UEFA Champions League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen||BayArena - LeverkusenWednesday 18 September 2019|
21.00CET (21.00 local time) Group D - Matchday 1
|FC Lokomotiv Moskva|
Date of birth: 21 November 1963
Playing career: Vitesse, AGOVV Apeldoorn, RKC Waalwijk, Toulon, Feyenoord, JEF United Chiba (twice), Hansa Rostock, NAC Breda
Coaching career: AGOVV Apeldoorn, De Graafschap, Heracles Almelo (twice), Vitesse, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen
• After three-year spells at Vitesse, Waalwijk and in France with Toulon, the midfielder's playing career took off following a move to Feyenoord in 1991; he won the Eredivisie in 1992/93 and three Dutch Cups, also picking up eight caps for the Netherlands. Bosz left Rotterdam after five years, proceeding to enjoy two Japanese stints with JEF United and also appearing in the Bundesliga for Hansa.
• Having retired in 1999 aged 36, Bosz rejoined home-town club Apeldoorn as coach, winning the national amateur championship in 2002. Head-coach opportunities then came with De Graafschap and Heracles – whom he led to the top flight in 2005 – before an appointment as Feyenoord technical director in 2006.
• Returning to coaching and Heracles in 2010, he kept the club in Eredivisie mid-table safety, but eventually stood down in 2013 and took charge of Vitesse for three years. Israel and Maccabi Tel-Aviv later came calling in January 2016, with the chance to work under sporting director Jordi Cruyff.
• After six months in Israel, however, Bosz was back in the Netherlands, signing for Ajax. Moulding a young squad and sticking closely to the attacking, high-intensity principles laid down by Johan Cruyff, he guided the Amsterdammers to second place in the table and the UEFA Europa League final.
• Appointed Dortmund coach in June 2017, he lasted only six months in the post; resurfaced at Leverkusen 12 months later, guiding Die Werkself to fourth place in the Bundesliga at the end of 2018/19.
Date of birth: 11 May 1947
Playing career: Spartak Orel, Spartak Moskva, Dinamo Moskva, Kairat Almaty, Chkalovets Novosibirsk, Lokomotiv Moskva, Kuban Krasnodar
Coaching career: Pamir Dushanbe, Lokomotiv Moskva (four times), Russia, Dinamo Moskva, Dynamo Kyiv (twice), Gabala, Mordovia Saransk, Anji
• One of the most successful Russian coaches of recent times, Semin's playing career took off in 1965 when he was invited to join Spartak Moskva after starring for Russia's Under-21 team at a tournament between the Soviet republics.
• After leaving Spartak, Semin – a midfielder or striker – moved to rivals Dinamo where he won the 1970 USSR Cup. Retired due to injury in 1980 while captain of Kuban having played 280 Soviet League games, scoring 39 goals.
• After receiving his coaching licence he started work at Pamir in 1983 but made his name at Lokomotiv, where he spent 19 years until 2005, interrupted by a short break in 1990 when he was an adviser to New Zealand Under-21s.
• His Lokomotiv side won the 2002 and 2004 titles in addition to four Russian Cups, and reached the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals in 1998 and 1999. Having twice served as assistant coach, Semin took over as Russia boss in April 2005, but quit six months later.
• Following a spell as Dinamo coach and a stint as Lokomotiv technical director, Semin won a Ukrainian league title as Dynamo Kyiv boss in 2008/09, but left that summer to rejoin Lokomotiv; he was dismissed late the following year, returning to Dynamo within a month. Moved to Azerbaijan, joining Gabala in 2013 and, after short spells at Mordovia and Anji, took charge at Lokomotiv again in August 2016; claimed his fifth Russian Cup with the club in 2016/17 and a third league title the following year. Lokomotiv finished second in 2018/19, and also won the Russian Cup for the third time in five years.
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