Exclusive Interview with coach of Real Madrid Julen Lopetegui

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lopetegui and the second or maternal family name is Argote.

Julen Lopetegui

Lopetegui as manager of Spain in 2017

Personal informationFull nameJulen Lopetegui ArgoteDate of birth28 August 1966 (age 51)Place of birthAsteasu, SpainHeight1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)Playing positionGoalkeeperClub information

Current team

Real Madrid (manager)Youth careerReal Sociedad
Senior career*YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1988–1991Real Madrid1(0)
1988–1989→ Las Palmas (loan)31(0)
1997–2002Rayo Vallecano
National team1985Spain U211(0)
1993–2000Basque Country3(0)Teams managed
2003Spain U17 (assistant)
2003Rayo Vallecano
2008–2009Real Madrid B
2010–2013Spain U19
2010–2013Spain U20
2012–2014Spain U21
2018–Real Madrid
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Julen Lopetegui Argote (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝulen lopeˈteɣi aɾˈɣote]; born 28 August 1966) is a Spanish former footballerwho played as a goalkeeper, and is the manager of Real Madrid.

He played 149 games in La Liga over 11 seasons, appearing in the competition for Real Madrid, Logroñés, Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano. He added 168 matches in Segunda División with three clubs, and represented Spain at the 1994 World Cup.

Lopetegui started working as a manager in 2003, and spent several years in charge of Spain’s youth teams, leading the under-19 and under-21 sides to European titles. He was also head coach of the senior team for two years, being dismissed before the start of the 2018 World Cup.


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