Lluís Carreras

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Lluís Carreras
Personal information
Full name Lluís Carreras Ferrer
Date of birth (1972-09-24) 24 September 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Sant Pol de Mar, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Barcelona B 85 (22)
1993–1996 Barcelona 19 (0)
1993–1994 Oviedo (loan) 30 (1)
1994–1995 Racing Santander (loan) 26 (1)
1996–2001 Mallorca 94 (8)
2001–2003 Atlético Madrid 36 (2)
2003–2004 Murcia 15 (0)
2004–2007 Alavés 28 (0)
Total 333 (34)
National team
1988–1989 Spain U16 2 (1)
1990 Spain U18 3 (0)
1992–1994 Spain U21 7 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2009 Alavés B (assistant)
2009–2010 Alavés B
2010–2013 Sabadell
2014 Mallorca
2015–2016 Zaragoza
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Carreras and the second or maternal family name is Ferrer.

Lluís Carreras Ferrer (born 24 September 1972) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mostly as a left back but also as a defensive midfielder, and a current manager.

He started his professional career with Barcelona, without much success, and went on to amass La Liga totals of 169 games and eight goals in representation of six other clubs. He added 149/25 in Segunda División, over the course of six seasons.

After retiring, Carreras became a coach.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia, Carreras was a product of FC Barcelona's famed youth system, La Masia. He made his first-team debut on 4 April 1993 in a 3–0 home win against CD Logroñés,[1] in what would be his only La Liga match of the season.

After two loans with interesting playing time, at Real Oviedo[2] and Racing de Santander, Carreras returned to Barça. Although he appeared regularly in 1995–96's league, the club came out empty in silverware.

Carreras then lived his most steady period at RCD Mallorca,[3] although never an undisputed starter. He achieved top flight promotion in his first season, then proceeded to amass roughly over 100 overall appearances.

Subsequently, Carreras had similar experiences with both Atlético Madrid[4] and Deportivo Alavés:[5] after featuring regularly in the clubs' promotion from the second division, he saw very little time in the follow-up top flight campaigns. In between he played with Real Murcia in the main category, for one season.

Carreras' career would end on a sour note: when playing for the Basque side, he clashed with eccentric owner/chairman/manager Dmitry Piterman;[6] teammate Roberto Bonano, who stepped up in his defense, was also suspended;[7] both retired shortly afterwards.

Manager career[edit]

After retiring, Carreras returned to his last club to have his first head coaching experience in 2009, with the B-side in the fourth level.[8] In his debut campaign at the helm of CE Sabadell FC,[9] he led the team to promotion to division two.[10][11]

On 30 May 2013, after avoiding relegation, Carreras resigned.[12] On 26 February of the following year he was appointed at the helm of RCD Mallorca, replacing fired José Luis Oltra.[13]

Carreras was relieved from his duties on 20 May 2014, after winning only three points out of 24.[14] On 27 December 2015 he was named Real Zaragoza manager[15] but, after failing to reach the play-off positions with a 2–6 loss at already relegated UE Llagostera in the last matchday of the season, he resigned.





Spain U21

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 4 June 2016
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Alavés B[16] Spain 12 February 2009 29 June 2010 48 21 10 17 86 51 +35 43.75
Sabadell[17] Spain 29 June 2010 30 May 2013 129 46 37 46 146 162 −16 35.66
Mallorca[18] Spain 26 February 2014 20 May 2014 12 2 4 6 8 15 −7 16.67
Zaragoza[19] Spain 27 December 2015 6 June 2016 24 10 7 7 31 29 +2 41.67
Total 213 79 58 76 271 257 +14 37.09


  1. ^ El Barça golea sin acusar las ausencias (Barça routs regardless of absences); Mundo Deportivo, 5 April 1993 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Maqueda y Carreras, presentados en Oviedo (Maqueda and Carreras, presented in Oviedo); Mundo Deportivo, 23 July 1993 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Alud de presentaciones (Presentations galore); Mundo Deportivo, 20 July 1996 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Carreras, el quinto fichaje del Atlético (Carreras, Atlético's fifth signing); Mundo Deportivo, 28 June 2001 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Carreras aspira al ascenso (Carreras aims for promotion); Mundo Deportivo, 20 July 2004 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Carreras denuncia el "trato vejatorio" de Piterman (Carreras denounces "vexatious treatment" by Piterman); 20 Minutos, 16 February 2006 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Bonano se planta ante Piterman y le dejan solo (Bonano confronts Piterman and is left alone); Gara, 21 February 2007 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Zárate promociona a Pablo Gómez (Zárate promotes Pablo Gómez); El Correo, 12 February 2009 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Lluís Carreras, nuevo entrenador del Sabadell (Lluís Carreras, nuevo entrenador del Sabadell); Mundo Deportivo, 2 May 2010 (Spanish)
  10. ^ 1–0: Eneko marca y la fiesta es completa para el Sabadell (1–0: Eneko scores and celebration complete for Sabadell); Mundo Deportivo, 5 June 2011 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ La nueva vida del Sabadell (Sabadell's new life); El Periódico de Catalunya, 18 October 2011 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Lluis Carreras hace oficial que no sigue en el banquillo arlequinado (Lluis Carreras makes it official that he does not remain in the arquelinado bench); Marca, 30 May 2013 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Lluís Carreras sustituye a Oltra en el banquillo del Mallorca (Lluís Carreras replaces Oltra in Mallorca's bench); Diario AS, 26 February 2014 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Lluis Carreras deja de ser el entrenador del Real Mallorca (Lluis Carreras is no longer manager of Real Mallorca); Marca, 20 May 2014 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ Lluis Carreras, nuevo entrenador del Real Zaragoza (Lluis Carreras, new manager of Real Zaragoza); Real Zaragoza, 27 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  16. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 4) 2008–09" [Tercera División (Group 4) 2008–09] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
    "Regional Preferente Alavesa 2009–10" [Regional Preferente Alavesa 2009–10] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
    "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
    "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  18. ^ "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

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