Manuel Jiménez Jiménez

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Manolo Jiménez
Jiménez as a Sevilla manager
Personal information
Full name Manuel Jiménez Jiménez
Date of birth (1964-01-26) 26 January 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Arahal, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Sevilla B
1984–1997 Sevilla 354 (1)
1997–1998 Jaén 9 (0)
Total 363 (1)
National team
1986 Spain U21 1 (0)
1988 Spain U23 1 (0)
1988–1990 Spain 15 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2007 Sevilla B
2007–2010 Sevilla
2010–2011 AEK Athens
2011–2013 Zaragoza
2013–2015 Al Rayyan

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

† Appearances (goals)

Manuel 'Manolo' Jiménez Jiménez (born 26 January 1964) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back, and a current manager.

His career was intimately connected with Sevilla as both a player and manager, and he competed solely in La Liga with the club in the former capacity.

Jiménez represented Spain at the 1990 World Cup.

Playing career

Jiménez was born in Arahal, Province of Seville. During his career, he played mainly for Sevilla FC which he represented during 14 professional seasons, making his La Liga debuts in 1983–84 by appearing in one match then proceeding to amass nearly 400 overall appearances with his hometown club; he retired in June 1998 at the age of 34, after one year with neighbours Real Jaén in the second division.

Jiménez earned 15 caps for the Spanish national team. He made his international debut on 12 October 1988 in a friendly match with Argentina played in Seville, and was selected for the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad, appearing against Uruguay in the group stage (0–0)[1] and against Yugoslavia in the round-of-16.[2]

Managerial career


During seven seasons Jiménez was the coach of Sevilla's reserve team, Sevilla Atlético, leading it to the second level in 2007. On 27 October of that year, following the resignation of Juande Ramos, he was promoted to the first team, initially until the end of the campaign.[3] He guided the Andalusians to fifth place and "upgraded" to third in 2008–09, with a subsequent return to the UEFA Champions League.

On 24 March 2010, following a 1–1 home draw to bottom-placed Xerez CD, Jiménez was sacked by Sevilla. The club had had three draws – all at home – and two losses in the last five league games, and had also suffered Champions League elimination in the round-of-16.[4]

AEK Athens

On 7 October 2010 Jiménez took over from sacked Dušan Bajević at AEK Athens FC, agreeing to a two-year deal.[5] Ten days later he led the team in his first game, a 4–0 win at Superleague rivals Aris FC.[6]

After losing in the UEFA Europa League against R.S.C. Anderlecht (0–3, away), Jiménez achieved his second league win, against Panathinaikos FC, but the team finished 21 points behind eventual champions Olympiacos F.C. in the league, but still managing to rank in third position.

On 30 April 2011 Jiménez won his second managerial trophy (the first abroad), after a 3–0 defeat of Atromitos F.C. in the Greek Cup final. On 5 October he left the club, by mutual consent.[7]


On 31 December 2011 Jiménez was appointed head coach of Real Zaragoza, replacing fired Javier Aguirre.[8] He was relieved of his duties at the end of the 2012–13 season, as the Aragonese returned to division two after four years.



Sevilla B
Al Rayyan

Managerial statistics

All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.

As of 2 May 2015
Team Nat Year Record
G W D L Win %
Sevilla B Spain 2000–2007 266 123 79 64 46.24
Sevilla Spain 2007–2010 134 71 23 40 52.99
AEK Athens Greece 2010–2011 50 25 8 17 50.00
Zaragoza Spain 2011–2013 66 22 11 33 33.33
Al Rayyan Qatar 2013–2015 25 6 7 12 24.00
Career Total 541 247 128 166 45.66


  1. "¡Muchas gracias, "Príncipe"!" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "El Mundial en Sevillista: Italia 1990, el Mundial con más presencia de jugadores sevillistas" (in Spanish). Sevilla FC. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Sevilla start Jiménez era in style;, 29 October 2007
  4. Fifth-placed Sevilla sack Jimenez after draw; ESPN Soccernet, 24 March 2010
  5. Jimenez to fill AEK Athens hotseat;, 7 October 2010
  6. AEK beats host Aris 4–0 in Greek league; Yahoo! Sports, 17 October 2010
  7. Jimenez leaves AEK by mutual agreement; Yahoo! Sports, 5 October 2011
  8. "Manuel Jiménez, nuevo entrenador del Real Zaragoza" (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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