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10 key facts about Barcelona’s new coach, Quique Setien


Enrique Setien Solar

Born Enrique Setien Solar, Barcelona’s new first-team coach is nicknamed El Maestro.

The 61-year-old Spanish born coach debuted his professional playing career in 1977 with hometown club Racing de Santander – La Liga.

He has played for clubs like Racing Santander, Atletico Madrid, Logrones, Racing Santander and Levante as a central midfielder.

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In 1985, Setien won the Spanish Super Cup with Atletico Madrid.

He commenced his coaching career in 2001 with Racing Santander.

His other achievement include:

International career

Three caps for Spain (1985-1986)

Record in Spanish League soccer as a player: 518 games, 95 goals

Coaching career (teams managed)

Racing Santander (La Liga 2, 2001-2002)

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Poli Ejido (La Liga 2, 2003-2004)

Equatorial Guinea national team (2006)

Logrones (La Liga, 2B, 2007-2008)

Lugo (La Liga, 2B & 2, 2009-2015)

Las Palmas (La Liga 1, 2015-2017)

Real Betis (La Liga 1, 2017-2019)

Barcelona (La Liga 1, 2020 – )

Honours as a coach: Won 2nd division B, La Liga with Lugo (third tier) 2010-11

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Best La Liga 1 finish as coach: 6th with Real Betis (2017-2018, qualifying for group stages of Europa League)

He was born on September 27 1958.