Sergio Markarián

  • Date of birth : 01/11/1944
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Uruguay Uruguay
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Sergio Markarián

Sergio Markarián
Greece coach Sergio Markarián ©Getty Images

Sergio Markarián


Date of birth: 1 November 1944
Nationality: Uruguayan
Coaching career: Club Sol de América, Club Olímpia, Club Cerro Porteño, Paraguay (twice), Club Universitario de Deportes, Club Sporting Cristal, Ionikos FC, Panathinaikos FC, Iraklis FC, Club Libertad, Cruz Azul FC, Club Universidad de Chile, Danubio FC, Peru, Greece

• A youth player but never a professional, Markarián studied at university and was working at a fuel distribution company in his native Uruguay when, aged 30, he decided on a new direction.

• He began his football coaching career with the Sol de América B team in 1974. It would be nine years before he got his first professional contract, in Paraguay with Club Olímpia.

• Won four league titles in Paraguay (two each with Club Olímpia and Club Libertad), two in Peru (Universitario de Deportes and Sporting Cristal) and the Apertura championship in Chile (Universidad de Chile).

• Moved to Greece in 1998 for a season at Ionikos. Returned in December 2001 to take charge of Panathinaikos, guiding the Greens to back-to-back quarter-finals in Europe – the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League and 2002/03 UEFA Cup.

• Under Markarián, Paraguay (1992–93, 1999–2002) and Peru (2010–13) both achieved their highest FIFA rankings. That success and his knowledge of local football prompted his appointment as Greece coach in February 2015, Markarián tasked with salvaging their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying bid.

Last updated: 02/06/15 3.38CET

Match log

Match log
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/06/2015 01:29 CET
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundHungaryHungary0-0GreeceGreece
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands2-1GreeceGreece

General info

  • Name: Sergio Markarián
  • Date of birth: 01/11/1944
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Team: Greece ( GRE)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    29/03/15: Hungary 0-0 Greece
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second group stage)
    19/02/02: Sparta Praha 0-2 Panathinaikos

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 14/06/2015 01:29 CET