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Roberto Martínez

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1973 (49 years old)

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Balaguer, Spain

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1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

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Belgium

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UEFA European Championships

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Roberto Martínez Montoliu (born 13 July 1973) is a Spanish football coach and former professional player. Martínez is the manager of the Belgium national team.

Martínez played as a defensive midfielder and began his career at Real Zaragoza, with whom he won the Copa del Rey. He spent a year at lower league side CF Balaguer, before signing for English Third Division side Wigan Athletic. Becoming part of a small Spanish contingent at the club known as "the three amigos" alongside Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz, he was a regular first team player for six years, the longest period of time he spent at one club. During his time there, he won the Football League Third Division and the Football League Trophy. He moved to Scottish side Motherwell, then to Walsall, before joining Swansea City in 2003. He became club captain and helped the team to win promotion to League One in 2005. He moved to Chester City in 2006, and was again chosen to be captain.

In 2007, he retired from playing to become manager of Swansea City, leading them to promotion from League One as champions. He then joined Wigan Athletic in 2009, helping the club avoid relegation for three consecutive seasons. In his fourth season Wigan were relegated, but won the FA Cup in 2013 for the first time in the club's history. At the end of that season he became manager of Everton. In May 2016, he was sacked as their manager, and became Belgium's head coach on 3 August 2016. He guided them to third place in 2018 FIFA World Cup, their best-ever position in the competition.


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FA Cup
2012-2013

Wigan

Football League 1
2007-2008

Swansea

Football League 2
1996-1997

Wigan

Copa del Rey
1993-1994

Zaragoza


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Former Youth Teams

1990-1992


Former Senior Teams

1993-1994

1995-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2006

2006-2007


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2007-2009
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2009-2013
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2013-2016
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