Luis Enrique

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Full Name Luis Enrique
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Enrique
Gender Male
Famous As Football Manager
Birth Date May 8th, 1970
Birth Place Gijon

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Luis Enrique Martinez Garcia famed as Luis Enrique is a Spanish former professional footballer and is a manager who is a versatile player with good technique and he was capable of playing in several different positions, but usually played as a midfielder or forward, and was also noted for his temperament and stamina. Starting in 1991 and ending in 2004, he represented both Real Madrid and Barcelona with equal individual and team success, appearing in more than 500 official games and scoring more than 100 goals. Luis Enrique quit his manager post due to personal reasons in June 2019.

Former Spain coach Luis Enrique announces the death of daughter

Former Spain and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said his 9-year-old daughter has died after a five-month battle against a type of bone cancer. Luis Enrique posted a message on Twitter on Thursday saying “our daughter Xana has passed away this afternoon.” He also thanked supporters for “all of the love received during these months and we appreciate the discretion and understanding.”

Luis left his job with Spain’s national team in June because of his daughter’s illness. He initially stepped away temporarily and delegated his duties to then-assistant coach Robert Moreno, but eventually resigned to focus solely on his family. Luis Enrique ended his message by saying Xana “will be the star that guides our family.” 

Early Life of Luis

Luis Enrique was born on 8th May 1970 as Luis Enrique Martinez Garcia in Gijon, Spain. As he is from Spain, he belongs to Spanish nationality and his ethnicity is a concern to White. Moreover, he follows the Christian religion and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Luis celebrated his 49th birthday as of 2019. As per his education and parents, there is no information but it will be added soon once we get information about it. 

Body Measurements of Luis

Being at the age of 49, Luis still looks very handsome with a charming smile. He is not just talented but also he has a smash hit personality. He stands at the tall height of 5 feet 11 in or 1.8 m with a balanced bodyweight of 76 Kg. His shoe size is 9.5 UK while his body measurements are 40-32-36 in. His eye color is Black and his hair color is Black-white. 

Career of Luis

  • Luis kick starts his career with local Sporting de Gijon.
  • He then spent most of his playing days with the biggest Spanish club Real Madrid.
  • Later, he played for Barcelona and he netted 46 La Liga goals in his first three seasons with Barcelona.
  • He was named Spanish Player of the Year by El Pais in the following campaign. 
  • He also scored the opening goal in the 1997 UEFA Super Cup, a 3-1 aggregate triumph against Borussia Dortmund.
  • His concerns about his level and fitness made him retire on 10th August 2004 at the age of 34.
  • He finished his professional career with league totals of 400 games and 102 goals, being named by Pele as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March.

International Career of Luis

  • Luis played for Spain in three FIFA World Cups: 1994, 1998 and 2002 (as well as UEFA Euro 1996), and scored 12 goals while gaining 62 caps.
  • He was also a member of the gold-winning squad at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and made his debut for the main side on 17 April 1991, featuring for 22 minutes in a 0-2 friendly loss to Romania in Caceres.
  • On 23rd June 2002, he retired from international football, in order to give the younger players more playing time and focus only on his club.

Coaching Career of Luis

  • On 26th May 2008, he returned to Barcelona as a coach.
  • In mid-March 2011, he announced he would leave Barcelona B.
  • On 8th June 2011, he reached an agreement with Italian Serie A club A.S. Roma to become the Giallorossi's new head coach. 
  • He signed a two-year contract, being joined by a staff of four members.
  • On 8th June 2013, he became RC Celta de Vigo's new manager.
  • He led the Galicians to the ninth position in his first and only season.
  • On 16th May 2014, he announced that he would be leaving Celta.
  • On 19th May 2014, it was announced that he would return to Barcelona as a manager after he agreed to a three-year deal. 
  • On 21 April 2015, Luis Enrique recorded his 42nd win after 50 games in charge of Barcelona with a 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain FC.
  • He announced that he would not continue as team manager after 30 June on the expiration of his contract on 1st March 2017.
  • He was named coach of the Spanish national team on 9th July 2018. 
  • His first match in charge occurred on 8th September, and he led the side to a 2-1 win against England in the UEFA Nations League at Wembley Stadium.
  • But Luis Enrique quit his post due to personal reasons in June 2019.

Marital Status, Wife, Child (Death)

Luis Enrique is a married man. He had tied his knot with his beautiful wife, Elena Cullell on 27th December 1997. The couples are living a blissful life with each other. The couples are blessed with a child named Xana Enrique. But sadly, their daughter, Xana, died of bone cancer at age 9 on 29th August 2019. The pair has successfully maintained their marriage status for more than a two-decade now and the relationship is still going strong. They reside mutually with widespread understanding, care and adore. The pair is less likely to get a divorce in the future. He has successfully established a reputed stature in his career personally as well as professionally and is not involved in any controversies or scandals. 

Net Worth of Luis

Luis takes pleasure in his job. He is an expert who loves in what he does and is genuine as regards to his liability. He is receiving a handsome salary from the football managing career of $70K-$80K which makes his earning satisfy. He has been able to gather sufficient funds to hoist his brood and escort a high-quality life. His net worth is estimated to have $2 Million as of 2019. He was sponsored by sportswear company Nike, and appeared in commercials for the brand. In a global advertising campaign in the run-up to the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, he starred in a "Secret Tournament" commercial (branded "Scorpion KO") directed by Terry Gilliam, appearing alongside footballers such as Luis Figo, Thierry Henry, Hidetoshi Nakata, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Totti, with former player Eric Cantona the tournament "referee".

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