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Who is Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui?
Julen Lopetegui Argote was born on 28 August 1966 in Asteasu, Spain and is 52 years of age. Lopetegui was appointed by Sevilla in June 2019 after taking over from previous caretaker manager Joaquín Caparrós. Julen Lopetegui previously played football as a goalkeeper for Spanish clubs such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Rayo Vallecano and Las Palmas.
Julen Lopetegui came through the youth academy at Real Sociedad before joining Real Madrid’s reserve team in 1958. Lopetegui made 61 appearances over 3 years before going out on loan to Las Palmas in 1988. Lopetegui made 31 competitive appearances for Las Palmas before coming back to Real Madrid to make a single appearance over the next 2 seasons. Logroñés signed Lopetegui in 1991 where he made 107 competitive appearances for the club over the course of 3 seasons.
FC Barcelona then acquired the services of Lopetegui in 1994, however, Lopetegui only made 5 appearances for the club before leaving to join Rayo Vallecano in 1997. Lopetegui made 112 appearances for the club over the course of 5 seasons as he retired in 2002. In 1985, Lopetegui made a single appearance for the Spanish under 21 National team, Lopetegui also made a single appearance for the Spanish National team in 1994 and then made 3 appearances for Basque Country between the years of 1993 and 2000.
After Lopetegui retired in 2003, he went straight into management as he was appointed as assistant manager of the Spanish under 17’s side. He didn’t last a season with Spain before joining Rayo Vallecano in the same year. Lopetegui took some time out of football before coming back in 2008 where he was appointed as permanent manager of Real Madrid’s reserve team. Between the years of 2010 and 2014, Lopetegui made his way from the Spanish under 19’s side to the Spanish under 21’s side managing each age grade. Lopetegui won the UEFA European Under 19’s Championship in 2012 along with the UEFA European Under 21’s Championship in 2013.
In 2014, Lopetegui signed for FC Porto where he worked for 2 seasons before being the permanent manager of the Spanish National team in 2016. After Lopetegui controversially joined Real Madrid in the Summer of 2018, he had a poor run of results before joining Sevilla as their new manager in June 2019. Sevilla fans will be hoping Julen Lopetegui and captain Sergio Escudero will be able to guide the club to Champions League football next season.