Spanish professional football manager and former player. He is the current head coach of the Spain national team.
As a player, Luis Enrique earned 62 caps for Spain and played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, and his coaching career has also seen more than a handful of notable achievements.
Luis Enrique started his senior career in midfield for his hometown club Sporting Gijon before catching the eye of Real Madrid.
At Real, he would rise to the international level, but in 1996 he left the club on a free, joining Barcelona and letting slip that he felt unappreciated in the Spanish capital.
That began an association with Barcelona that would dominate the rest of his playing time and the beginning of his managerial career.
After a brief spell as manager of Celta Vigo, he then replaced Gerardo Martino as the manager of Barcelona and would become the club’s most successful boss since Pep Guardiola, who departed in 2012.
All told, Enrique delivered two La Liga, three Copa del Rey, one Supercopa de Espana, a UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup, and a FIFA Club World Cup title in a glittering three-season stay at the Camp Nou.
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