|Date of Birth:||1966 August 28|
|Age:||52 years old|
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Julen Lopetegui is a Spanish former football player who played in the position of goalkeeper and is currently the head coach of Real Madrid. More recently, it is announced that he has been dismissed from the Spain National Team as a head coach two days before the opening of the 2018 FIFA World cup Match.
Let’s know detail about Julen Lopentegui’s personal life as well as early life, career, net worth, salary, and much more. Keep Scrolling!!!
Julen Lopetegui Argote was born on 28th August 1966, in Asteasu, Spain. He holds a Spanish nationality and is of mixed descent.
Lopetegui started his football career from the local Spanish Football club, Real Sociedad. However, the football club’s Legendary Luis Arconada disqualified him from the team. Later, he got an offer from Real Madrid which immediately incorporated Julen to its B-Team.
He signed with a Spanish football team UD Las Palmas in the loan but played with the team for only a brief time and signed with CD Logrones. His amazing performance at Logrones earned him a sole cap with Spain after 0-2 friendly loss with Croatia in Valencia in 1994.
In the same year, he was picked for the FIFA World Cup squad. Logrones had also played with the team Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano. Julen retired from football in 2002 and started working as a football manager.
Youtube: Julen Lopetegui highlights in CF Logrones
After getting retirement as a player, in 2003 Lopetegui worked as an assistant coach for Juan Santisteban at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Besides, he also worked as a sports commentator for Spanish broadcasting television station, laSexta in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Later on, he served Spanish youth teams and helped them to win the 2012 European Under-19 Championship and the 2013 Under-21 Championship.
In 2014, Julen Lopetegui was appointed at Portugal’s FC Porto. In the same year, he also signed seven Spanish players to the club and led the team to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. However, he suffered the biggest defeat in the competition and also failed to conquer any silverware. Hence, he was later eliminated from the Champions League being replaced by Rui Barros.
Following Vicente del Bosque’s retirement, Lopetegui was announced as the new manager of the Spain National team. In his first match, he led the team to a 2-0 victory over Belgium at the King Baudouin Stadium. Reportedly, it is known that he will be taking over as a head coach of Real Madrid after the conclusion of FIFA World Cup 2018.
However, recently, Spain National team sacked Julen Lopetegui day after he officialized a deal with Real Madrid. Julen Lopetegui has been replaced by Fernando Hierro.
Youtube: Spain National Team, sacked its coach Julen Lopotegui
The 51 years old, Julen has overshadowed his personal life through his professional career. He currently seems to be living a single life as he has not shared any information about his family as well as love life. Besides, he appears to be concentrating more on his professions rather than sharing his personal matters to the media.
It is hard to believe, Julen is living a single life. He must have been in the relationships during his previous days which he does not want to share with the public. He might be waiting for the right time to reveal it.
Julen Lopetegui makes a handsome sum of money from his football career. As of 2018, his net worth is under review but analyzing all his past and current works, there is no doubt his net worth is in millions of dollars.