Julen Lopetegui

Born: August 28, 1966 (age 51)

Height: 6'1.5" (187cm)

Hometown: Asteasu, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Goalkeeper
Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gestures from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Chelsea and Porto at Stamford Bridge in London on December 9, 2015.
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Career History
Senior1985-1988Real Madrid Castilla
1988-1991Real Madrid
→ 1988-1989Las Palmas (loan)
1991-1994UD Logrones
1994-1997Barcelona
1997-2002Rayo Vallecano
International1994Spain
Managerial2003Rayo Vallecano
2008-2009Real Madrid
2014-2016Porto
2016-Spain
Sports Mole has 233 articles about Julen Lopetegui. Articles 1 to 40:
Mateo Kovacic celebrates after winning the Champions League final with Real Madrid on May 26, 2018
Mateo Kovacic 'asks to leave Real Madrid'
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic reportedly tells the club that he wants to depart from the Spanish capital.
12:57
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale in action during the La Liga clash with Leganes on February 21, 2018
Wales boss Ryan Giggs: 'Gareth Bale is a Manchester United player'
Wales manager Ryan Giggs says that Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is ready-made for Manchester United.
20:44
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Isco welcomes Julen Lopetegui's appointment as Real Madrid boss
Spain and Real Madrid midfielder Isco is excited to reunite with Julen Lopetegui at club level later this summer.
Jun 18, 16:31
Fernando Hierro at the World Cup European playoff draw on December 1, 2018
Preview: Iran vs. Spain - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Iran and Spain in Group B.
Jun 18, 11:55
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring in the Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev on May 26, 2018
Report: Gareth Bale happy to work with anglophone Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid
Wales attacker Gareth Bale is now happy to stay at Real Madrid due to Julen Lopetegui's ability to speak English, according to a report.
Jun 17, 10:18
Alisson Becker in action for Roma on January 21, 2018
Report: Roma want £75m for Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Roma reportedly slap a price tag of £75m on Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker amid increasing interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Jun 17, 09:39
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale in action during the La Liga clash with Leganes on February 21, 2018
Gareth Bale 'wants to work under Julen Lopetegui'
Gareth Bale wants to stay with Real Madrid this summer to work under their new manager Julen Lopetegui, according to a report.
Jun 16, 09:28
Real Madrid's assistant coach Fernando Hierro during training on August 11, 2014
Fernando Hierro proud of Spain performance in World Cup draw with Portugal
Spain head coach Fernando Hierro is delighted with his players' performance in Friday night's 3-3 draw with Portugal at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 15, 21:55
Cristiano Ronaldo grabs his third during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick for Portugal in thriller against Spain
Portugal draw 3-3 with Spain in a thrilling group-stage clash at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, with Cristiano Ronaldo rounding off his 51st career hat-trick late on.
Jun 15, 20:56
Nacho celebrates after putting his side in front during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Live Commentary: Portugal 3-3 Spain - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to earn his side a point in Sochi.
Jun 15, 18:00
Fernando Hierro at the World Cup European playoff draw on December 1, 2018
Team News: Diego Costa leads Spain line versus Portugal
New Spain boss Fernando Hierro starts with Diego Costa in attack for their World Cup opener with Portugal.
Jun 15, 17:58
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez at a press conference on May 31, 2018
Florentino Perez: 'Julen Lopetegui sacking was absurd'
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez labels Julen Lopetegui's sacking as Spain's manager "absurd".
Jun 15, 12:05
Sergio Ramos in action for Spain on September 2, 2017
Sergio Ramos: 'Fernando Hierro perfect candidate to lead Spain'
Spain captain Sergio Ramos insists that Fernando Hierro is the right choice to lead La Roja into the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 14, 18:36
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Real Madrid confirm first pre-season fixture
Real Madrid say that they will begin their pre-season schedule with a fixture against Mexican side Puebla.
Jun 14, 14:15
David de Gea in action for Manchester United in the FA Cup on April 21, 2018
Real Madrid to make £100m offer for David de Gea?
Real Madrid are allegedly preparing to table a £100m offer for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Jun 14, 13:12
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Julen Lopetegui "very sad" after Spain sacking
Axed Spain boss Julen Lopetegui admits that he is "very sad" after being sacked as the country's head coach.
Jun 14, 11:43
Fernando Hierro at the World Cup European playoff draw on December 1, 2018
Fernando Hierro: 'Spain challenge exciting'
New Spain boss Fernando Hierro says that he has taken on an "exciting" challenge after replacing Julen Lopetegui as the country's manager.
Jun 14, 11:20
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte poses with the FA Cup on May 19, 2018
Chelsea 'facing Antonio Conte dilemma'
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly facing a dilemma over whether to sack Antonio Conte and pay up to £9m in compensation, or keep the Italian at the club.
Jun 14, 08:51
Massimiliano Allegri pictured on April 28, 2018
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri: 'I rejected offer from Real Madrid'
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri claims that he rejected the opportunity to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
Jun 13, 17:37
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Portugal during an international friendly with Egypt in March 2018
Preview: Portugal vs. Spain - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Spain's opening World Cup 2018 fixture against Portugal in Sochi.
Jun 13, 15:09
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Jordan Henderson wary of Spain response
England midfielder Jordan Henderson believes that Spain's decision to sack manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup could make the team even stronger.
Jun 13, 14:30
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Jamie Vardy: 'Spain situation is strange'
England striker Jamie Vardy admits that Spain's decision to sack manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup is "strange", but believes their players will adapt.
Jun 13, 14:02
The World Cup trophy pictured in February 2018
Albert Celades to lead Spain at World Cup
The Spanish FA confirms that Under-21 coach Albert Celades will take charge of the country at the World Cup.
Jun 13, 12:27
Cesc Fabregas in action for Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19, 2018
Cesc Fabregas jokes about Julen Lopetegui exit
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas jokes about the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as the nation's head coach.
Jun 13, 11:46
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Spain sack Julen Lopetegui one day before World Cup
Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui just one day before the start of the 2018 World Cup and two days before they are due to begin their campaign against Portugal.
Jun 13, 11:02
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui watches on during an international friendly with Germany in March 2018
Spain's players 'convince FA to keep Julen Lopetegui'
Spain's players reportedly intervene to prevent the country's football association from sacking manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup.
Jun 13, 10:50
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Spain to sack Julen Lopetegui one day before World Cup?
Spain are reportedly considering sacking manager Julen Lopetegui just a day before the World Cup after the announcement that he will take over at Real Madrid.
Jun 13, 09:23
Lionel Messi celebrates with his Argentina teammates after clinching qualification for the 2018 World Cup
Willy Caballero: 'Argentina can cope without Lionel Messi'
Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero defends his national team, insisting that they could cope without Lionel Messi in the World Cup.
Jun 12, 19:34
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Real Madrid name Julen Lopetegui as new boss
Real Madrid appoint Spain boss Julen Lopetegui as the club's new head coach on a three-year contract.
Jun 12, 16:02
Spain's squad lines up for their official 2018 World Cup photoshoot
World Cup preview: Spain
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the chances of 2010 champions Spain as they look to bounce back from a group-stage exit four years ago.
Jun 12, 15:01
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Roberto Martinez promises "adventurous" Belgium at World Cup
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez promises that his team will be "adventurous and brave" during this summer's World Cup in Russia.
Jun 11, 17:59
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui on March 23, 2018
Result: Late Iago Aspas strike helps Spain floor Tunisia
A late goal from Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas helps Spain to a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their final World Cup warm-up game.
Jun 9, 21:39
Dani Carvajal in action for Real Madrid in the Champions League on March 6, 2018
Dani Carvajal doubtful for Spain's opening two World Cup games
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui provides an update on Dani Carvajal's injury problem, which he admits could see the full-back miss his side's first two matches.
Jun 9, 15:27
David de Gea in action for Manchester United in the FA Cup on April 21, 2018
Vicente del Bosque hails "complete keeper" David de Gea
Former Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque claims that "complete keeper" David de Gea will only keep improving.
Jun 5, 10:07
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui watches on during an international friendly with Germany in March 2018
Julen Lopetegui defends David de Gea
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui defends David de Gea following the Manchester United goalkeeper's mistake against Switzerland on Sunday night.
Jun 4, 11:48
Spain's Alvaro Odriozola celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates as Switzerland's Valon Behrami reacts
Result: Spain held by Switzerland in Villarreal
Ricardo Rodriguez cancels out a wonderful volley from Alvaro Odriozola as Switzerland come from behind to draw 1-1 with Spain at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Jun 3, 21:50
Cesar Azpilicueta celebrates after the Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea on September 9, 2017
Cesar Azpilicueta: 'Chelsea can still attract top talent'
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta insists that the club can still attract top talent, despite missing out on Champions League football this season.
May 31, 11:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mikel Oyarzabal "proud" to train with Spain
Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal reveals his delight at being chosen to train with the Spain squad ahead of the World Cup.
May 24, 14:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Marc Bartra reveals World Cup disappointment
Real Betis defender Marc Bartra reveals his disappointment at missing out on a spot in the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup.
May 24, 14:03
Saul Niguez in action for Spain Under-21s against Italy Under-21s on March 27. 2017
Saul Niguez eyeing starting role for Spain
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez vows to "make things difficult" for Spain boss Julen Lopetegui when it comes to selecting his starting XI for the 2018 World Cup.
May 24, 13:25

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