Lucas Alcaraz

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Lucas Alcaraz
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Alcaraz as a Recreativo manager
Personal information
Full name Luis Lucas Alcaraz González
Date of birth (1966-06-21) 21 June 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Granada, Spain
Club information
Current team
Algeria (coach)
Youth career
Jaén
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1994 Granada
Teams managed
1995–1998 Granada
1998 Almería
1999–2000 Dos Hermanas
2000–2003 Recreativo
2003–2005 Racing Santander
2005–2006 Xerez
2006–2008 Murcia
2008–2009 Recreativo
2009–2011 Córdoba
2011–2012 Almería
2012–2013 Aris
2013–2014 Granada
2014–2015 Levante
2016 Elche
2016–2017 Granada
2017– Algeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alcaraz and the second or maternal family name is González.

Luis Lucas Alcaraz González (born 21 June 1966) is a Spanish retired footballer, and the current manager of Algeria.

Football career[edit]

Born in Granada, Andalusia, Alcaraz started coaching with Granada CF in 1995 at the age of 29, achieving two top-four finishes in the third division in his three-year spell but failing to promote in the playoffs. In the following two seasons he managed in the same category and region, with Almería CF and Dos Hermanas CF, suffering relegation with the former.

In June 2000, 34-year-old Alcaraz signed for Recreativo de Huelva,[1] helping the oldest club in Spain return to La Liga after an absence of 23 years in 2002,[2] behind champions Atlético Madrid and Racing de Santander. Even though Recre returned to the second level immediately, they also managed to reach the final of the Copa del Rey, losing 0–3 to RCD Mallorca.[3]

Alcaraz then moved to Racing Santander, being sacked midway through the 2004–05 campaign due to bad results.[4] He spent the following two seasons in the second division, helping Real Murcia promote in 2007[5] but being immediately relegated afterwards – he was fired on 6 March 2008 –[6]and meeting the same fate with his following club, Recreativo.[7]

In the 2009 summer, Alcaraz signed with another team in his native Andalusia, Córdoba CF (second level),[8] helping the side finish tenth in his first season. In late June 2011, he re-joined Almería – now called Unión Deportivafreshly relegated from the top division.[9]

On 3 April 2012, after only four points in six games and no wins, Alcaraz was relieved of his duties.[10] On 30 January of the following year, after a very short spell in Greece with Aris Thessaloniki FC,[11] he returned to his country and Granada, with the club now in the top tier.[12]

Alcaraz was appointed at Levante UD on 21 October 2014, replacing fired José Luis Mendilibar after just eight rounds.[13] On 25 October of the following year, following a 0–4 home defeat to Real Sociedad, he was sacked.[14]

On 11 June 2016, Alcaraz was announced as the new Elche CF manager,[15] only to refuse the job six days later.[16] On 3 October, he began his third spell at Granada.[17]

As the team stood second from the bottom in the table, Alcaraz was relieved of his duties on 10 April 2017.[18] Three days later, he was appointed at the helm of the Algeria national side.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Alcaraz's father, Felipe, was a politician and a writer, being a longtime secretary-general of the Communist Party of Andalusia.[20][21][22]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 9 April 2017
Team Nat From To Record
P W D L Win %
Granada[23][24][25] Spain October 1995 February 1998 106 44 35 27 41.51
Almería[26] Spain July 1998 November 1998 11 2 5 4 18.18
Dos Hermanas[27] Spain July 1999 June 2000 39 14 17 8 35.90
Recreativo[28][29][30] Spain July 2000 June 2003 134 47 51 36 35.07
Racing Santander[31][32] Spain July 2003 February 2005 68 20 16 32 29.41
Xerez[33] Spain July 2005 June 2006 46 20 15 11 43.48
Murcia[34][35] Spain July 2006 March 2008 71 25 22 24 35.21
Recreativo[36] Spain November 2008 June 2009 34 8 8 18 23.53
Córdoba[37][38] Spain July 2009 June 2011 92 31 27 34 33.70
Almería[39] Spain July 2011 April 2012 35 15 14 6 42.86
Aris[40] Greece December 2012 January 2013 8 2 4 2 25.00
Granada[41][42] Spain January 2013 June 2014 57 19 9 29 33.33
Levante[43][44] Spain 21 October 2014 25 October 2015 43 10 13 20 23.26
Elche Spain 11 June 2016 17 June 2016 0 0 0 0 !
Granada Spain 3 October 2016 10 April 2017 26 5 6 15 19.23
Algeria Algeria 13 April 2017 Present 0 0 0 0 !
Career Total 770 262 242 266 34.03

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Recre presenta a L. Alcaraz" [Recre presents L. Alcaraz] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 June 2000. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "La euforia se desata en Huelva con el anhelado ascenso recreativista" [Euphoria rampant in Huelva with long-waited recreativista promotion] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 20 May 2002. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eto'o pone Mallorca a brindar" [Eto'o has Mallorca toasting]. El País (in Spanish). 29 June 2003. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "El Racing destituye a Alcaraz y Nando Yosu se hace cargo de equipo" [Racing fires Alcaraz and Nando Yosu takes charge of team]. El País (in Spanish). 9 February 2005. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "El Murcia ya está en Primera" [Murcia already in Primera]. El País (in Spanish). 13 May 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "El Real Murcia destituye a Lucas Alcaraz y ficha a Javier Clemente" [Real Murcia fires Lucas Alcaraz and signs Javier Clemente]. ABC (in Spanish). 6 March 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "El Recre destituye a Zambrano y le sustituye por Lucas Alcaraz" [Recre sacks Zambrano and replaces him with Lucas Alcaraz]. Marca (in Spanish). 7 October 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "El Córdoba llega a un acuerdo con Lucas Alcaraz" [Córdoba reaches agreement with Lucas Alcaraz]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "El Almería firma por una temporada a Lucas Alcaraz" [Almería signs Lucas Alcaraz for one season]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 26 June 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz deja de ser entrenador del Almería" [Lucas Alcaraz no longer manager of Almería]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 4 April 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz dimite en el Aris" [Lucas Alcaraz resigns at Aris]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 29 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "El Granada destituye a Anquela y ficha a Lucas Alcaraz" [Granada fires Anquela and signs Lucas Alcaraz]. Marca (in Spanish). 30 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, nuevo entrenador del Levante UD" [Lucas Alcaraz, new Levante UD manager] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "El Levante prescinde de los servicios de Lucas Alcaraz" [Levante releases Lucas Alcaraz] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, nuevo entrenador del Elche C.F." [Lucas Alcaraz, new manager of Elche C.F.] (in Spanish). Elche CF. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz renuncia a entrenar al Elche" [Lucas Alcaraz renounces to manage Elche]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  17. ^ New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz plans escape from relegation trouble; ESPN FC, 3 October 2016
  18. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, destituido como entrenador del Granada" [Lucas Alcaraz, fired as manager of Granada]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 10 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  19. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach". BBC Sport. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "El hijo del comunista" [The son of the communist]. Diario Córdoba (in Spanish). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, ADN rojiblanco" [Lucas Alcaraz, white-and-black DNA]. Marca (in Spanish). 6 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, el andaluz que vino del este" [Lucas Alcaraz, the Andalusian who came from the East] (in Spanish). Il Catenaccio. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
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