Jesús Mateo

Spanish professional basketball coach
Jesús Mateo
Real Madrid
PositionHead coach
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1969-01-23) January 23, 1969 (age 53)
Madrid, Spain
Coaching career1993–present
Career history
As coach:
1993–1997Spain U16 (assistant)
1995–1997Real Canoe (assistant)
1997–1999Real Madrid B (assistant)
Real Madrid (assistant)
2004–2006Unicaja Málaga (assistant)
2006–2007CAI Zaragoza
2007–2009Fuenlabrada (assistant)
2010–2012Unicaja Málaga
2012–2013Shanxi Loongs
2014–2022Real Madrid (assistant)
2022–presentReal Madrid
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

As assistant coach:

Jesús "Chus" Mateo Díez (born January 23, 1969) is a Spanish professional basketball coach. He is the current head coach of Real Madrid of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.

Coaching career

Mateo spent most of his career as an assistant coach. He began coaching at the youth basketball teams of the Augustinian College of Madrid and Real Madrid, where he worked from 1991 to 1995. Between 1993 and 1997, he was an assistant coach of Spain U16.[1]

On 27 June 2006, Mateo was appointed by CAI Zaragoza, becoming a head coach for the first time in his career.[1]

In 2012, Mateo went abroad, signing with the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.[2]

In 2014, he became Pablo Laso's assistant at Real Madrid. Apart from winning a lot of trophies as Laso's understudy, Mateo also led Madrid to victories as an interim head coach. Under his reins, on 23 December 2021, an extremely depleted due to COVID-19 Real Madrid squad won against highly favored CSKA Moscow.[3] Mateo also led Madrid to a 3–1 victory in the 2022 ACB playoff final series against Barcelona to win a record 36th league title for Los Blancos.[4]

On 5 July 2022, Mateo was promoted to a permanent head coach after Real Madrid part ways with Laso.[5][6]

Personal life

Mateo has his own basketball academy named after him.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Chus Mateo, nuevo entrenador de CAI Zaragoza" (in Spanish). Solobasket. June 27, 2006. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  2. ^ "Paco Aurioles se marcha a entrenar a China con Chus Mateo" (in Spanish). August 23, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  3. ^ "Madrid enjoy epic win over CSKA". Real Madrid. December 23, 2021. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  4. ^ "Mateo: "Hemos sido un equipo con mayúsculas"" (in Spanish). ACB. June 19, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  5. ^ "Comunicado Oficial" (in Spanish). Real Madrid. July 5, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  6. ^ "Real promotes assistant Mateo to head coach". Euroleague Basketball. July 5, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  7. ^ Chus Mateo Academy

External links

  • Jesus Mateo basketball profile (in English)
  • Jesús Mateo | Coach Plantilla | Real Madrid CF (in English)
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