Yannick Ferrera

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Yannick Ferrera
Personal information
Full name Yannick Ferrera y Caro
Date of birth (1980-09-24) 24 September 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Ukkel, Belgium
Club information
Current team
KV Mechelen (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 KSK Beveren
2001–2002 AFC Tubize
Teams managed
2004–2010 Anderlecht (youth)
2010–2011 Gent (assistant)
2011–2012 Al Shabab (assistant)
2012–2013 Charleroi
2013–2015 Sint-Truiden
2015–2016 Standard Liège
2016– KV Mechelen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Yannick Ferrera (born 24 September 1980) is a Belgian former professional footballer who was until 2016 the football manager at Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League.

Professional career[edit]

In his early twenties, Ferrera enjoyed a brief career as a professional footballer, playing for Belgian sides Beveren and Tubize.

Managerial career[edit]

In 2004, he was oppointed head coach of the Anderlecht youth team, which at that time included Romelu Lukaku and Adnan Januzaj.[1] In 2010 Yannick Ferrera joined the technical staff of AA Gent, serving under manager Michel Preud'homme, whom he later followed to Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab.[2]

In 2012, Ferrera became manager of first league team Charleroi.[3] One year later, he moved to STVV, which played in the Belgian Second Division.[4] Under his leadership STVV gained promotion to the highest level for the 2015-16 season.

In September 2015, Ferrera was appointed manager at Standard Liège. In spite of winning the domestic cup that season, he was sacked early into the 2016-17 season due to disputes with the board of directors. He was replaced by Aleksandar Jankovic. Jankovic' former club, KV Mechelen, immediately decided to hire Ferrera for two seasons as a replacement.

Personal life[edit]

Yannick Ferrera was born in Ukkel to Spanish parents and held Spanish citizenship until 1992, when he was naturalised as a Belgian.[5] His father (Francisco) and his uncles, Manu and Emilio Ferrera are all footballing coaches in Belgium.[6]


  1. ^ "The Belgofoot interview: Yannick Ferrera". Belgofoot.be. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yannick Ferrera volgt Preud'homme naar Al Shabab". Mediahuis. Het Nieuwsblad. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yannick Ferrera moet Charleroi in eerste houden". Mediahuis. De Standaard. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Yannick Ferrera coacht tweedeklasser Sint-Truiden". Roularta Media Group. Sportmagazine. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Charles, Dimitri (14 October 2013). "Aalsterse fans maken Ferrera uit voor makak". Voetbal België. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  6. ^ http://sportmagazine.levif.be/sport/foot-national/cisco-manu-emilio-yannick-la-belle-histoire-des-ferrera-en-d1/article-normal-250855.html