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Unai Emery
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Emery with Spartak Moscow
Personal information
Full nameUnai Emery Etxegoien
Date of birth(1971-11-03) 3 November 1971 (age 42)
Place of birthHondarribia, Spain
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubSevilla (coach)
Senior career*
1990–1996Real Sociedad B39(2)
1995–1996Real Sociedad5(1)
2000–2002Racing Ferrol61(7)
2003–2004Lorca Deportiva30(1)
Teams managed
2004–2006Lorca Deportiva
2012Spartak Moscow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
Unai Emery Etxegoien (born 3 November 1971) is a Spanish football manager, currently in charge of Sevilla FC.

During his playing days, spent almost exclusively in Segunda División – 215 matches in seven years – he played as a left midfielder. He subsequently embarked on a managerial career, spending several seasons in La Liga with Valencia, where he led the team to several third-place finishes.


      Playing career

      Born in Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, Emery was a youth graduate of Real Sociedad, but never really broke into the first team (aged 24 he appeared in five La Liga games, scoring against Albacete Balompié in a 8–1 home win). After that, he resumed his career mostly in Segunda División.

      Emery retired with Lorca Deportiva CF at the age of 32, after one season in Segunda División B.

      Managerial career

      Lorca and Almería

      As he was seriously injured in the knee while at Lorca in the 2004–05 season, Emery was offered the vacant manager spot by the club president, and immediately helped the club achieve promotion to the second division for the first time in its history, while beating top level side Málaga CF in the Copa del Rey.

      In his second season, the Murcian club's first ever in the second level, the side finished fifth with 69 points, only five points off promotion to the top flight; it suffered relegation the following campaign, after the manager's departure.

      Emery then moved to UD Almería in division two, and again helped his side overachieve: after guiding Almeria to a first ever promotion in 2007, the Andalusians finished eighth in the following campaign. This prompted a move to Valencia CF, as he succeeded Ronald Koeman.



      In his first season with the Che side, Emery led it to a sixth place-finish, with the subsequent UEFA Europa League qualification, in spite of the club's serious financial problems. He led his team to the round-of-32 in the UEFA Cup, a 3–3 aggregate loss against FC Dynamo Kyiv, and the quarter-finals of the domestic cup, exiting against Sevilla FC.

      In 2009–10 Emery led Valencia to the third place, with the club returning to the UEFA Champions League after two years. In the season's Europa League the team lost in the quarter-finals to eventual winners Atlético Madrid, on the away goals rule, and exited in the round-of-16 in the season's domestic cup against Deportivo de La Coruña, losing 3–4 on aggregate.

      After Villa and Silva

      The 2010–11 season started without David Villa and David Silva, sold to FC Barcelona and Manchester City respectively. Still, Emery managed to win five out of the first six league games (one draw), starting the Champions League campaign with a 4–0 win in Turkey against Bursaspor, a competition in which Valencia was eliminated in the round-of-16 by FC Schalke 04, being ousted in the same stage in the Spanish Cup, by Villarreal CF.

      In the domestic league Valencia finished third, thus again qualifying to the Champions League. Emery left the team in June 2012, after repeating the league position.

      Spartak Moscow

      On 13 May 2012, Leonid Fedun, owner of Russian team FC Spartak Moscow, announced Emery as club coach for the following two seasons. On 25 November he was sacked after a run of poor results, the last a 1–5 derby home loss against FC Dynamo Moscow.


      Emery returned to his country on 14 January 2013, replacing sacked Míchel at the helm of Sevilla.

      Managerial statistics

      As of 21 December 2013.

      Lorca Deportiva1 November 200430 June 20067001800000000000000807001360000000000000367001220000000000000227001220000000000000227002117000000000000117700178000000000000078+39700145000000000000045.00
      Almería1 July 200622 May 20087001840000000000000847001390000000000000397001200000000000000207001250000000000000257002118000000000000118700197000000000000097+21700146430000000000046.43
      Valencia22 May 200813 May 20127002220000000000000220700210700000000000010770015800000000000005870015500000000000005570023850000000000003857002262000000000000262+123700148640000000000048.64
      Spartak Moscow13 May 201225 November 201270012600000000000002670011200000000000001270004000000000000004700110000000000000010700143000000000000043700141000000000000041+2700146150000000000046.15
      Sevilla14 January 2013Present7001520000000000000527001240000000000000247001140000000000000147001140000000000000147002102000000000000102700167000000000000067+35700146150000000000046.15



      • Miguel Muñoz Trophy (Segunda División): 2005–06, 2006–07
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