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Josep Gombau

Josep Gombau

Josep Gombau is a Spanish football manager currently in charge of the Australian Olympic Football Team and assistant manager of the Australian National Team.

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Gombau’s education as a coach began with various youth teams in Spain including CF Amposta and RCE Espanyol, which led to him gaining a role as an academy coach at arguably the world’s leading youth development club, FC Barcelona, in 2003.

He spent the next six years working as an Academy Coach at the Catalan giants working alongside and with some of Barcelona’s best players and coaching staff that have gone on to either play or coach in the senior team.

This employment with FC Barcelona included stints as a Technical Director of the Catalonia Clubs Division as well as being the Technical Director of the FCBEscola in Barcelona, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Josep Gombau was named Coach of the Year in the Hong Kong first division two years running, elected Head Coach of the Hong Kong All-Star team and also guided Kitchee to the Round of 16 in the AFC Cup two years in succession and this year lead the club to its first ever qualification to the AFC Cup Quarter-finals.

Amongst all this, Gombau also won two Championships, two Hong Kong FA Cups, a Hong Kong Challenge Shield and the Hong Kong League Cup, all within the space of four years.

Josep Gombau holds the highest Spanish coaching licence, the equivalent of the UEFA Pro Diploma attained at the Football Catalonia Federation.

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  • Australian FFA Cup Winner (2014)
  • A-League All Stars Coach (2014)
  • 2 x Hong Kong Championships (2011, 2012)
  • 2 x Hong Kong FA Cups (2012, 2013)
  • Hong Kong League Cup (2012)
  • 2 x Coach of the Year in the Hong Kong first division (2011, 2012)
  • Hong Kong All-Star Team Head Coach (2012)

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  • Level 1 Football Coach (Youth Team Coach) – Football Catalonia Federation (FCF)
  • Level 2 Football Coach (Amateur Coach) – Football Catalonia Federation (FCF)
  • Level 3 Football Coach (the maximum qualification in Spain) Football Catalonia Federation (FCF)
  • High Degree in Sports Activities & Team Sports – Football Catalonia Federation (FCF)
  • UEFA Pro License

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Senior Career
Years Position Club
2016– Head Coach  Australia (Olympic)
2016– Assistant Coach  Australia
2013–15 Head Coach  Adelaide United
2009–13 Head Coach Kitchee SC
2006–10 Technical Director FCBEscola
2004–08 Technical Director FC Barcelona
2003–06 Academy Coach FC Barcelona
2002–03 U-19 Coach CF Amposta
2002–03 Scouting RCD Espanyol
2001–02 Technical Director RCD Espanyol
2001–02 U-19 Coach CF Amposta
2000–01 U-13 Coach CF Amposta
2000–01 Technical Director CF Amposta
2000–01 Scouting RCD Espanyol
1996–00 Youth Coach CF Amposta






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