Amor (far left) as a Barcelona player
|Full name||Guillermo Amor Martínez|
|Date of birth||4 December 1967|
|Place of birth||Benidorm, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Adelaide United (coach)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After playing most of his professional career with Barcelona, winning several accolades during his ten-year tenure, he ended it in Scotland, with Livingston. Over the course of 12 seasons, he amassed La Liga totals of 375 games and 48 goals.
Born in Benidorm, Alicante, Valencian Community, Amor was a product of FC Barcelona's youth ranks, and made his first-team debuts in the 1988–89 season under Johan Cruyff, going on to quickly become one of the Catalan team's most influential players as it achieved four consecutive La Liga titles and the 1991–92 European Cup (he did not play in the final against U.C. Sampdoria, however). In 1993–94, as the club conquered the last of a successive four leagues, he appeared in all games safe one, scoring a career-best eight goals.
Amor left Barça at the end of the 1997–98 campaign, with another national championship won, deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Louis van Gaal as longtime teammate Albert Ferrer, having played 421 matches overall for Barça only behind club greats Xavi, Migueli and Carles Rexach. He subsequently had his first abroad experience, appearing sparingly for Serie A side ACF Fiorentina for two years and then returning to Spain with Villarreal CF as it had just returned to the top level.
Amor retired from football after a short spell with Scotland's Livingston, for which he signed in January 2003, making his debut on the 28th in a 3–1 away win against Partick Thistle. The Livi Lions eventually narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League.
After retiring, Amor served a four-year spell at former club Barcelona, being responsible for the youth categories after Joan Laporta was named president in 2003. He left after the board of directors decided not to renew his contract, but returned in July 2010 as technical director of football training.
In late August 2014, Amor was invited to Australia by one of his former colleagues and friend, former Barcelona youth academy coach and manager of Adelaide United FC, Josep Gombau. He spent a month observing and consulting the latter with Adelaide's training, after which he signed a one-year contract with the club to become the technical director.
Amor represented Spain on 37 occasions, scoring four goals. His debut came in an UEFA Euro 1992 qualifier 2–3 loss in Czechoslovakia on 14 November 1990, and he went on to appear for the nation at both the Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup; in the former competition, on 18 June, he scored against Romania in a 2–1 win, netting in the 84th minute and helping the team to the quarterfinals in England.
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Total|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Total|
|2002–03||Livingston||Scottish Premier League||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|1.||19 December 1990||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Albania||1–0||9–0||Euro 1992 qualifying|
|2.||18 June 1996||Elland Road, Leeds, England||Romania||1–2||1–2||UEFA Euro 1996|
|3.||13 November 1996||Heliodoro Rodríguez, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain||Slovakia||2–1||4–1||1998 World Cup qualification|
|4.||24 September 1997||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Slovakia||1–2||1–2||1998 World Cup qualification|
- As of 27 August 2015
|Adelaide United||24 July 2015||present||2||2||0||0||100.00|
- European Cup: 1991–92
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1988–89, 1996–97
- UEFA Super Cup: 1992, 1997
- La Liga: 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98
- Copa del Rey: 1989–90, 1996–97, 1997–98
- Supercopa de España: 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996
- Livingston complete Amor coup; UEFA.com, 27 January 2003
- Scotland round-up: Glasgow rivals secure wins; UEFA.com, 29 January 2003
- El Barça paga el fracaso de la cantera con Amor (Amor pays Barça cantera failures); La Vanguardia, 29 June 2007 (Spanish)
- "Barcelona great Guillermo Amor joins Adelaide United as technical director". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- Amor to replace Gombau; Adelaide United, 24 July 2015
- Guillermo Amor Martínez – International Appearances; at RSSSF
- "España cae ante Chipre, un equipo repleto de aficionados" [Spain falls against Cyprus, team filled with amateurs] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 5 September 1998. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- L'exfutbolista Amor evoluciona satisfactòriament, tot i que continua a cures intensives (Former footballer Amor recovers well, but still in IC); El Periódico de Catalunya, 16 December 2007 (Catalan)
- Amor: "Jamás pensé que pudiera llegar a pasarme esto a mí" (Amor: "I never thought this could happen to me"); Marca, 10 January 2008 (Spanish)
- "Guillermo Amor". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- Guillermo Amor profile at BDFutbol
- National team data
- FC Barcelona profile
- Guillermo Amor at National-Football-Teams.com
- Guillermo Amor – FIFA competition record