Sergio Lobera

Sergio Lobera Rodríguez (born 16 January 1977) is a Spanish professional football manager who is the current head coach of Indian Super League club Odisha.

Sergio Lobera
Sergio Lobera (cropped).jpg
Lobera with Mumbai City in 2020
Personal information
Full name Sergio Lobera Rodríguez[1]
Date of birth (1977-01-16) 16 January 1977 (age 46)[1]
Place of birth Zaragoza, Spain[1]
Team information
Current team
Odisha (head coach)
Managerial career
Years Team
1997–2006 Barcelona (youth)
2006–2007 Barcelona C
2008–2009 Terrassa
2010–2011 San Roque
2011–2012 Ceuta
2012 Barcelona (assistant)
2012–2014 Las Palmas
2014–2017 Moghreb Tétouan
2017–2020 Goa
2020–2021 Mumbai City
2022–2023 Sichuan Jiuniu
2023– Odisha

Managerial careerEdit

Lobera was born in Zaragoza, Aragon. After impressing with Dosa Salesians and UFB Jàbac Terrassa he signed with FC Barcelona in 1997,[2] going through its youth system and being the manager of the C team in 2006–07, in Tercera División. He was appointed sporting director at Terrassa FC in June 2007,[3] also being their coach for the last seven games of the season.[4]

In May 2010, Lobera was appointed CD San Roque de Lepe manager, agreeing to a three-year deal.[5] The following campaign, he was in charge of AD Ceuta also in Segunda División B.[6]

On 11 May 2012, Lobera was named FC Barcelona's assistant manager behind Tito Vilanova.[7] However, roughly a month later, he signed as head coach of Segunda División side UD Las Palmas.[8][9]

Lobera finished his first season in charge of a professional club in sixth position, being defeated in the play-offs by eventually promoted UD Almería.[10] He renewed with the Canarians on 18 June 2013,[11] but was relieved of his duties on 26 May of the following year.[12]

On 24 December 2014, Lobera was appointed at Botola's Moghreb Tétouan until the end of the season.[13] On 6 June 2017 he moved countries again, joining FC Goa from the Indian Super League on a two-year contract.[14]

On 17 November 2018, Lobera renewed his link at the Fatorda Stadium until 2020.[15] Five months later, he led his team to the conquest of the Indian Super Cup.[16] On 31 January 2020, however, he was dismissed despite being top of the table after several run-ins with the board of directors.[17][18]

Lobera continued in the Indian top flight in March 2020, signing with Mumbai City FC.[19] He was officially presented on 12 October,[20] being crowned champion in his debut campaign.[21]

On 19 January 2022, Lobera was appointed at China League One club Sichuan Jiuniu FC.[22] Unsuccessful in securing promotion to the Super League, he left after a single season and a seventh-place finish.[23]

On 17 May 2023, Lobera became head coach of Odisha FC on a two-year deal in his return to India.[24]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 8 December 2022
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Barcelona C 1 July 2006 30 May 2007 38 10 15 13 45 52 −7 026.32 [25]
Terrassa 31 March 2008 26 May 2009 47 15 10 22 53 73 −20 031.91 [26]
San Roque 20 May 2010 16 May 2011 38 18 9 11 42 35 +7 047.37 [27]
Ceuta 18 May 2011 13 May 2012 39 13 10 16 47 52 −5 033.33 [28]
Las Palmas 17 June 2012 26 May 2014 94 40 25 29 126 112 +14 042.55 [29]
Moghreb Tétouan 24 December 2014 31 May 2017 93 35 22 36 105 119 −14 037.63 [30]
Goa 7 June 2017 1 February 2020 60 33 11 16 127 78 +49 055.00 [31][32][33]
Mumbai City 12 October 2020 8 October 2021 23 13 6 4 39 21 +18 056.52 [34]
Sichuan Jiuniu 19 January 2022 21 April 2023 36 19 3 14 46 36 +10 052.78 [35]
Total 468 196 111 161 630 578 +52 041.88

HonoursEdit

Goa

Mumbai City

  • Indian Super League: 2020–21[21]
  • Indian Super League Winners' Shield: 2020–21[37]

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Sergio Lobera at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ De Félix, Valentín (13 March 2013). "El buen ojo de Sergio Lobera" [Sergio Lobera's good eye]. La Provincia (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ Cárdenas, Àngel (16 June 2007). "Sergi Lobera es nuevo director deportivo" [Sergi Lobera is the new director of sports] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Rojo dimite en Terrassa y Lobera toma el mando" [Rojo resigns at Terrassa and Lobera takes over]. Sport (in Spanish). 1 April 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  5. ^ Ramírez, Álvaro (20 May 2010). "Sergio Lobera ya es el nuevo entrenador del San Roque de Lepe" [Sergio Lobera ya es el nuevo entrenador del San Roque de Lepe] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  6. ^ Vicente, Dani (8 July 2011). "Sergio Lobera afronta un "gran reto" con la AD Ceuta" [Sergio Lobera faces a "big challenge" in AD Ceuta]. El Faro de Ceuta (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Sergio Lobera, técnico del Ceuta, será el ayudante de Vilanova" [Sergio Lobera, manager of Ceuta, will be Vilanova's assistant]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 May 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Sergio Lobera, nuevo técnico de Las Palmas" [Sergio Lobera, new manager of Las Palmas]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 June 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  9. ^ Ruiz, Diego (18 January 2013). "Sergio Lobera, un joven entrenador al que apodaron 'ganalotodo'" [Sergio Lobera, a young coach that was dubbed 'winsitall']. El Diario Montañés (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  10. ^ Artiles Castellano, Alberto (16 June 2013). "El sueño de la UD tendrá que esperar (2–1)" [UD's dream will have to wait (2–1)]. Canarias7 (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  11. ^ González, Alexis (18 June 2013). "Sergio Lobera renueva un año y apunta a Primera división" [Sergio Lobera renews for a year and aims for Primera división]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Las Palmas destituye a Sergio Lobera a falta de dos partidos" [Las Palmas dismiss Sergio Lobera with two matches remaining]. Marca (in Spanish). 26 May 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  13. ^ "El Moghreb Atlético de Tetuán apuesta por Sergio Lobera" [Moghreb Athletic Tetouan bet on Sergio Lobera]. Sport (in Spanish). 24 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Sergio Lobera Rodriguez replaces Zico as FC Goa's new head coach". Indian Super League. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Sergio Lobera, FC Goa agree to one-year contract extension". FC Goa. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  16. ^ a b Das Sharma, Amitabha (14 April 2019). "FC Goa's long wait for a trophy ends". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  17. ^ Kundu, Sagnik (31 January 2020). "ISL 2019–20 BREAKING: FC Goa sack head coach Sergio Lobera". The Bridge. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  18. ^ Nakashe, Mrunal (1 February 2020). "Revealed: Why and how FC Goa sacked Sergio Lobera". Khel Now. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  19. ^ Muralidharan, Ashwin (28 March 2020). "In Sergio Lobera, Mumbai City FC have gone for the very coach who has been their Achilles' heel!". Goal. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  20. ^ Singh, Abhinav (12 October 2020). "ISL 2020–21: Sergio Lobera joins Mumbai City FC as new head coach". The Sports News. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  21. ^ a b "Mumbai City FC reign in double glory, crowned ISL champion". Deccan Chronicle. 14 March 2021. Archived from the original on 17 June 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  22. ^ "关于聘任塞尔吉奥·洛贝拉先生担任四川九牛队主教练的公告" [Announcement of Mr. Sergio Lobera's appointment as Sichuan Jiuniu head coach] (in Chinese). Dongqiudi. 19 January 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  23. ^ "A HUGE HIJACK IN ISL!! Lobera, who was eyed by East Bengal, may be snapped up by another big club!!". Morning Express. 11 April 2023. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
  24. ^ "Odisha FC appoints Indian Super League winner Sergio Lobera as head coach". The Hindu. 17 May 2023. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  25. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 5) 2006–07" [Third Division (Group 5) 2006–07] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
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  30. ^ "Moghreb Tétouan: Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  31. ^ "FC Goa » Fixtures & Results 2017/2018". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  32. ^ "FC Goa » Fixtures & Results 2018/2019". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  33. ^ "FC Goa » Fixtures & Results 2019/2020". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  34. ^ "Mumbai City FC » Fixtures & Results 2020/2021". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  35. ^ "Sichuan Jiuniu » Fixtures & Results 2022/2023". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
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  38. ^ "Arindam, Angulo win FPAI award". The Times of India. 1 April 2021. Archived from the original on 14 May 2023. Retrieved 19 May 2023.

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