Juan José Jiménez Barroca Celebrates Europa League Win with Sevilla
Juan José Jiménez Barroca soaked up a night of history as part of the Sevilla backroom team as the La Liga side took on Roma to win a record seventh Europa League on 31st May.
Respected sports medicine doctor and Football Careers client Juan was in the Puskas Stadium in Budapest amidst all the drama as José Luis Mendilibar’s team bravely fought back from going behind to a Final opener from Roma’s Paulo Dybala.
José Mourinho’s Serie A stars were hauled level by Gianluca Mancini’s own goal and the Spaniards went on to cruise the penalty shootout 4-1, wrapping up ownership of silverware that has now become synonymous with their club.
Juan was thrilled to be a part of it all again and he said:
“Thanks to this magnificent club for giving me so much, to the players and coaches for achieving this new feat, to this wonderful medical team for rising to the occasion at the highest level and, of course, to my family.
“Without them I would not I would have the support to be able to be part of these successes and to them I dedicate everything. I’m just very happy to be part of a Europa League triumph again.”
Barocca is currently working as a consultant with Sevilla. The sports medicine expert was
formerly Head of Medical Staff at Guizhou Henfeng Zicheng and Shangai Greenland Shenhua in China.
Juan’s work with the Europa League holders sees him directly diagnose and treat players from the academy to first team level. He focuses on injury prevention and innovative rehabilitation techniques to return Sevilla’s players to the field in peak condition after spells on the sidelines.