Luis Aragonés

Luis Aragonés

Football manager infobox
playername = Luis Aragonés

fullname = José Luis Aragonés Suárez
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1938|7|28
cityofbirth = Hortaleza, Madrid
countryofbirth = Spain
currentclub = Fenerbahçe (coach)
position = Striker (retired)
years = 1957–1958
clubs = CD Getafe
Real Madrid C.F.
Recreativo (loan)
Hércules CF (loan)
→ Úbeda CF (loan)
AD Plus Ultra (loan)
Real Oviedo
Real Betis
Atlético Madrid
caps(goals) =

013 00(4)
086 0(33)
265 (123)
nationalyears = 1965–1972
nationalteam = Spain
nationalcaps(goals) = 011 00(3)
manageryears = 1974–1980
managerclubs = Atlético Madrid
Real Betis
Atlético Madrid
FC Barcelona
RCD Espanyol
Atlético Madrid
Sevilla FC
Valencia CF
Real Betis
Real Oviedo
RCD Mallorca
Atlético Madrid
RCD Mallorca

José Luis Aragonés Suárez (born July 28, 1938, Hortaleza, Madrid), sometimes referred to as simply Luis, is a former Spanish footballer and national coach, and currently the coach of Fenerbahçe S.K..

Aragonés has spent the majority of his career as a player and coach at Atlético Madrid. He was a prominent player and then coach of the successful Atlético team of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The team won La Liga four times, reached the final of the European Cup and won the Intercontinental Cup. Between 1964 and 1974 he played 265 La Liga games for Atlético and scored 123 goals. Aragonés has coached the club on four separate occasions. He has also played with several other clubs, most notably Real Betis, and played 11 times for Spain, scoring three goals. Apart from Atlético he has also coached seven other La Liga clubs as well as the Spanish national football team who he led to their 2nd European Championship title in 2008. He became the head coach of the Turkish football team Fenerbahce after Euro 2008, and this is the first time that Aragonés coaches outside of his native Spain.

Early career

Aragonés began his playing career with CD Getafe in 1957. In 1958 he signed for Real Madrid but never made it into the senior team. He spent most of his time at Real Madrid on loan to other clubs, including Recreativo de Huelva and Hércules CF and Úbeda Club de Fútbol and playing for AD Plus Ultra, the Real Madrid reserve team. In 1960 he joined Real Oviedo and made his debut in the Primera Division. Between 1961 and 1964 he played for Real Betis, making 86 league appearances and scoring 33 goals. He was part of the team champion of Euro 1964, being reserve in the quarterfinals against Ireland

Atlético de Madrid

While at Atlético, Aragonés acquired the nickname "Zapatones", meaning "big boots" and he was known as a free kick specialist. He was a regular goalscorer and in 1970 he shared the "Pichichi" with his fellow Atlético forward José Eulogio Gárate and Amancio. In 1974 he scored in the 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich as Atlético held the German team in the European Cup final before losing 4-0 in the replay. After retiring as a player Aragonés was appointed Atlético coach for the first time in 1974. He soon earned himself a new nickname, "El Sabio de Hortaleza (The Wise Man from Hortaleza)".

panish national football team

At the 2006 World Cup, Spain won all 3 group games before facing France in the Second Round. After taking the lead through David Villa, they lost 3-1 following goals from Franck Ribéry, Patrick Vieira and Zinedine Zidane. At Euro 2008, Spain also won all 3 group games, beat 2006 World Cup champions Italy on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals, beat Russia 3-0 in the semifinal, and in the final defeated Germany 1-0 through a Fernando Torres goal, giving Aragonés his first piece of silverware as Spain's manager and earning Spain's first major trophy in 44 years.

Thierry Henry incident

In 2004 Aragonés was appointed coach of Spain. During a training session in the same year, a Spanish TV crew filmed Aragonés trying to motivate José Antonio Reyes by making offensive references to Reyes' Arsenal F.C. black team-mate, Thierry Henry, saying:

The incident caused uproar in the British media with calls for Aragonés to be sacked. Fact|date=June 2008 After an investigation into the events during the match, UEFA fined the RFEF 100,000 Swiss francs/87,000 USD and warned that any future incidents would be punished more severely. UEFA noted that possible punishments could include suspension from major international tournaments or the closure of Spain's home international matches to supporters.

In response to this, Aragones has said in public that he is not a racist, and claimed that he has black friends. Brazilian-born black midfielder Marcos Senna stated:



* Atlético Madrid
** La Liga: 1966, 1970, 1973
** Copa del Generalísimo: 1965, 1972


* Atlético Madrid
** La Liga: 1977
** Copa del Rey: 1976, 1985, 1992
** Intercontinental Cup: 1974
** Supercopa de España: 1985
* FC Barcelona
** Copa del Rey: 1988

* "'Spain
**UEFA European Football Championship: 2008


* Pichichi Trophy: 1969-70



External links

* [ Luis quédate!]
* [ La Liga Player stats]
* [ La Liga Manager stats]
* [ Spain manager stats]
* [ Spain player stats]
* [,,1353008,00.html Cultural divide at the heart of race row]
* [ Official Fan Site]

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