José Luis Mendilibar

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José Luis Mendilibar
Mendilibar 1 (cropped).jpg
Mendilibar as Valladolid manager in 2010
Personal information
Full name José Luis Mendilibar Etxebarria
Date of birth (1961-03-14) 14 March 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Zaldibar, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eibar (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Bilbao Athletic 105 (14)
1982–1985 Logroñés
1985–1993 Sestao 275 (34)
1993–1994 Lemona 28 (4)
Teams managed
1994–1996 Arratia
1996–1997 Athletic Bilbao (youth)
1997–1999 Basconia
1999–2000 Bilbao Athletic
2000–2001 Basconia
2001–2002 Aurrerá
2002–2004 Lanzarote
2004–2005 Eibar
2005 Athletic Bilbao
2006–2010 Valladolid
2011–2013 Osasuna
2014 Levante
2015– Eibar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Luis Mendilibar Etxebarria (born 14 March 1961) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and is the current manager of SD Eibar.

Playing career[edit]

Mendilibar was born in Zaldibar, Basque Country. He enjoyed an average career as a player, never representing a club in La Liga and successively playing for Bilbao Athletic, CD Logroñés, Sestao Sport Club and SD Lemona.

Mendilibar was a key player in midfield for Sestao during the club's second division years – playing eight years with the club in that level and overall appearing in nearly 300 matches – narrowly missing out on promotion in 1987 under Javier Irureta.[1][2][3]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring in 1994, Mendilibar worked in the youth categories of Athletic Bilbao, before being appointed head coach of UD Lanzarote and then SD Eibar.[4] His success with the latter in the second division, on a very limited budget, translated into a narrow miss on promotion in 2005.

Mendilibar then returned to Athletic,[5] the club he supported as a child, but was sacked after just a few months as the Lions were eliminated from the Intertoto Cup in the opening round,[6][7] and were bottom of the league with just one win in nine matches.

For the 2006–07 season, Mendilibar moved to Real Valladolid, achieving top flight promotion in his debut campaign (with 88 points) and retaining division status from 2007 to 2009. On 1 February 2010, after a 1–1 home draw against UD Almería, he was sacked from his post.[8]

Slightly less than one year later, Mendilibar returned to active, replacing sacked José Antonio Camacho at CA Osasuna: his first game in charge was a 4–0 home win against RCD Espanyol.[9] On 3 September 2013, he was relieved of his duties after three losses in as many matches to kickstart the new season.[10]

On 29 May 2014, Mendilibar was appointed at Levante UD, signing a one-year contract with an option for a second season.[11] On 20 October, after only one win in eight games, and no goals scored and 14 conceded from four home outings, he was relieved of his duties.[12]

On 30 June 2015, Mendilibar returned to Eibar, replacing Gaizka Garitano.[13]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 10 November 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Arratia Spain 1 July 1994 30 June 1996 76 41 14 21 126 67 +59 053.95 [14]
Basconia Spain 30 June 1997 31 May 1999 82 39 27 16 123 79 +44 047.56 [15]
Bilbao Athletic Spain 31 May 1999 1 July 2000 38 15 10 13 45 35 +10 039.47 [16]
Basconia Spain 1 July 2000 30 June 2001 38 16 8 14 65 59 +6 042.11 [17]
Aurrerá Spain 30 June 2001 1 July 2002 38 12 18 8 38 33 +5 031.58 [18]
Lanzarote Spain 1 July 2002 1 July 2004 95 40 25 30 145 110 +35 042.11 [19]
Eibar Spain 1 July 2004 21 June 2005 43 20 14 9 53 39 +14 046.51 [20]
Athletic Bilbao Spain 21 June 2005 31 October 2005 13 3 3 7 12 16 −4 023.08 [21]
Valladolid Spain 20 June 2006 1 February 2010 156 62 43 51 210 206 +4 039.74 [22]
Osasuna Spain 14 February 2011 3 September 2013 102 33 26 43 110 147 −37 032.35 [23]
Levante Spain 29 May 2014 20 October 2014 8 1 2 5 4 20 −16 012.50 [24]
Eibar Spain 30 June 2015 Present 139 48 33 58 180 201 −21 034.53 [25]
Total 828 330 223 275 1,111 1,012 +99 039.86

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Palamós dió por bueno el punto" [Palamós happy with point]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 October 1990. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  3. ^ "El Mallorca sentencia al final" [Mallorca decider in the end]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 November 1992. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Me costó mucho llegar y no quiero defraudar" [It was very hard for me to get here, i don't want to disappoint] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 July 2004. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Mendilibar gets Athletic chance". UEFA. 21 June 2005. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Ecomax, el rival que acabó con el sueño del Athletic" [Ecomax, the opponent that ended Athletic’s dream] (in Spanish). Vavel. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  7. ^ "El Athletic se olvida de Europa por la vía rápida" [Athletic forget about Europe on the fast track]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 10 July 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Onesimo takes reins from Mandilibar [sic] at Valladolid". ESPN Soccernet. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Nekounam at the double". ESPN Soccernet. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  10. ^ "La Liga: Osasuna name former Almeria boss Javi Gracia as their new coach". Sky Sports. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Levante appoint Mendilibar as new coach". FIFA. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  12. ^ "El Levante rescinde el contrato a Mendilibar" [Levante terminate Mendilibar contract] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 20 October 2014. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  13. ^ "José Luis Mendilibar nuevo entrenador de SD Eibar" [José Luis Mendilibar new manager of SD Eibar] (in Spanish). SD Eibar. 30 June 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
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