Luis Fernandez

  • Date of birth : 02/10/1959
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : France France
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Luis Fernández

Israel
Luis Fernández
Israel coach Luis Fernández ©Getty Images

Luis Fernández

Israel

Date of birth: 2 October 1959
Nationality: French
Playing career: AS Minguettes, AS Saint-Priest, Paris Saint-Germain FC, Racing Club de France, AS Cannes
Coaching career: AS Cannes, Paris Saint-Germain FC (twice), Athletic Club, RCD Espanyol, Al-Rayyan SC, Beitar Jerusalem FC, Real Betis Balompié, Stade de Reims, Israel

• Along with Jean Tigana, Michel Platini and Alain Giresse, the Spanish-born Fernández formed the Carré Magique (Magic Square), that inspired France to glory at the 1984 UEFA European Championship. A committed defensive midfielder, he scored six goals in 60 international appearances between 1982 and 1992.

• Began coaching career at Cannes in 1992 but was soon at the helm of his beloved PSG, where he had won the 1985/86 Ligue 1 title and two French Cups during his playing days.

• In two seasons Fernández led PSG to glory in the French Cup, French League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. He also guided them to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, but it was not enough to keep his job and he moved to Spain with Athletic Club.

• Fernández lifted the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup in his second spell with PSG (2000-2003) before gaining a reputation for helping stave off relegation with Espanyol and Real Betis. The Midas touch failed him at Ligue 2's Reims in 2009.

• Having led Beitar Jerusalem to third place in 2005/06, returned to Israel to take charge of the national side in March 2010.

Last updated: 09/09/10 17.28CET

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General info

  • Name: Luis Fernandez
  • Date of birth: 02/10/1959
  • Country: France
  • Team: Israel (Israel ISR)

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/09/10: Israel 3-1 Malta
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Qualifying round)
    10/08/94: PSG 3-0 Vác

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPWDL
Israel10514
Total10514

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPWDL
Athletic8233
PSG171034
Total251267
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
ClubPWDL
PSG9801
Total9801
UEFA Europa League
ClubPWDL
PSG12822
Athletic4211
Total161033
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPWDL
PSG8620
Total8620
Last updated: 16/11/2011 10:55 CET
 
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