Chris Coleman: player's career, coaching activities, achievements
Chris Coleman is a football player, coach. During the career of the player, he occupied the position of the defender on the field. The last success is the successful work of the coach of the Wales team.
Career football player
Early years of Chris Coleman were in English"Manchester city". The player entered the academy of the club when he turned 16 years old. Subsequently, the young talent and was not lucky enough to win back for the main part of the "townspeople" not a single minute on the field. With the leadership of the team, Chris Coleman had only a junior, tentative agreement.
In 1987, the player bought the Swansea City club,who represented the hometown of a young football player. At that time the team played in the fourth largest English division. The agreement with the club Chris Coleman concluded as a free agent.
In four seasons of performances for the team fromWelsh city of Swansea, young talent managed to enter the field in 160 bouts. During this time, the defender scored two goals scored. As a member of the club, the player has twice won the Welsh Cup.
In 1991, Chris Coleman received an offer fromleadership team from the Premier League "Crystal Palace." The debut of the young defender for the new club took place in the same year. The colors of the "glaziers" Coleman defended until 1995. Subsequently, the player was recognized as the fans of the team one of the best players in the history of the club.
According to the results of the 1995/1996 season "Crystal Palace"flew to the second English division. Wishing to continue performances in the Premier League, Chris Coleman signed a contract with the club "Blackburn Rovers", the colors which he defended from 1997 to 2001.
Then followed the transition to "Fulham". Quite soon Coleman earned the honorary title of captain of the team. Together with his partners, the defender managed to rise from the third division of the country and enter the Premier League.
In January 2002, Chris Coleman fell into a seriousalteration. During the journey to Surrey, his car skidded on a slippery road. Footballer received several difficult injuries. The damage caused Chris to think about the premature termination of the player's career.
National team appearances
Chris Coleman (Wales) made his debut in the nationalteam of the country in 1992. The first match in the squad for the defender was a friendly game against Austria. The young football player was given the right to enter the field in the 59th minute of the meeting. Just before the end of the match, Chris managed to sign a goal in the goal of the opponent and to achieve a draw for the team in a confrontation.
In the official meeting, Coleman first played 9March 1994. In the Wales match against the national team of Norway, which took place in Cardiff, the defender was included in the starting lineup. The only goal scored by the Welshmen in the match was just on the account of Chris.
The last time the player received an invitation to the team on May 14, 2002, when the Welsh were to hold a friendly match against the team of Germany. The duel ended with the victory of Wales.
In total, Chris Coleman spent 32 matches for the national team. During this time, the talented defender managed to write down on his account 4 goals scored in the goal opponents.
Chris Coleman is a coach
After the fatal injury received in the automotiveaccident, already a former football player received an offer from the leadership of "Fulham" to stay in the team and take a position in the coaching staff. Just a year later, team coach Jean Tigana was sent into retirement. Thus, his place was taken by Chris Coleman. The successful management of the London team allowed the team to leave the relegation zone and retain a residence permit in the Premier League for the next season. Following the performance of Fulham in the following year, the team was on the 9th place in the standings, which allowed Coleman to conclude a long-term contract with the club as head coach.
Subsequent results of the team's performancewere not so impressive. For several years the club fought for survival in the championship. In the spring of 2007, the management team's patience was over. After 7 lost matches in a row, Fulham took Coleman out of the position of coach.
Next for Chris followed the work in Spanishclub "Real Sociedad". Return to England coach was already in a year. Interest in his services was shown by the management of the team "Coventry City", which played in the second most important division - Championships. Despite the task of entering the Premier League, the club was forced to fight for survival for several seasons. In 2010, the agreement with the coach was terminated.
Work as a mentor of the Wales team
In 2012, Chris Coleman officially became the newmentor of the national team of Wales. Despite mediocre expectations from the work of the young coach, the team not only successfully passed the qualifying round for the European Championship-2016, but also managed to surprise the public with a vivid game in a series of playoff matches. As a result, Coleman's leadership team was estimated by the football federation of Wales more than positive.
As a player, Chris Coleman 2 times wonThe Welsh Cup, speaking in the Swansea City. Another significant event in the career of the defender is the victory of "Fulham" in the Championships and the team's exit to the Premier League. The latest achievement of Chris is the successful work as coach of the Wales team in the qualifying round and the final part of Euro-2016.