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Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia (born 5 February 1970), commonly known as Rubi, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a winger, and is the coach of Real Betis.

Rubi
Rubi Ferrer (julio de 2014) (cropped).jpg
Rubi in 2014
Personal information
Full name Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia
Date of birth (1970-02-05) 5 February 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Betis (manager)
Youth career
Vilassar Mar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Vilassar Mar
1992–1994 Manlleu 76 (9)
1994–1995 Espanyol B
1995–1996 Hospitalet 38 (9)
1996–1997 Pontevedra 30 (1)
1997–1998 Terrassa 36 (4)
Teams managed
2001–2003 Vilassar Mar
2003–2004 Hospitalet
2004–2005 Sabadell
2005–2008 Espanyol B
2008 Ibiza-Eivissa
2009–2010 Benidorm
2012–2013 Girona
2014–2015 Valladolid
2015–2016 Levante
2017 Sporting Gijón
2017–2018 Huesca
2018–2019 Espanyol
2019– Betis
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Playing careerEdit

Born in Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia, Rubi never competed in higher than Segunda División B during a nine-year senior career. He started out at local club UE Vilassar de Mar, in 1989.

Rubi appeared in the promotion playoffs to Segunda División with both AEC Manlleu and Terrassa FC, falling short on both occasions. Whilst with the former, he scored in a 3–3 away draw against Extremadura CF on 29 May 1994,[1] but the team eventually finished in second position in their group.

Coaching careerEdit

Rubi began working as a coach with Vilassar de Mar, and subsequently was in charge of several Tercera División sides in his native region. He was also promoted to the third level with RCD Espanyol B, in 2006.

After a short stint with UD Ibiza-Eivissa, Rubi was appointed at Benidorm CF.[2] He left the club in the end of the campaign, after achieving a sixth-place finish in the third level.

On 8 June 2012, Rubi signed with Girona FC after having been part of the staff in previous years.[3] He took the team to the best season of their history, leading them to the fourth position in division two and being eventually knocked out in the play-offs.[4]

On 28 June 2013, Rubi left Girona and joined FC Barcelona, being added to Tito Vilanova's staff.[5] On 3 June of the following year, he replaced dismissed Juan Ignacio Martínez at the helm of Real Valladolid, signing a two-year deal.[6]

After failing to win promotion to La Liga in 2015 Segunda División play-offs Rubi was replaced by Gaizka Garitano on 6 July 2015.[7] On 28 October, he was appointed manager of Levante UD, taking over for sacked Lucas Alcaraz;[8] he only managed to collect seven wins until the end of the season, the side returned to the second tier after a six-year stay and he was sacked on 26 May 2016.[9]

On 18 January 2017, Rubi took over at Sporting de Gijón in the place of Abelardo.[10] In June, following their relegation, he was hired at second division's SD Huesca.[11]

On 25 May 2018, after leading the Aragonese side to their first-ever promotion to the first division, Rubi announced he would leave the club at the end of the campaign.[12] He returned to Espanyol on 3 June, being appointed manager of the first team also in the top flight.[13]

On 6 June 2019, Rubi left Espanyol after paying his release clause,[14] and was appointed Real Betis manager just hours later.[15]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 18 May 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Vilassar de Mar   8 June 2001 30 June 2003 76 31 16 29 136 134 +2 040.79 [16]
Hospitalet   30 June 2003 1 July 2004 42 23 7 12 66 48 +18 054.76 [17]
Sabadell   1 July 2004 28 February 2005 25 6 10 9 27 36 −9 024.00 [18]
Espanyol B   1 July 2005 10 March 2008 108 46 30 32 172 125 +47 042.59 [19]
Ibiza-Eivissa   1 July 2008 3 November 2008 11 2 3 6 15 23 −8 018.18 [20]
Benidorm   11 June 2009 1 July 2010 38 18 10 10 68 51 +17 047.37 [21]
Girona   8 June 2012 28 June 2013 47 22 9 16 78 64 +14 046.81 [22]
Valladolid   3 June 2014 6 July 2015 48 23 12 13 71 43 +28 047.92 [23]
Levante   28 October 2015 26 May 2016 31 7 6 18 33 54 −21 022.58 [24]
Sporting Gijón   17 January 2017 10 June 2017 20 4 7 9 23 35 −12 020.00 [25]
Huesca   23 June 2017 3 June 2018 43 21 12 10 61 42 +19 048.84 [26]
Espanyol   3 June 2018 6 June 2019 44 16 13 15 57 59 −2 036.36 [27]
Betis   6 June 2019 Present 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 ! [28]
Career Total 533 219 135 179 807 714 +93 041.09

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Punto del Manlleu a base de casta" [Manlleu point due to heart] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 30 May 1994. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ Rubi llega al Benidorm para hacerse cargo del nuevo proyecto (Rubi arrives to Benidorm to take over new project); Diario Información, 11 June 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Joan Francesc Ferrer 'Rubi' serà l'entrenador del Girona (Joan Francesc Ferrer 'Rubi' will be Girona's manager); Ara, 8 June 2012 (in Catalan)
  4. ^ El Girona cierra con derrota la mejor temporada en sus 83 años de historia (Girona close best season of their 83-year history with defeat); El Comercio, 22 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Joan Francesc Ferrer, Rubi, se incorpora al staff de Tito Vilanova (Joan Francesc Ferrer, Rubi, added to Tito Vilanova's staff); FC Barcelona, 28 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Rubi, nuevo entrenador del Real Valladolid (Rubi, new manager of Real Valladolid); Real Valladolid, 3 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Gaizka Garitano llevará el timón" [Gaizka Garitano will take the reins] (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Rubi, nuevo entrenador del Levante UD" [Rubi, new manager of Levante UD] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Muchas gracias Rubi" [Thank you very much Rubi] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Rubi: "Los jugadores van a creer en lo que hacemos"" [Rubi: "The players will believe in what we do"] (in Spanish). Sporting Gijón. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  11. ^ "El Huesca anuncia a Rubi como su nuevo entrenador" [Huesca announce Rubi as their new manager] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  12. ^ "¡Gracias por todo Rubi!" [Thanks for everything Rubi!] (in Spanish). SD Huesca. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Rubi, new Espanyol's coach". RCD Espanyol. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Rubi es desvincula del RCD Espanyol de Barcelona" [Rubi leaves RCD Espanyol de Barcelona] (in Catalan). 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Rubi, new Real Betis head coach". Real Betis. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 5) 2001–02" [Tercera División (Group 5) 2001–02] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
    "Tercera División (Grupo 5) 2002–03" [Tercera División (Group 5) 2002–03] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 5) 2003–04" [Tercera División (Group 5) 2003–04] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División B 2003–04" [Promotion phase to Segunda División B 2003–04] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 5) 2005–06" [Tercera División (Group 5) 2005–06] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División B 2005–06" [Promotion phase to Segunda División B 2005–06] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
    "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
    "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  20. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  23. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  24. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  25. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  26. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  27. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  28. ^ "Rubi: Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia". BDFutbol. Retrieved 6 June 2019.

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