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Francisco 'Patxi' Salinas Fernández (born 17 November 1963) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender, and is the manager of CD Basconia.

Patxi Salinas
Personal information
Full name Francisco Salinas Fernández
Date of birth (1963-11-17) 17 November 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Basconia (coach)
Youth career
1980–1981 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Bilbao Athletic 69 (6)
1982–1992 Athletic Bilbao 239 (7)
1992–1998 Celta 193 (4)
Total 501 (17)
National team
1981–1982 Spain U18 6 (0)
1984–1986 Spain U21 12 (0)
1987–1988 Spain U23 3 (0)
1984 Spain amateur 1 (0)
1988 Spain 2 (0)
1995 Basque Country 1 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Celta (youth)
2000–2001 Basque Country (beach soccer)
2001–2004 Porriño
2005 Gramenet
2009–2010 Athletic Bilbao (youth)
2011 Ourense
2012–2013 Melita
2013–2014 Sant Andreu
2016–2017 Rápido Bouzas
2017–2018 Burgos
2018 Badajoz
2019– Basconia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed La Liga totals of 432 games and 11 goals over 16 seasons, with Athletic Bilbao and Celta, winning two national championships with the former club. Subsequently, he worked as a manager.

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Born in Bilbao, Salinas emerged through Athletic Bilbao's youth ranks, and made his league debut on 10 November 1982, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 away win against UD Salamanca.[1] He appeared in 14 La Liga matches in the 1983–84 season as the team managed to conquer the double. In the following campaign he became a regular fixture with the Basques alongside another Lezama graduate, Genar Andrinúa.

In summer 1992, Salinas moved to RC Celta de Vigo, where he proceeded to post equally impressive numbers during his six-season spell – always in the top level – retiring from the game at almost 35.[2]

InternationalEdit

During a one-month span, Salinas earned two caps for Spain, both in friendlies. His debut was on 14 September 1988 in a 1–2 loss with Yugoslavia, in Oviedo.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring as a player, Salinas had brief stints at coaching Celta's youth teams and UDA Gramenet, and directing Rápido de Bouzas. As a manager, in quick succession, he also worked with Athletic Bilbao's youth teams, CD Ourense,[4] Melita FC (Maltese Premier League)[5] and UE Sant Andreu.[6]

In June 2017, Salinas achieved promotion to Segunda División B with Rápido Bouzas. One month later, after announcing weeks before he would leave the Galician team, he agreed terms with Burgos CF.[7] He was sacked on 5 February 2018, leaving the team in ninth position and having conceded the fewest goals in the division.[8]

On 22 May 2018, Salinas was appointed manager of CD Badajoz.[9] In June of the following year, he signed in the same capacity wity CD Basconia, Athletic Bilbao's farm team (his former teammate Rafael Alkorta was now director of football at the parent club).[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Salinas' older brother, Julio, was also a professional footballer (centre forward), and played most notably for Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona. Both made their top level debuts in the 1982–83 season.[11]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 24 August 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Porriño   1 July 2001 30 June 2004 114 44 32 38 038.60
Gramenet   18 March 2005 17 June 2005 13 4 6 3 030.77 [12]
Ourense   22 June 2011 10 December 2011 18 12 3 3 066.67
Melita   8 November 2012 2 June 2013 23 3 7 13 013.04
Sant Andreu   2 June 2013 11 February 2014 29 8 9 12 027.59 [13]
Rápido Bouzas   30 June 2016 6 July 2017 44 24 14 6 054.55
Burgos   10 July 2017 5 February 2018 24 9 10 5 037.50 [14]
Badajoz   22 May 2018 24 October 2018 9 2 3 4 022.22 [15]
Basconia   13 June 2019 Present 1 1 0 0 100.00 [16]
Career Total 275 107 84 84 038.91

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 0–1: Inoperante Salamanca (0–1: Inefficient Salamanca); Mundo Deportivo, 11 November 1982 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Patxi Salinas; Yo Jugué en el Celta, 21 April 2008 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ 1–2: Adiós a la "flor"... (1–2: Farewell to the "flower"...); Mundo Deportivo, 15 September 1988 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ 'Nanu' Soler y Patxi Salinas entrenarán en Tercera ('Nanu' Soler and Patxi Salinas will coach in Tercera); Marca, 22 June 2011 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Melita go Spanish as Salinas gets coaching job; Times of Malta, 9 November 2012
  6. ^ Patxi Salinas será el entrenador del Sant Andreu (Patxi Salinas will be Sant Andreu manager); Mundo Deportivo, 2 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Patxi Salinas se convierte en entrenador del Burgos Club de Fútbol" [Patxi Salinas becomes Burgos Club de Fútbol manager] (in Spanish). Burgos CF. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Patxi Salinas deja de ser entrenador del Burgos C.F." [Patxi Salinas is no longer Burgos C.F. manager] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Patxi Salinas dirigirá al Badajoz" [Patxi Salinas will manage Badajoz] (in Spanish). Sport. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Patxi Salinas will be Basconia's next coach". Athletic Bilbao. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  11. ^ La 'vendetta' de los hermanos Salinas (The Salinas brothers' 'vendetta'); El País, 15 October 1995 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ "Patxi Salinas: Francisco Salinas Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Patxi Salinas: Francisco Salinas Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Patxi Salinas: Francisco Salinas Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Patxi Salinas: Francisco Salinas Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  16. ^ "CD Basconia" (in Spanish). Resultados Fútbol. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

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