Emery with Spartak Moscow
|Full name||Unai Emery Etxegoien|
|Date of birth||3 November 1971|
|Place of birth||Hondarribia, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1990–1996||Real Sociedad B||39||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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 an 8–1 home win). After that, he resumed his career mostly in Segunda División.
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.
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. He led the club to the fifth position in his first full season and, on 14 May 2014, also won the Europa League after defeating S.L. Benfica on penalties.
- As of 19 February 2015
|Lorca Deportiva||1 November 2004||30 June 2006||80||36||22||22||117||78||+39||45.00|
|Almería||1 July 2006||22 May 2008||84||39||20||25||118||97||+21||46.43|
|Valencia||22 May 2008||13 May 2012||220||107||58||55||385||262||+123||48.64|
|Spartak Moscow||13 May 2012||25 November 2012||26||12||4||10||43||41||+2||46.15|
|Sevilla||14 January 2013||Present||98||49||23||26||184||121||+63||50.00|
- Miguel Muñoz Trophy (Segunda División): 2005–06, 2006–07
- La Liga Manager of the Month: March 2014, January 2015
- "La Real se desmelena" [Real goes crazy] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 13 May 1996. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
- Emery to take on Valencia challenge; UEFA.com, 22 May 2008
- "Spartak name Emery new coach". FIFA.com. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- "Spartak dismiss Emery after derby defeat". Soccerway. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
- Míchel es destituido y deja paso a Emery, que firma hasta Junio de 2014 (Míchel is sacked and makes way for Emery, who signs until June 2014); Sevilla's official website, 14 January 2013 (Spanish)
- "Sevilla 0–0 Benfica". BBC Sport. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- Emery, protagonista a nivel nacional (Emery, a national protagonist) (Spanish)
- Premios BBVA a los mejores de marzo; LFP.es 7 April 2014 (Spanish)
- Unai Emery, Liga BBVA manager of the month for January; LFP.es, 5 February 2015
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