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 58)
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
2018– Al Ahly SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Martín Bernardo Lasarte Arróspide (born 20 March 1961) is a Uruguayan football manager and former player. A defender, he spent most of his career in Uruguay, with his only spell outside of the country being four seasons at Spanish club Deportivo La Coruña. He started his managerial career in 1996 and currently manages Al Ahly SC in Egypt.

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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 seve 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, Lasarte was appointed at Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo), helping to promotion from the second level in his second season. He 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.[4] In his first season the team returned to the top flight after an absence of three years and, in late August 2010, he extended his contract until June 2012.[5]

In 2010–11, Real Sociedad was close to the qualifying positions to the UEFA Europa League late into the first half of the campaign, 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.[6][7]

On 15 May 2014, Lasarte was named manager of Club Universidad de Chile.[8] In June 2016, in the same capacity, he returned to Nacional.[9] He was appointed by Youssef Shebria, the head of the sports management sector of the club.

In December 2018, Lasarte was appointed manager of Egyptian Premier League club Al Ahly.[10]





  1. ^ "El 'Chori' Castro se pudo ir por 18.000 euros" ['Chori' Castro could have left for 18.000 euros] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Martín Lasarte: "Creo que con los años me he quedado sin mi sueño de volver al Deportivo"" [Martín Lasarte: «I think that my dream of returning to Deportivo died as the years went by»] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Futbolistas de mi adolescencia: Martín Lasarte" [Footballers of my teen years: Martín Lasarte] (in Spanish). Izquierda Casual. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Martín Lasarte, presentado como nuevo entrenador de la Real Sociedad" [Martín Lasarte, presented as new manager of Real Sociedad] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ Real Sociedad coach Martin Lasarte extends contract with club; People's Daily Online, 26 August 2010
  6. ^ "Sociedad sack Lasarte". ESPN Soccernet. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  7. ^ Prescinde de Lasarte y piensa en Bielsa (Releasing Lasarte and thinking of Bielsa); Marca, 24 May 2011 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "[Movidas] Martín Lasarte es el nuevo técnico de Universidad de Chile" [[Moves] Martín Lasarte is the new manager of Universidad de Chile] (in Spanish). Charla Técnica. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Nacional de Montevideo anunció a Martín Lasarte como nuevo entrenador" [Nacional de Montevideo announced Martín Lasarte as new manager] (in Spanish). Radio Cooperativa. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Al-Ahly appoint Uruguayan Martin Lasarte as new coach". AS. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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