Clubs: Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Real Madrid CF, UD Almería, Sevilla FC, Manchester City FC
• Began his career with Rayo Vallecano de Madrid before spending two seasons with Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid CF's reserve side.
• Unable to graduate to the first team despite 18 league goals in 2006/07, he moved to top-flight newcomers UD Almería and became their top scorer with 12 goals, leading them to eighth place in the Liga; hit 19 goals in 2008/09, 11 of them scored with former Madrid great Hugo Sánchez at the helm as Almería finished 11th.
• Madrid exercised an option to bring him back to the Santiago Bernabéu in summer 2009 but a raft of new signings led to his transfer to Sevilla FC, where he signed a five-year contract and set about the difficult task of breaking up the established strike partnership of Luis Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté.
• Eleven league goals in his debut season in Seville were followed by 20 in 2010/11, a total which placed him joint third in the Pichichi standings behind Lionel Messi (31) and Cristiano Ronaldo (40), and 13 in 2011/12.
• On target twice on his first start for Spain, a 5-2 FIFA World Cup qualifying triumph over Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 2009, his last goals before scoring against the United States and Liechtenstein in 2011; earned one start at UEFA EURO 2012 in the semi-final against Portugal as Spain went on to lift the trophy.
• Struck 25 Liga goals in his final season with Sevilla as the club ended ninth, before moving to England with Manchester City FC for a reported fee of €24m.
UEFA European Championship: winner 2012
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|06.02.2013||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Spain||3-1||Uruguay||15||0||0|
|22.03.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Spain||1-1||Finland||25||0||0|
|19.08.2013||English Premier League||Man. City||4-0||Newcastle||10||0||0|
|25.08.2013||English Premier League||Cardiff||3-2||Man. City||21||1||0|
|31.08.2013||English Premier League||Man. City||2-0||Hull||45||1||0|
|06.09.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Finland||0-2||Spain||19||1||0|
|10.09.2013||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Spain||2-2||Chile||24||0||0|
|14.09.2013||English Premier League||Stoke||0-0||Man. City||90||0||0|
|17.09.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Plzeň||0-3||Man. City||7||0||0|
|22.09.2013||English Premier League||Man. City||4-1||Man. United||75||0||2|
|24.09.2013||English League Cup||Third round||Man. City||5-0||Wigan||11||0||1|
|28.09.2013||English Premier League||Aston Villa||3-2||Man. City||90||0||0|
|02.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Man. City||1-3||Bayern||33||1||0|
|05.10.2013||English Premier League||Man. City||3-1||Everton||90||1||0|
|11.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Spain||2-1||Belarus||33||1||0|
|15.10.2013||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Spain||2-0||Georgia||90||1||0|
|19.10.2013||English Premier League||West Ham||1-3||Man. City||66||0||0|
|23.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||CSKA Moskva||1-2||Man. City||72||0||1|
|27.10.2013||English Premier League||Chelsea||2-1||Man. City||3||0||0|
|30.10.2013||English League Cup||Fourth round||Newcastle||0-2||Man. City||110||1||0|
|02.11.2013||English Premier League||Man. City||7-0||Norwich||45||1||0|
|10.11.2013||English Premier League||Sunderland||1-0||Man. City||71||0||0|
|24.11.2013||English Premier League||Man. City||6-0||Tottenham||90||1||0|
|27.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Man. City||4-2||Plzeň||15||1||0|
|01.12.2013||English Premier League||Man. City||3-0||Swansea||63||1||0|
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