What are the players who won Real Madrid’s Septima doing now?

07 Feb 2018

Two decades have passed since Jupp Heynckes’ Real Madrid side won the 1997/98 Champions League title, the seventh in club history.

We take a look at what each of the members of that team are doing now, from club delegate Chendo to new Deportivo La Coruna coach Clarence Seedorf.

Bodo Ilgner

During his playing days the goalkeeper was quiet, but now he gives interviews and is active on Twitter.

He lives between Germany, Spain and the USA and has suggested he might like to become a sporting director.

Cristian Panucci

The full-back is currently in charge of the Albania national team and recently took on Spain in the World Cup qualifiers.

Roberto Carlos

As well as commentating on TV, Roberto Carlos still works for Real Madrid as a club ambassador.

Manuel Sanchis

The captain who lifted that seventh European crown is now a commentator for COPE, while he also organises youth tournaments.

Fernando Hierro

Since November, Hierro is the Spanish FA’s sporting director.

Clarence Seedorf

As of this Monday, Seedorf is the coach of Deportivo La Coruna and he’ll try to keep them in the top division.

Fernando Redondo

He lives in Argentina, although he very recently earned a coaching certificate in Madrid.

Christian Karembeu

Karembeu is currently employed as a strategic advisor for Olympiacos.

Pedja Mijatovic

The hero of the Septima and the man who scored the famous goal currently advises footballers.

He also recently had issues with the Spanish taxman.

Fernando Morientes

As well as working in commentary, Fernando Morientes is the face of MARCA Apuestas.

He has also worked as coach in the Real Madrid youth academy and with Fuenlabrada.

Raul Gonzalez

He was working for LaLiga, but has now returned to work behind the scenes at Real Madrid.

Some believe he could coach the first team one day if he earns his coaching badges.

Davor Suker

The former striker is now the president of the Croatian FA, having been re-elected last December.

He has also, though, spent time in the courts as part of the country’s recent footballing scandal.

Jose Emilio Amavisca

The Spaniard has said that he doesn’t want to coach, while he also didn’t enjoy his time as a commentator.

Santiago Canizares

When he’s not commentating on TV or radio, the retired goalkeeper likes to take part in rally racing.

Victor Sanchez del Amo

Although currently without a club, was in charge of Real Betis last season and helped them secure top-flight survival.

Fernando Sanz

He is currently working as a LaLiga ambassador in the Middle East.

Savio Bortolini

As well as working as a commentator in his native Brazil, Bortolini has dedicated himself to the world of business.


He is currently coaching in the Real Madrid academy and his side won a treble last season.

Aitor Karanka

He was Jose Mourinho’s assistant, before embarking on his own coaching career.

Following a stint at Middlesbrough, where he won promotion, he is now in charge of Nottingham Forest.

Ze Roberto

He isn’t long retired, having played until he was 43.

Jaime Sanchez

Like Seedorf, Jaime Sanchez has been coaching at Deportivo La Coruna, in his case in the youth academy.


He still works for Real Madrid, as the matchday delegate.

Dani Garcia Lara

Besides acting as a football agent, he also works for Bein Sports.

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