Quique Setien Age, Career, Family, Status, Height and Net Worth

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Who is Quique Setien?

Enrique Quique Setien Solar is well-known as a Spanish football manager and former player as a central midfielder. He is the current manager of the La Liga club Villarreal.

He was nicknamed ElMaestro and was best known for his two spells with Racing de Santander, starting and completing his 19- year professional career at the club as a player. Setien played 374 matches and scored 58 goals over 15 seasons in La Liga. He also victories 3 international caps for Spain.

Setien started a managerial career in 2001, going on to coach several teams such as Racing. He was in charge of Barcelona for 7 months, being dismissed after an 8-2 loss against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League starting in January 2020.

Playing career


Setién made his La Liga debut in 1977, with his hometown club Racing de Santander born in Santander. Within his 1st spell with the Cantabrians, although he played regularly, he was not yet a regular starter, and he missed the entire 1982–83 season as well as being relegated twice.

Setién represented Atlético Madrid for three years afterward. He enjoyed a good first two seasons but appeared rarely in his last following some spats with elusive club chairman Jesús Gil.

Following a slow start, he was essential in helping the Riojans retain their top-tier status he then moved to CD Logroness in 1988. Then 34-year-old back to Racing in 1992, and scored a career-best 11 goals in the 1st year in his 2nd spell as the side back to the top flight. In June 1996, he played 3 more years with the latter and retired at nearly 38 after featuring for Levante UD in the Segunda División B play-offs, which also ended in promotion.

Setién was voted by Racing’s fans as their best player of all time in 2001. He appeared in almost 600 official matches in nearly 2 decades of play, totaling 95 league goals.

A photo of Quique Setien
A photo of Quique Setien

How old is Quique Setién

Setien is 64 years old as of 2022, having been born on September 27, 1958, in Santander, Spain. He shares his birthday with popular people such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Avril Lavigne, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Anna Camp, Chris Avellone, Clara Hughes, Clementine Paddleford, Diane Abbott, and more.

Quique Setién Family

Who are Quique Setién’s parents

Setien was born and raised on 27 September 1958 in Santander, Spain to his parents. But he has not shared any information about his parents he kept as a secret from the media.

Does Quique Setién have siblings?

Not much-known information about his sibling from the media.

Quique Setién Education

As time went on, the quest to receive a football education became more logical and prevailed over Chess. The quest for football education saw his dad enrolling in available football trials.

Around July 1972, at the center of the Cold War, Setien had already enrolled with SD Casablanca.

Quique Setién Spouse

He has always been silent when it comes to relationships. He is fully focused on his career and loves his work way too much. From the beginning of his career, he always wanted to become the best and gave more time to his job.

Quique Setién Kids

Not much-known information about children in the media.

Quique Setién Height

Adding up to his well-built body, he stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.82 m) and a weight of 167 lbs (76 kg).


Setién appeared 3 times for Spain and was selected for the 1986 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not leave the bench during the tournament in Mexico. On 20 November 1985, his debut came in a 0–0 friendly with Austria, in Zaragoza.

Coaching career

Early career

On 5 October 2001, he began working as a manager, succeeding the dismissed Gustavo Benítez at a Racing side that had started poorly after relegation to Segunda División. He took the team from 17th to promotion as runners-up to Atlético, but left at the end of the season due to pressure and handed the reins to his former teammate Manuel Preciado.

On 17 November, Setién back to the 2nd division with Polideportivo Ejido. He was dismissed with the team in the relegation zone for the 2003–04 campaign.

Setién was appointed assistant coach to the Russia national beach soccer team in 2005. He was in charge of Equatorial Guinea for 3 months within the following year. Following that, he moved to another team. He played for, Logroñes in division 3. Being relieved of his duties midway through the 2007–08 campaign.


He became Cd Lugo’s coach in June 2009. A 2nd-ever for the Galicians, he led the side to promotion to the 2nd tier in his 3rd year. In the following 3 years, they managed to stay afloat, ranking between positions 11th and 15th.

Las Palmas

After the dismissal of Paco Herrera, Setién became the new manager of UD Las Palmas on the top flight on 19 October 2015. He arrived with them in the relegation zone and led them to 11th place in his 1st season.

Setién revealed that he would leave the Canary Islands club at the end of the campaign due to disputes with the board on 18 March 2017.


Setién was appointed manager of Real Betis on a 3-year deal on 26 May 2017. He led the team to the 6th place in his 1st year, with the subsequent qualification to the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.

In January 2019, Setien was linked with a move to FC Barcelona but it did not materialize. he revealed that he would leave the Estadio Benito Villamarín on 19 May.


On 13 January 2020, Setién signed as head coach of Barcelona replacing the dismissed Ernesto Valverde on a contract lasting until June 2022. In his 1st match in charge, 6 days later, he managed a 1–0 home win over Granada CF.

The team eventually completed the domestic league in 2nd position, behind Real Madrid. They lost 8–2 to FC Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, which was the 1st silence in 74 years that the club had conceded 8 goals in a game on 14 August 2020. It was also the 1st loss by a 6-goal margin since 1951. He was officially dismissed 3 days later, subsequently confirming he would take legal action as he felt the terms of his contract were not respected.


Setién back to management replacing Aston Villa-bound Unai Emery at the helm of Villarreal CF on 25 October 2022.

Quique Setién Net Worth

A popular Spanish football manager and former player who played as a central midfielder. His net worth is currently estimated to be $10 million as of 2022.