Clubs: Real Madrid CF, RCD Espanyol (loan), CA Osasuna, Club Atlético de Madrid
• Started his career in the Real Madrid CF youth academy but after impressing for the club's B team he only managed six Liga outings before moving on loan to RCD Espanyol in 2005/06.
• Proved himself at the Barcelona club, making his European debut in the UEFA Cup against FK Teplice and scoring his first Liga goal in March 2006 in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Club.
• Sold by Madrid to CA Osasuna in 2006, he helped the Pamplona outfit to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in his debut season, making nine appearances and scoring one goal – away to Parma FC in the final group game.
• Established himself as a regular with Osasuna, making over 100 Liga appearances during the next three seasons.
• Returned to the Spanish capital in January 2011 when he joined Club Atlético de Madrid; experienced mixed fortunes in domestic competition but won his first major honour in helping the Rojiblancos to victory in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League, scoring one goal in 12 appearances
• Rewarded with a UEFA EURO 2012 call-up and his first cap in a pre-tournament friendly against Serbia; was unused in Poland and Ukraine as La Roja retained their European title.
UEFA European Championship: winner 2012
UEFA Europa League: winner 2012
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