Luis Enrique was born on 8 may 1970 in Gijon, Spain. He belonged to an upper-middle-class family as his father was a businessman. He started playing football at an early age of just 5 years. He joined Gijon his hometown club at the starting of his career. He soon became a very important player for the club after giving some very good performances. He was soon wanted by the biggest clubs in Europe. The very next year he joined Real Madrid as an energetic midfielder. Although he could play at any position his preferred position was that of a midfielder.
At Real Madrid, he stayed for 5 years and won many trophies in the meantime although he didn't get enough praise as there were many players who were praised more than him at the club. This pushed him to a chance club after his contract got over. He then switched over to the rival club FC Barcelona. He didn't get enough praise at the new club as he belonged to their rival but soon after many great performances, he started to make a place in the fans hearts. He was made the captain of the team after a couple of years and led the team to domestic league wins as well as the champions league win. He retired at the age of 34 years in 2004 after his form dropped. He was named by Pele among the best players that he has seen.
He also played for the Spanish national team in their world cups namely in 1994, 1998 and in 2002. He scored 12 goals for the country and also won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics that were held in Spain itself. After retirement, he started the career as a manager. In 2008 he was appointed as the manager of the Barcelona B team. He made the team win the league in his second season at the club however he didn't stay for long at the club and moved to Roma for a couple of years.
He then moved to Celta for a year before coming to his own club Barcelona. In 2014 he was alarmed as the manager of the FC Barcelona. Since then he has gone on to win champions trophy and a couple of la Liga titles. He came under rift with the legendary player Lionel Messi when he came to the club after that however, he bonded well with the layer and everything turned out fine. The club defeated Juventus in 2015 in the final so the UEFA champions league and lifted the great cup. At Barcelona, he has an impressive record of 70 % wins that even overshadows Pep Guardiola who had an impressive record at the club as well. He is currently taking the team to another league win and also the champions league win if everything well.
He is a married man and his wife is Elena Cullell. He has two children with his wife. He is confused with the renowned Spanish singer Enrique. He has been an impressive player as well as an equally impressive coach. At the moment, there isn't any news of his departure from the club. His salary is high that makes his net worth around $40 million.
|Birth Date:||8 May, 1970|
|Occupations:||Association football player
Association football manager
|Description:||Spanish footballer and manager|
|Net Worth 2021:||1 million|