Fernando Hierro Biography
Fernando Hierro (full name: Fernando Ruiz Hierro) is a Spanish retired footballer who used to play as a central defender, defensive midfielder and now serves as a coach. Hierro played for Spain on nearly 90 occasions.
He appeared in four World Cups and two European Championships. For 14+ years, he played for Real Madrid and won three Champions League trophies and five La Liga trophies. He started working as a manager in 2016 with Oviedo, being appointed at the helm of the national team two years later.
Fernando Hierro Age
Hierro was born on 23rd March 1968 in Vélez-Málaga, Spain. He is 50 years old as of 2018.
Mujer De Fernando Hierro | Fernando Hierrro Wife
The Spanish football manager is married to Sonia Hierro. As a couple, the two are parents to their children: a son by the name Alvaro Hierro (eldest child) and a daughter by the name Claudia Hierro.
Fernando Hierro Hijos | Fernando Hierro Children
Fernando is a father of two: a daughter and a son.
Hija De Fernando Hierro | Fernando Hierro Daughter
Hierro’s daughter is Claudia Ruiz Hierro. She is a model who made her debut in the fashion world at the age of 19 in 2014 during Maria Lafuente’s We Love Flamenco Fashion Show.
She has stated before that her dream is to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
“Mi sueño es llegar a desfilar para Victoria’s Secret, ser uno de los ‘ángeles’”,
“My dream is to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway, be one of their Angels”
Alvaro Hierro | Fernando Hierro Son
Hierro also has a son with his wife Sonia. His name is Alvaro Hierro. Just like his dad, Alvaro is a former soccer player who played with DAV Santa Ana.
Fernando Hierro Career
He began his football career at a local club called Vélez-Málaga. He had a very brief youth spell with neighbouring CD Málaga, where he was told he was not good enough for the sport and this made him return home.
He eventually made his La Liga debut with Real Valladolid. He was bought by Real Madrid in the summer of 1989 after two solid seasons.
Fernando Hierro Real Madrid
At Real Madrid, Hierro scored seven goals in 37 games in his first season. He eventually had his position on the field advanced by coach Radomir Antić, continuing his good performances with the addition of goals.
In three seasons combined, he netted an astonishing 44 league goals, 21 alone in 1991– 1992, a career-best. Through the years, he often partnered with club great Manolo Sanchís in the centre of the defense. He was being instrumental in the conquest of five leagues and three UEFA Champions League trophies. He was named captain after the latter’s retirement.
On 24 March 2002, Hierro scored in a 3–1 home win against Real Zaragoza, although the ultimate leader would be Valencia CF. He was released at the end of the 2002–2003 season alongside club manager Vicente del Bosque having appeared in 497 top division matches over the course of 16 seasons (105 goals). He then chose a lucrative move joining Qatar’s Al Rayyan Sports.
Fernando Hierro Entrenador | Fernando Hierro Coach
Hierro was named assistant coach of Real Madrid on July 10th 2014. He replaced Zinedine Zidane. He was given his first full managerial role two years later. He was appointed at Segunda División side Real Oviedo for the upcoming season with the option of a further year on 14 June 2017.
After missing out on the promotion playoffs on the final match day, he left the Estadio Carlos Tartiere. He then returned to the Royal Spanish Football Federation on 27 November 2017 as sporting director.
On June 13th 2018, Hierro was appointed as the manager of Spain after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui two days before their first match at the World Cup, following the latter’s decision to join Real Madrid after the tournament without notification.
Two days later, he led the Spain team to a 3–3 group stage draw against Portugal. On 8 July, after a penalty shootout loss to hosts Russia in the round of 1, he stepped down from his post and also announced that he would not return to his role as sporting director.
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Fernando Hierro y los problemas de España antes del Mundial: “En mi vida había vivido algo así”
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Días antes del Mundial de Rusia, el despido de Julen Lopetegui sorprendió a todos en España.
Fernando Hierro, quien debió asumir como interino, analizó lo vivido en la previa del torneo disputado hace unos meses.
“He cumplido 50 años y en mi vida había visto algo parecido, vivir a tres días del inicio de un Mundial una situación así. Mi compromiso y honestidad me llevaron a aceptar el cargo de seleccionador”, comentó un histórico del Real Madrid.
Respecto a su salida de la selección, el excentral apuntó que “tenía contrato hasta el Mundial de Qatar y creo que la mejor solución era salir, para mí y para todos. Decidí que debía dar paso a una nueva generación”.
Además, Hierro se refirió a si volvería a tomar el cargo. “Entendí que por lealtad y compromiso con el fútbol español lo tenía que hacer. Lo volvería a repetir sin dudarlo”, finalizó.
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