Luis de la Fuente has received in La Rioja the Promecal Award for Sporting Merit surrounded by his countrymen in a gala held in a packed out and well decorated Riojaforum. An award that recognises the career of the coach from La Rioja and especially his time at the head of the Spanish national team, for which 12 December marks one year in the role.
A career with many highs and lows is positively marked with the achievement of a title for Spain at the Nations League held in the Netherlands, where the team coached by Luis de la Fuente beat Croatia in the final played in Rotterdam. Not only that but the success can be seen in Spain's brilliant qualification campaign for the European Championship to be held in Germany this summer. In total, 11 games at the helm of the national team with 10 wins and just one defeat.