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Albert Roca

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Albert Roca is a Spanish Coach who has been Assistant Coach to Frank Rijkaard at FC Barcelona, Galatasaray and most recently the Saudi Arabia National Team.

Albert Roca started his coaching career with CE Europa as an Assistant Coach before being promoted to the Head Coaching position.

He then undertook Head Coach roles at Spanish clubs AEC Manlleu and CE Sabadell.

In 2003, Roca was recruited by FC Barcelona at the orders of Frank Rijkaard to become the Assistant Coach for the First Team.

Albert Roca went on to win two league titles (in 2005 and 2006), two Spanish Super Cups (2005 and 2006) and the UEFA Champions League in 2006.

In 2009, Albert Roca signed with Turkish club Galatasaray as Assistant Coach with Frank Rijkaard where he spent the next two seasons.

In the summer of 2011, Roca agreed to leave Galatasaray and join the National Team of Saudi Arabia as
Assistant Coach to Rijkaard as well as Head Coach and Techincal Director of the youth teams.

Albert Roca worked with some of the world’s greatest players while at FC Barcelona including Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Xavi, Dani Alves, Rafael Márquez, Carles Puyol, Victor Valdes, Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, Andrés Iniesta, Thierry Henry and Éric Abidal among others.

Roca also worked with Elano, Harry Kewell, Lucan Neill, Jô, Hasan Sas, Milan Baros and Leo Franko among others during his time at Galatasaray.

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Qualifications

UEFA Pro Coach
Master of High Performance Spanish Centre for High Performance (1998)
Specialist in Sports Psychology Spanish Centre for High Performance (1998)
Professor of Science of Physical Activity & Sport National Institute of Physical Education (2003)
Corrections to Effort Graduate National Institute of Physical Education (2003)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Ed. & Sport National Institute of Physical Education (2003)

Career Details

Years Position Country Club
1995-1997 Assistant/HeadCoach Spain CE Europa
1998-2000 Head Coach Spain AEC Manlleu
2001-2002 Head Coach Spain CE Sabadell
2003-2008 Assistant Coach Spain FC Barcelona
2008-2010 Assistant Coach Turkey Galatasaray
2011-2013 Assistant Coach Saudi Arabia National Team


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Languages

English Spanish French Portugese Italian Catalan

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