Martín Lasarte

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Martín Lasarte
Lasarte in training with Real Sociedad
Personal information
Full name Martín Bernardo Lasarte Arróspide
Date of birth (1961-03-20) 20 March 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Rentistas
1986 Central Español
1987 Rampla Juniors
1988 Nacional
1989–1992 Deportivo La Coruña 122 (1)
1993–1994 Defensor
1995 Rentistas
1996 Rampla Juniors
Teams managed
1996–1997 Rampla Juniors
1998–1999 Rentistas
2000–2001 Bella Vista
2002 Al Wasl
2003–2004 River Plate (URU)
2005–2006 Nacional
2007 Millonarios
2008–2009 Danubio
2009–2011 Real Sociedad
2012–2013 Universidad Católica
2014–2015 Universidad Chile
2016– Nacional
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lasarte and the second or maternal family name is Arróspide.

Martín Bernardo Lasarte Arróspide (born 20 March 1961) is a Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a defender, and a current manager.

Playing career[edit]

Lasarte was born in Montevideo to a Spanish father and an Uruguayan mother, with the former having immigrated from the Basque Country and the latter also having Basque descent.

In his country, he represented Rentistas (two spells), Central Español, Rampla Juniors (two), Club Nacional de Football and Defensor Sporting, winning four major titles with the fourth club including the 1988 Libertadores Cup followed by the Intercontinental Cup.

Abroad, Lasarte played four seasons for Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain. In his third year, he helped the Galicians return to La Liga, appearing in 35 complete matches in the following season as the side finally avoided relegation; he also acted as team captain in several games.

Manager career[edit]

Lasarte's career as coach began at the age of 35 with Rampla Juniors, which he led to the second position in the Primera División in the 1996 Clausura.

In the following years he managed several clubs, including Al Wasl FC from the United Arab Emirates in 2002, which he joined with the team in the last position, eventually leading them to fifth. In 2003, he was appointed at Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo), helping to promotion from the second level in his second season.

Lasarte led his following team, Nacional de Montevideo, to two consecutive national championships. After finishing fifth in the 2006–07 Apertura he did not have his contract renewed, going on to have a very brief spell in Colombia.

After one season with Danubio F.C. in his country, Lasarte returned to the land of his father and signed for Real Sociedad in the second division. In his first season, the team returned to the top flight after an absence of three years. In late August 2010, the manager extended his contract until June 2012.[1]

In 2010–11, Real Sociedad was close to the qualifying positions to the UEFA Europa League late into the first half of the season, but eventually had to wait until the last matchday to be safe from relegation, which eventually happened. On 24 May 2011, however, he was relieved of his duties.[2][3]

On 15 May 2014, Lasarte was named manager of Club Universidad de Chile.[4]





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