Luis de la Fuente Castillo

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Luis de la Fuente
Personal information
Full name Luis de la Fuente Castillo
Date of birth (1961-06-21) 21 June 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Haro, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Spain U19 (coach)
Youth career
1976–1978 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1982 Bilbao Athletic 59 (3)
1981–1987 Athletic Bilbao 146 (1)
1987–1991 Sevilla 86 (4)
1991–1993 Athletic Bilbao 22 (1)
1993–1994 Alavés 35 (3)
Total 348 (12)
National team
1978–1979 Spain U18 4 (0)
1982–1984 Spain U21 4 (0)
1988 Spain U23 1 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Portugalete
2000–2001 Aurrerá Vitoria
2006–2007 Bilbao Athletic
2009–2011 Bilbao Athletic
2011 Alavés
2013– Spain U19

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Luis de la Fuente Castillo (born 21 June 1961) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back, and the current coach of Spain under-19s.

He amassed 254 appearances in La Liga, mostly with Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.

Playing career

Born in Haro, La Rioja, De la Fuente graduated with Athletic Bilbao, and made his senior debuts with the reserves in 1978, in Segunda División B. On 8 March 1981 he made his first team – and La Liga – debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–0 away draw against Valencia CF.[1]

De la Fuente was definitely promoted to the main squad in the 1982 summer, and scored his first professional goal on 26 March of the following year, netting the last in a 4–0 home routing of Celta de Vigo.[2]

In July 1987 De la Fuente moved to fellow league team Sevilla FC,[3] and continued to appear regularly in the following campaigns. In 1991 he returned to Athletic for a 20 million pesetas,[4] but was sparingly used.

De la Fuente joined Deportivo Alavés in 1993, with the side in the third tier. After one full season with the side he retired, aged 32.

Managerial career

De la Fuente's first managerial club was Club Portugalete, in the regional leagues. In the 2000 summer he was appointed manager of Segunda División B side CD Aurrerá de Vitoria,[5] but was sacked in March of the following year.

After a spell back at his former club Sevilla De la Fuente returned to Athletic. Initially a manager of the B-side,[6] he was a match delegate of the club for two years[7] before returning to his previous duties.[8]

On 13 July 2011 De la Fuente was named Deportivo Alavés manager,[9] being dismissed on 17 October.[10]

On 5 May 2013 De la Fuente was appointed at the helm of Spain under-19s,[11] being crowned champions of 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Honours

As a player

As a manager

References

  1. "0–0: Abdicación valencianista ante el Athlétic" (in español). El Mundo Deportivo. 9 March 1981. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "El Athletic, sin problemas" (in español). El Mundo Deportivo. 27 March 1983. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "El lateral del Athletic De la Fuente firma hoy contrato por el Sevilla" (in español). ABC. 6 July 1987. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "El Sevilla traspasa a De la Fuente al Athletic de Bilbao por veinte millones" (in español). ABC. 5 September 1991. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Una apuesta para dar un salto cualitativo" (in español). El Mundo Deportivo. 2 September 2000. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Luis de la Fuente, new Bilbao Athletic coach". Athletic's official website. 8 July 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Luis de la Fuente, the new delegate". Athletic's official website. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 12 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Luis de la Fuente ya trabaja con el Bilbao Athletic" (in español). El Correo. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Luis de la Fuente retorna al Alavés como entrenador después de 17 años" (in español). Marca. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "El Alavés destituye a su técnico Luis de la Fuente" (in español). Marca. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "La Federación Española ficha a Luis De la Fuente, que dirigirá la Sub'19" (in español). El Correo. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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