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Luis Cembranos
Personal information
Full name Luis Cembranos Martínez
Date of birth (1972-06-06) 6 June 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Lucerne, Switzerland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leganés B (manager)
Youth career
Puente Castro FC[1]
1990–1991 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Barcelona C
1993Figueres (loan) 10 (6)
1993–1995 Barcelona B 39 (10)
1994–1995 Barcelona 3 (0)
1995–1998 Espanyol 70 (5)
1999–2004 Rayo Vallecano 124 (24)
2004–2005 Promesas Ponferrada
Total 246 (45)
National team
2000 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2009 Huracán Z
2011–2014 Cultural Leonesa
2015–2016 Lugo (assistant)
2016–2017 Zaragoza (assistant)
2017–2019 Rayo Vallecano B
2019– Leganés B
2019 Leganés (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Cembranos Martínez (born 6 June 1972) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a right midfielder, and the manager of CD Leganés B.

He amassed La Liga totals of 155 games and 22 goals over the course of nine seasons, mainly with Espanyol and Rayo Vallecano. He also represented Barcelona in the competition.

Cembranos began working as a manager in 2007, with Huracán Z. He went on to be in charge of a host of clubs, as head coach as well as an assistant.

Playing career

Club

Born in Lucerne, Switzerland, Cembranos was the son of Spanish emigrants and returned to that country in his teens, moving to León.[1] Having been taken on by FC Barcelona as a teenager, his professional career began in Catalonia at age 20, on loan with UE Figueres in the Segunda División. After a good handful of games he returned to the parent club, being assigned to the reserve side and going on to be deployed in several positions.[1]

After having totalled 177 minutes in La Liga with Barça (his debut came against Racing de Santander on 10 September 1994, courtesy of manager Johan Cruyff) and having made his first and only UEFA Champions League appearance, away to Manchester United the following month[2] – he also played with the B's during that campaign – in early 1995 Cembranos moved to another team in the league and the region, RCD Espanyol. There, he first began to play regularly in the top level.

In another January transfer window move (January 1999), Cembranos Madrid's Rayo Vallecano, being an essential member in his first months as they eventually returned to the top flight, scoring six goals during the (half)season. Both player and club continued to consolidate,[3][4] and Rayo obtained its best-ever classification in 1999–2000, qualifying to the UEFA Cup via fair play.[5]

Cembranos appeared very irregularly in his final three seasons, troubled with constant injuries that had already made him miss a good number of games at Barcelona and Espanyol, mainly in the right knee.[6][7] He was forced to retire in 2005 at age of 33 and, a couple of years after, he had his first coaching spell, with amateurs CD Huracán Z in Castile and León.[8]

International

Courtesy of the best season of his career with Rayo (36 matches, four goals), Cembranos earned his sole cap with Spain on 26 January 2000, when he came on as a substitute for Juan Carlos Valerón in the 76th minute of a 3–0 friendly win over Poland in Cartagena.[9]

Coaching career

In the summer of 2011, Cembranos was appointed manager of Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, promoting to Segunda División B at the end of his second season.[10] On 19 June 2017, following two assistant spells, he returned to head coaching duties with Rayo Vallecano B.[11]

Cembranos left for CD Leganés on 5 July 2019, taking over their reserves also in Tercera División.[12] On 21 October, after the departure of Mauricio Pellegrino, he was appointed at the first team in an interim manner.[13] His first match in charge occurred five days later, a 1–0 home victory over RCD Mallorca which was their first of the season.[14]

Managerial statistics

As of 3 November 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Huracán Z Spain 18 July 2007 1 December 2009 91 37 29 25 127 97 +30 040.66 [15]
Cultural Leonesa Spain 27 July 2011 20 May 2014 122 63 32 27 199 114 +85 051.64 [16]
Rayo Vallecano B Spain 19 June 2017 21 May 2019 78 39 19 20 122 80 +42 050.00 [17]
Leganés B Spain 5 July 2019 Present 9 4 4 1 17 9 +8 044.44 [18]
Leganés (caretaker) Spain 21 October 2019 4 November 2019 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 033.33 [19]
Total 303 144 84 75 467 307 +160 047.52

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Las aventuras de Luis (The adventures of Luis); El País, 16 September 1994 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ De Old Trafford a Vallecas (From Old Trafford to Vallecas); El Mundo, 2 November 1999 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Los poderes del líder (The leader's strengths); El País, 6 November 1999 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ La evidencia de los números personales (What personal numbers show you); El País, 16 January 2000 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Ramos sees hard work pay off". UEFA. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  6. ^ Cembranos estará ocho meses de baja (Cembranos to miss eight months); Diario AS, 23 October 2001 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Del calvario a la luz (Brightness follows ordeal); El País, 28 July 2002 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Luis Cembranos se convierte en el nuevo técnico del Huracán Z (Luis Cembranos becomes new Huracán Z coach); El Correo, 18 July 2007 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "España dota de argumentos a Camacho con otra goleada" [Spain give reasons to Camacho with another routing] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 26 January 2000. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  10. ^ De la invasión de campo al delirio torero (From pitch invasion to torero rapture); Marca, 1 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Luis Cembranos será el nuevo entrenador del filial del Rayo (Luis Cembranos will be the new manager of Rayo's reserves)‚ Diario AS, 19 June 2017 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ "Luis Cembranos, new coach of C.D. Leganés B". CD Leganés. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Mauricio Pellegrino will not continue in charge of C.D. Leganés". CD Leganés. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  14. ^ "El Leganés sí gana con Luis Cembranos" [Leganés do win with Luis Cembranos] (in Spanish). ABC. 26 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 8) 2007–08" [Tercera División (Group 8) 2007–08] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    "Tercera División (Grupo 8) 2008–09" [Tercera División (Group 8) 2008–09] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    "Tercera División (Grupo 8) 2009–10" [Tercera División (Group 8) 2009–10] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 8) 2011–12" [Tercera División (Group 8) 2011–12] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División B 2011–12" [Promotion phase to Segunda División B 2011–12] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    "Tercera División (Grupo 8) 2012–13" [Tercera División (Group 8) 2012–13] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División B 2012–13" [Promotion phase to Segunda División B 2012–13] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    "Luis Cembranos: Luis Cembranos Martínez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Rayo B" (in Spanish). Resultados Fútbol. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    "Rayo B" (in Spanish). Resultados Fútbol. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Leganés B" (in Spanish). Resultados Fútbol. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Luis Cembranos: Luis Cembranos Martínez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
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