Víctor Fernández

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Víctor Fernández
Victor Fernandez.jpg
Fernández in 2014
Personal information
Full name Víctor Fernández Braulio
Date of birth (1960-11-28) 28 November 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Zaragoza, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zaragoza (manager)
Youth career
Stadium Casablanca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sariñena
Teams managed
1982–1988 Stadium Casablanca (youth)
1988–1990 Zaragoza (assistant)
1990–1991 Zaragoza B
1991–1996 Zaragoza
1997 Tenerife
1998–2002 Celta
2002–2004 Betis
2004–2005 Porto
2006–2008 Zaragoza
2010 Betis
2013 Gent
2014–2015 Deportivo La Coruña
2018– Zaragoza
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Víctor Fernández Braulio (born 28 November 1960) is a Spanish football coach, currently in charge of Real Zaragoza.

Football career[edit]

Fernández was born in Zaragoza, Aragon. Late into the 1990–91 season, aged only 30, he was promoted to hometown Real Zaragoza's first team,[1] eventually leading it to the 17th league position and avoiding La Liga relegation in the playoffs against Real Murcia; at the time of his beginnings, he was the second youngest manager to ever coach in the category, after Xabier Azkargorta.

In the following years, Fernández helped Zaragoza consolidate in the top division, notably reconverting Gustavo Poyet from forward to attacking midfielder and winning the Copa del Rey in 1994 and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in the next season.[2] He was relieved of his duties on 8 November 1996,[3] meeting the same fate the following year with his next club, CD Tenerife.[4]

For four complete seasons in the late 90s/early 2000s, Fernández was in charge of RC Celta de Vigo,[5] helping the Galicians qualify three times for the UEFA Cup during his spell while playing highly attractive football.[6][7] From 2002 to 2004 he worked with fellow top flight team Real Betis,[8] respectively finishing eighth and ninth in his two years.

In August 2004, Fernández moved abroad and joined Portuguese club FC Porto.[9] He started his tenure with the conquest of the Intercontinental Cup,[10] but was abruptly fired in January of the following year following a 1–3 home loss against S.C. Braga.[11]

Fernández returned to his beloved Zaragoza for the 2006–07 campaign,[12] qualifying the side for the UEFA Cup in his first year but being sacked midway through his second,[13] as the season eventually ended in relegation. In another return he joined Betis in late January 2010, replacing fired Antonio Tapia;[14][15] during his spell the Verdiblancos were the team in the league with the most points, but they could not eventually promote from Segunda División, after finishing with the same points as the third-placed club.

On 9 January 2013, Fernández moved for his second experience abroad, signing a contract with Belgium's K.A.A. Gent.[16] He was sacked on 30 September 2013, due to poor results.[17]

Fernández was appointed as the new manager of Deportivo de La Coruña on 10 July 2014, succeeding Fernando Vázquez.[18] He was relieved of his duties on 9 April of the following year, with the team eventually narrowly escaping relegation.[19]

In the summer of 2015, Fernández signed for Real Madrid as youth system coordinator.[20] He left the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in 2017,[21] and on 17 December 2018 he returned to Zaragoza for a third stint as manager replacing the sacked Lucas Alcaraz.[22][23]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 September 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Zaragoza B Spain 1 July 1990 4 March 1991 26 12 5 9 41 28 +13 046.15 [24]
Zaragoza Spain 4 March 1991 8 November 1996 279 112 72 95 391 345 +46 040.14 [25]
Tenerife Spain 1 July 1997 10 November 1997 12 3 3 6 15 24 −9 025.00 [26]
Celta Vigo Spain 30 May 1998 18 May 2002 207 93 54 60 330 236 +94 044.93 [27]
Betis Spain 18 May 2002 30 June 2004 90 36 27 27 129 109 +20 040.00 [28]
Porto Portugal 11 August 2004 31 January 2005 29 12 10 7 31 23 +8 041.38
Zaragoza Spain 6 June 2006 14 January 2008 68 26 21 21 98 84 +14 038.24 [29]
Betis Spain 26 January 2010 12 July 2010 21 11 8 2 32 15 +17 052.38 [30]
Gent Belgium 9 January 2013 30 September 2013 29 14 9 6 41 32 +9 048.28
Deportivo La Coruña Spain 10 July 2014 9 April 2015 32 6 10 16 27 52 −25 018.75 [31]
Zaragoza Spain 17 December 2018 Present 29 14 6 9 41 29 +12 048.28 [32]
Total 822 339 225 258 1,176 977 +199 041.24

Honours[edit]

Zaragoza

Celta

Porto

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fernández empezó a trabajar" [Fernández started working] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 6 March 1991. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  2. ^ "1994/95: Nayim's bolt from the blue sinks Arsenal". UEFA. 1 June 1995. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Víctor y Brzic, cesados" [Víctor and Brzic, sacked] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 November 1996. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  4. ^ "El Celta acaba con Víctor" [Celta finish Víctor] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 November 1997. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Víctor: "El proyecto celeste es apasionante"" [Víctor: "The sky blue project is enticing"] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 30 May 1998. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  6. ^ Pablo Campos (10 March 2000). "El Celta destroza a 'la Juve'" [Celta destroy 'Juve']. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  7. ^ Juan L. Cudeiro (21 August 2014). ""Quiero un fútbol que me emocione"" [“I want a football that excites me”]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Lopera confirma a Víctor Fernández como nuevo técnico" [Lopera confirms Víctor Fernández as new coach] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 18 May 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  9. ^ "El mejor equipo de mi carrera" [Best team of my career]. El País (in Spanish). 12 August 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Toyota Cup 2004". FIFA. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Victor Fernandez vai sair do FC Porto" [Victor Fernandez will leave FC Porto]. Jornal de Negócios (in Portuguese). 31 January 2005. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Un emocionado Víctor Fernández regresa al equipo tras diez años" [Teary Víctor Fernández returns to team after ten years]. Diario de León (in Spanish). 30 May 1998. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Víctor, destituido" [Víctor, fired] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 14 January 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Víctor Fernández, nuevo entrenador del Betis" [Víctor Fernández, new Betis manager]. El País (in Spanish). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Official: Victor Fernandez appointed new Real Betis coach". Goal. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  16. ^ "Victor Fernandez is de nieuwe coach van Gent" [Víctor Fernández is the new Gent manager] (in Dutch). Sporza. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  17. ^ "AA Gent neemt afscheid van coach Fernandez" [AA Gent say goodbye to coach Fernandez] (in Dutch). Sporza. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  18. ^ "Deportivo name Fernandez as coach". ESPN FC. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Deportivo sack Victor Fernández". Marca. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Víctor Fernández recoge una cantera blanca fracasada" [Víctor Fernández takes the helm of washed out white youth system]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 4 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Official announcement". Real Madrid C.F. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  22. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz es destituido y Víctor Fernández llegará como 'salvador'" [Lucas Alcaraz is fired and Víctor Fernandez will arrive as 'saviour']. Marca (in Spanish). 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Principio de acuerdo para la incorporación de Víctor Fernández como nuevo entrenador" [Agreement in principle for the signing of Víctor Fernández as the new coach] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
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