José Luis Sierra

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sierra and the second or maternal family name is Pando.
José Luis Sierra
Personal information
Full name José Luis Sierra Pando
Date of birth (1968-12-05) 5 December 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Unión Española (manager)
Youth career
1985–1988 Unión Española
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1994 Unión Española 294 (60)
1989–1990 Real Valladolid (loan) 3 (0)
1995 São Paulo 8 (0)
1996–2001 Colo-Colo 144 (43)
1999 Tigres (loan) 13 (1)
2002–2009 Unión Española 206 (52)
National team
1991–2000 Chile 53 (8)
Teams managed
2009 Unión Española (caretaker)
2010– Unión Española
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 August 2007

José Luis "Coto" Sierra Pando (born December 5, 1968 in Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean football coach and former player. Playing in the midfield, he retired in 2009, and one year later he became the coach of his long-time team Unión Española. He studied in the Colegio Hispano Americano, which belongs to Spanish residents in Chile.

Club career[edit]

Unión Española[edit]

Sierra made his debut in professional soccer with Unión Española on November 1988 against the Universidad de Chile. After two solid campaigns with Unión Española, Sierra was transferred to Real Valladolid in Spain. However during Sierra's short time in Spain, the team had economic problems which caused Sierra to return Unión Española. After more success he made his debut with the Chilean national team. Sierra won the Copa Chile with Unión Española in 1992 and 1993.


He then spent three successful years with Colo-Colo, which saw his team capture the championship in all three seasons. Currently Sierra has found his way back to Unión Española making a stop in between to play with UANL Tigres in Mexico for one season. He captured the Golden Boot in Chile (awarded to the best professional football player in Chile) in 2004 and 2005.

In 1997, it was widely rumoured that then Premier League side Everton manager Howard Kendall had made an approach to bring Sierra to Goodison Park. However for unknown reasons, possibly relating to lack of sufficient capital, Kendall decided to pull the plug on the deal.

Return to Unión Española[edit]

Sierra announced his retirement in December 2008 and accepted the position of manager with his beloved Unión Española, he will continue on the position until the end of the Clausura 2009 tournament.

International career[edit]

Sierra was capped 53 times and scored 8 goals for the Chilean national team between 1991 and 2000. He played four games at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring a goal on a free-kick against Cameroon.



Unión Española


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