16.67
Zaragoza Spain 27 December 2015 6 June 2016 24 10 7 7 31 29 +2 41.67
Total 213 79 58 76 271 257 +14 37.09

Honours

Club

Barcelona
  • La Liga: 1992–93
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1992
  • Supercopa de España: 1992
Mallorca
  • Supercopa de España: 1998

Country

Spain U21
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship: Third-place 1994

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