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 47)
Place of birth Sant Pol de Mar, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1985–1989 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Barcelona C 1 (0)
1990–1993 Barcelona B 85 (22)
1993–1996 Barcelona 19 (0)
1993–1994Oviedo (loan) 30 (1)
1994–1995Racing 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 334 (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
2017 Gimnàstic
2019 Sagan Tosu
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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 is a manager.

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

After retiring, Carreras became a coach and guided Sabadell to promotion to Segunda División in his first full season. After three years there, he also managed Mallorca, Zaragoza and Gimnàstic de Tarragona, all of them in the Spanish second tier.

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, they 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 both 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 top division 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.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring, Carreras returned to his last club to have his first head coaching experience in 2009, with the reserves 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 after 18 years.[10][11]

On 30 May 2013, after avoiding relegation for the second time in a row, Carreras resigned amid rumors he could sign for a top team in that tier. [12] It finally happened on 26 February of the following year when he was appointed at the helm of RCD Mallorca, replacing the fired José Luis Oltra.[13]

Carreras was relieved from his duties on 20 May 2014, after winning only ten points out of 36.[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.[16]

On 21 June 2017, Carreras signed a two-year contract with another second division club, Gimnàstic de Tarragona.[17] After just four league games (one draw and three loses), he was sacked.[18]

Carreras was hired by a foreign club for the first time in December 2018, when Japan's Sagan Tosu named him as manager for the upcoming season; they had recently secured the high-profile transfer of his former Atlético teammate Fernando Torres.[19] He resigned the following 5 May, with the team last-placed having scored just once in their first ten J1 League matches.[20]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 24 April 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Alavés B[21] Spain 12 February 2009 29 June 2010 48 21 10 17 86 51 +35 043.75
Sabadell[22] Spain 29 June 2010 30 May 2013 129 46 37 46 146 162 −16 035.66
Mallorca[23] Spain 26 February 2014 20 May 2014 12 2 4 6 8 15 −7 016.67
Zaragoza[24] Spain 27 December 2015 6 June 2016 24 10 7 7 31 29 +2 041.67
Gimnàstic[25] Spain 22 June 2017 9 September 2017 5 0 2 3 2 9 −7 000.00
Sagan Tosu Japan 22 December 2018 Present 12 2 2 8 4 17 −13 016.67
Total 230 81 62 87 277 283 −6 035.22

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

Mallorca

International[edit]

Spain U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Barça golea sin acusar las ausencias (Barça rout 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, new manager of Sabadell); Mundo Deportivo, 2 May 2010 (in 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. ^ Lluís Carreras: "Deberán encontrar otro entrenador que sea capaz de conseguir el ascenso" (Lluís Carreras: "They must find another manager who is able to achieve a promotion"); Heraldo de Aragón, 4 June 2016 (in Spanish)
  17. ^ Lluís Carreras, nuevo entrenador del Gimnàstic de Tarragona (Lluís Carreras, new manager of Gimnàstic de Tarragona); La Vanguardia, 21 June 2017 (in Spanish)
  18. ^ Lluís Carreras, destituido como entrenador del Nàstic (Lluís Carreras, fired as Nàstic manager); Sport, 9 September 2017 (in Spanish)
  19. ^ "Sagan Tosu appoint new manager Lluis Carreras". The Japan Times. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Carreras resigns as coach of Japanese side Sagan Tosu". USA Today. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "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.
  23. ^ "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  24. ^ "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Carreras: Lluís Carreras Ferrer". BDFutbol. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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