Juan Carlos Carcedo

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Juan Carlos Carcedo
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Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Carcedo Mardones
Date of birth (1973-08-19) 19 August 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Logroño, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arsenal (assistant)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Hospitalet 32 (0)
1994–1995 Gramenet 36 (1)
1995–1996 Espanyol B 30 (1)
1996–1999 Atlético Madrid B 78 (4)
1999–2002 Nice 21 (0)
2000–2001Atlético Madrid (loan) 11 (0)
2002–2004 Leganés 45 (0)
2004–2006 Las Palmas 9 (0)
Total 241 (6)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Almería (assistant)
2008–2012 Valencia (assistant)
2012 Spartak Moscow (assistant)
2013–2016 Sevilla (assistant)
2015 Sevilla (interim)
2016–2018 Paris Saint-Germain (assistant)
2018– Arsenal (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Juan Carlos Carcedo Mardones (Spanish pronunciation: [xwaŋ ˈkaɾlos kaɾˈθeðo]; born 19 August 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and is the assistant manager of English club Arsenal.

He amassed Segunda División totals of 134 matches and four goals during seven seasons, mainly with Atlético Madrid B and Leganés. He subsequently worked as an assistant manager, always under Unai Emery.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Logroño, La Rioja, Carcedo began his career at CE L'Hospitalet in Segunda División B, making his debut in the competition on 5 September 1993 in a 3–3 draw at Gimnàstic de Tarragona and being sent off in the 85th minute.[1] He played a 31 further matches during that season, earning a second dismissal on 10 October in a 1–1 home draw against UE Rubí.[2]

In the summer of 1996, after one-year spells in the lower leagues with UDA Gramenet and RCD Espanyol B – scoring his first goal as a senior on 18 September 1994 to open a 3–1 win for the former over CD Alcoyano[3]– Carcedo signed for Atlético Madrid, being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División.[4][5][6] In the 2000–01 campaign he appeared in 16 competitive matches for the first team (on loan from French side OGC Nice) as they also competed in that level, the first one being a 0–1 league home loss to Recreativo de Huelva on 9 September 2000 in which he started.[7]

Carcedo then moved to another club in the capital, CD Leganés, where he played three years in the second tier. He retired after a couple of seasons in the third with UD Las Palmas, earning promotion in the latter but only contributing with four games to that feat.

Coaching career[edit]

On retiring, Carcedo became assistant manager to Unai Emery at UD Almería. Despite being offered the main position at the club,[8] he left and followed Emery to Valencia CF in 2008;[9] in 2012, they worked together at Russia's FC Spartak Moscow.[10]

The pair returned to Spain the following year, being appointed at Sevilla FC. On 10 May 2015, Carcedo was put in charge of the team for their match away to Celta de Vigo following the death of Emery's father Juan,[11] and he led the team to a 1–1 draw.[12]

In June 2016, Carcedo was one of several staff members who accompanied Emery to French title-holders Paris Saint-Germain FC.[13] Two years later later, after seven titles won,[14] both left for Arsenal in the English Premier League.[15]


  1. ^ "El Nástic merece algo más" [Nástic deserve something more]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 6 September 1993. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Rubí arranca un empate y Burrueco da la nota" [Rubí snatch a draw and Burrueco shows off]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 11 October 1993. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  3. ^ "La Gramanet supera con comodidad al Alcoyano" [Gramanet overcome Alcoyano easily]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 19 September 1994. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Juande Ramos se lleva ocho defensas a Madrid" [Juande Ramos takes eight defenders to Madrid]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 May 1997. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. ^ "El derbi, para el Rayo" [The derby, to Rayo]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 7 December 1997. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  6. ^ "'Willy' se estrena contra un Toledo muy ambicioso" [‘Willy’ has debut against highly ambitious Toledo]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 21 February 1999. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  7. ^ "El Recre echa más leña al 'infierno' del Atlético" [Recre keep piling wood in Atlético's 'hell']. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 September 2000. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Carcedo – Almeria Or Valencia". Goal. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Emery: "Cuento con todos"" [Emery: "I count on everybody"]. Levante-EMV (in Spanish). 2 June 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  10. ^ Rapado, Sergio (8 May 2012). "Emery ficha por el Spartak de Moscú" [Emery signs for Spartak Moscow]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Muere el padre de Unai Emery" [The father of Unai Emery dies]. Marca (in Spanish). 10 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  12. ^ McVitie, Peter (10 May 2015). "Celta 1–1 Sevilla: Santi Mina penalty rescues point for hosts". Goal. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  13. ^ Lemaître, Damien (24 June 2016). "Vía libre para Emery en el PSG" [Freeway to Emery in PSG]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  14. ^ Gabilondo, Aritz (9 May 2018). "El 'fracaso' de Unai Emery: siete títulos en dos años" [The 'failure' of Unai Emery: seven titles in two years]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Arsenal announce Unai Emery's staff: Steve Bould stays, Jens Lehmann goes". ESPN FC. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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