Álvaro Cervera

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Álvaro Cervera
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Cervera Díaz
Date of birth (1965-09-20) 20 September 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Santa Isabel, Guinea
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Cádiz (coach)
Youth career
Alegría
Tenerife
Perines
Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Racing Santander 33 (5)
1987–1992 Mallorca 139 (10)
1992–1995 Valencia 82 (5)
1995–1997 Racing Santander 42 (3)
1997–1998 Hércules 2 (0)
1998–1999 Águilas 11 (1)
1999 Almería 19 (5)
1999–2000 San Fernando 25 (3)
2000–2001 Ontinyent
Total 353 (32)
National team
1987 Spain U21 4 (1)
1991–1992 Spain 4 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Catarroja (assistant)
2002–2003 Catarroja
2003–2004 Villarreal (youth)
2004–2005 Catarroja
2005 Castellón
2006 Almansa
2006–2007 Alicante
2008–2009 Cultural Leonesa
2009–2010 Jaén
2010–2011 Real Unión
2011–2012 Recreativo
2012 Racing Santander
2012–2015 Tenerife
2016– Cádiz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Álvaro Cervera Díaz (born 20 September 1965) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a winger, and the current coach of Cádiz CF.

He amassed La Liga totals of 261 games and 17 goals over the course of 12 seasons, representing in the competition Racing de Santander (two spells), Mallorca and Valencia.

Cervera became a manager in 2002, going on to work with a host of clubs.

Club career[edit]

Born in Santa Isabel, Spanish Guinea when both his parents worked in that country, Cervera was raised in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and played youth football for four clubs, finishing his formation at Racing de Santander. He made his La Liga debut on 9 September 1984 by playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against Real Valladolid,[1] but only appeared in seven games in his first two senior seasons combined, featuring much more regularly in 1986–87 but suffering relegation.

In the 1987 summer, Álvaro – known by his first name during his playing days – signed for RCD Mallorca, remaining five years with the side and being relegated twice from the top flight. In the 1988–89 campaign he scored a career-best six goals in 35 matches, helping the Balearic Islands team promote from Segunda División.

Álvaro moved to Valencia CF in June 1992, following Mallorca's relegation. He appeared in 32 contests and netted three times in his first year (notably once in a 4–1 win at Athletic Bilbao[2]), but was more often than not a reserve from there onwards, for that and his following club Racing, which he left to play with Hércules CF in the second level; he retired in 2001 at the age of nearly 36, following a spell in the lower leagues.

Cervera took up coaching in 2001, working with amateurs Catarroja CF in several capacities. From 2004 to 2011 he managed almost exclusively in Segunda División B, and his first job at the professional level arrived in 2011–12 when he was appointed at Recreativo de Huelva in division two;[3] however, in March 2012, he arranged to have his contract rescinded when he received an offer from former side Racing Santander in the top division,[4] but he only collected three draws in his 13 games in charge to become the competition's worst ever debutant,[5] and was not renewed.

On 3 July 2012, Cervera signed with Tenerife where he had already played youth football more than 30 years ago.[6] Shortly before achieving promotion to the second tier in his debut season, he renewed his link until 2015,[7][8] being however relieved of his duties on 2 February 2015[9] even though he had a contract running until 2018.[10]

International career[edit]

Álvaro gained four caps for Spain, in slightly more than one year. He made his debut on 4 September 1991, coming on as a 76th-minute substitute for Andoni Goikoetxea in a 2–1 friendly win with Uruguay in Oviedo.[11]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 30 April 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Catarroja [12] Spain 30 June 2002 1 July 2003 34 20 9 5 58.82
Catarroja[13] Spain 30 June 2004 25 April 2005 33 12 12 9 36.36
Castellón[14] Spain 25 April 2005 30 June 2005 9 5 2 2 55.56
Almansa[15] Spain 9 January 2006 30 June 2006 20 5 8 7 25.00
Alicante[16] Spain 1 July 2006 16 April 2007 33 15 5 13 45.45
Cultural Leonesa[17] Spain 1 July 2008 30 June 2009 40 20 11 9 50.00
Jaén[18] Spain 31 August 2009 30 June 2010 41 21 11 9 51.22
Real Unión[19] Spain 13 July 2010 2 January 2011 24 12 4 8 50.00
Recreativo[20] Spain 28 June 2011 9 March 2012 28 10 6 12 35.71
Racing Santander[21] Spain 9 March 2012 12 May 2012 13 0 3 10 00.00
Tenerife[22] Spain 3 July 2012 2 February 2015 110 43 29 38 39.09
Cádiz[23] Spain 18 April 2016 Present 48 21 15 12 43.75
Total 433 184 115 134 42.49

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1–0: Valladolid y Racing, más voluntad que acierto" [1–0: Valladolid and Racing, more will than success]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 September 1984. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Varapalo del Valencia al Athletic en San Mamés" [Valencia thrashed Athletic in San Mamés]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 21 December 1992. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Álvaro Cervera será el entrenador del Recre" [Álvaro Cervera to be Recre manager]. Marca (in Spanish). 28 June 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Álvaro Cervera, nuevo entrenador del Racing" [Álvaro Cervera, new Racing manager] (in Spanish). Racing de Santander. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Un año para olvidar" [A year to forget]. El Diario Montañés (in Spanish). 30 December 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Álvaro Cervera nuevo entrenador del CD Tenerife" [Álvaro Cervera new CD Tenerife manager] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Álvaro Cervera renueva por dos años" [Álvaro Cervera renews for two years]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 5 March 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "El Tenerife vuelve a ser equipo de Segunda División A" [Tenerife is again a Segunda División A team]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 2 June 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Álvaro Cervera, destituido como técnico del Tenerife" [Álvaro Cervera, sacked as Tenerife manager]. Marca (in Spanish). 2 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Álvaro Cervera renueva hasta 2018 y asume más funciones" [Álvaro Cervera renews until 2018 with additional powers]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 June 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Tiempo de llorar, tiempo de soñar" [A time to cry, a time to dream]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 5 September 1991. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Regional Preferente Valenciana (Grupo 3) 2002–03" [Regional Preferente Valenciana (Group 3) 2002–03] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 6) 2004–05" [Tercera División (Group 6) 2004–05] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
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