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Negredo

Attacker

Date of Birth
Aug 20, 1985
Place of Birth
Madrid, Spain
Nationality
Spain
Height
186 cm
Weight
85 kg
Debut
19 August 2013

Bio

Álvaro Negredo Sánchez, known simply as Álvaro Negredo, was born in Madrid, Spain on 20 August 1985. A talented centre forward, he is known for his excellent finishing, his aerial ability and his strong work ethic.

Having started his career in Rayo Vallecano's youth academy, Negredo made his professional debut for the side during the 2004-05 Segunda División B season. He scored one goal for the club before moving to Real Madrid in the summer of 2005. During his time on Real Madrid's books, he played for the club's 'B' team, Real Madrid Castilla, scoring 22 goals in 65 appearances. However, he was unable to break into the first team and completed a move to Almería prior to the 2007-08 season.

Over the course of two seasons with Almería, Negredo enhanced his reputation, scoring 32 goals for the club and finishing as their top goalscorer in both campaigns. In the summer of 2009, Real Madrid made use of a buy-back clause in his contract in order to bring Negredo back to Madrid and he subsequently featured in pre-season matches. Yet, with the likes of Gonzalo Higuaín, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Karim Benzema and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar already at the club, manager Manuel Pellegrini advised him to move again in order to get first team opportunities. Later that summer, he joined Sevilla for a €15 million transfer fee.

During four seasons with Sevilla, Negredo became even more prolific, reaching double figures for goals in each of those seasons. In 2010-11, he reached 20 goals in a single season for the first time, while in 2012-13, he reached the 30 goal mark in all competitions. The 2009-10 season also brought with it the first major trophy of Negredo's career, the Copa del Rey. Ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, he moved to Manchester City, where he was reunited with Manuel Pellegrini. In November 2013, during a Champions League match with CSKA Moscow, he scored his first hattrick for the club.

In terms of international football, Negredo has played for Spain's senior team since 2009, but has struggled to break into the side on a consistent basis. Although he missed out on the 2010 World Cup, he was included as part of Spain's Euro 2012 squad. Negredo featured in two matches during the tournament, and Spain eventually won the competition.

Headlines

Negredo breaks metatarsal

Negredo breaks metatarsal

by Football News

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has been ruled out for "a few months" with a broken metatarsal. The Spain international announced the news on his official Instagram profile on Monday and will now miss the start of the new season... Read more

Negredo eyes World Cup spot

Negredo eyes World Cup spot

by Football News

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has set his sights on securing a starting berth at the FIFA World Cup for defending champions Spain. The 28-year-old is enjoying a prolific campaign for both club and country, with 26 goals in 38 appearances... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Premier League
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Premier League
1724 32 21 11 13 17 9 1 0 0
2013/2014
Primera Division
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
3035 36 34 2 8 2 25 3 0 0
2011/2012
Primera Division
2339 30 28 2 14 3 14 5 0 0
2010/2011
Primera Division
2623 38 29 9 13 9 20 4 0 0
2009/2010
Primera Division
2039 35 25 10 16 12 12 0 0 3
2009/2010
Primera Division
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008/2009
Primera Division
2828 34 34 0 10 1 19 8 0 2
2007/2008
Primera Division
2860 36 34 2 16 3 13 2 0 0
2006/2007
Segunda División
0 40 40 0 0 0 18 0 0 0
2005/2006
Segunda División
0 25 25 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Total 17448 306 270 36 90 47 134 23 0 5

Transfers & Loans

2013
18 Jul
€ 25,000,000
2009
31 Jul
€ 15,000,000
2009
30 Jun
€ 5,000,000
2007
4 Jul
€ 3,000,000
2007
4 Jul
€ 3,000,000
2005
30 Jun
Free Transfer

Games Played

Date Match  
1 Jul 2012 4 0 0 0 0
27 Jun 2012 0 0 0 0 0
23 Jun 2012 2 0 0 0 0
18 Jun 2012 0 1 0 0 0
14 Jun 2012 4 0 0 0 0
10 Jun 2012 1 1 0 0 0