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Rafael Benitez
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Personal information
Date of Birth 16 April 1960
Place of Birth Madrid, Spain
Managerial statistics
Years managed 2012-2013
Total games 48
Wins 28
Draws 10
Losses 10
Rafael "Rafa" Benítez Maudes (born 16 April 1960) is a football manager who was the interim manager of Chelsea F.C. for most of the 2012-13 season. Benitez was also the manager of Premier League rivals Liverpool from 2004-2010.

Chelsea careerEdit

On 21 November 2012, following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, Benitez was appointed as interim manager of Chelsea for the 2012-13 season. The Spaniards first game in charge was the 0-0 draw with Champions Manchester City. Following another draw with rivals Fulham, Benitez lost 3-1 to West Ham. However, Chelsea's form turned around and Benitez won the next two games. A 6-1 victory over Nordsjaelland was followed by a 3-1 win against Sunderland.

HonoursEdit

  • Europa League (1): 2013

StatsEdit

Competition Total Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against
League 26 15 6 5 49 26
FA Cup 7 4 2 1 17 7
League Cup 3 1 1 1 5 3
Europe 10 7 1 2 23 11
Other 2 1 0 1 3 2
Total 48 28 10 10 100 49
Chelsea F.C. – managers
Robertson (t) (1905-06) • Lewis (t) (1906-07) • Calderhead (t) (1907–33) • Knighton (t) (1933-39) • Birrell (t) (1939-52) • Drake (t) (1952–61) • Tommy Docherty (t) (1961-67) • Sexton (t) (1967-74) • Suart (t) (1974-75) • McCreadie (t) (1975–77) • Shellito (t) (1977–78) • Blanchflower (t) (1978-79) • Hurst (t) (1979-81) • Gould (t) (1981) • Neal (t) (1981-85) • Hollins (t) (1985-88) • Campbell (t) (1988-91) • Porterfield (t) (1991-93) • Webb (t) (1993) • Hoddle (t) (1993-96) • Gullit (t) (1996-98) • Vialli (t) (1998-2000) • Rix and Wilkins (2000) (c) • Ranieri (t) (2000-04) • Mourinho (t) (2004-07) • Grant (t) (2007-08) • Scolari (t) (2008-09) • Wilkins (2009) (c) • Hiddink (2009) • Ancelotti (t) (2009-11) • Villas-Boas (t) (2011-12) • Di Matteo (t) (2012) • Benitez (t) (2012-13) • Mourinho (t) (2013-)

(c) - caretaker manager, (t) - transfers made by manager


Chelsea F.C. – current squad
1. Begovic • 2. Ivanovic • 3. Alonso • 4. Fabregas • 5. Zouma • 6. Ake • 7. Kante • 10. E. Hazard • 11. Pedro • 12. Mikel • 13. Courtois • 14. Loftus-Cheek • 15. Moses • 16. Kenedy • 19. Costa • 21. Matic • 22. Willian • 23. Batshuayi • 24. Cahill • 26. Terry (C) • 28. Azpilicueta • 29. Chalobah • 30. Luiz • 34. Aina • 35. Musonda • 37. Eduardo • 41. Solanke

Manager: Conte

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