Raúl Bravo

  • Date of birth : 14/04/1981
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Raúl Bravo

Raúl Bravo

An experienced former Real Madrid CF and Spanish international defender, Raúl Bravo is equally comfortable performing at left-back or centre-back. He joined Olympiacos FC from Madrid in 2007 but returned to Spain for a brief loan spell at CD Numancia before establishing himself with the Greek champions in 2009/10.

• Joined the Madrid academy aged 16 and worked his way up through various youth and nursery teams until he made his top-flight debut against Athletic Club on 6 October 2001.

• An intermittent member of the Madrid side that won the UEFA Champions League in 2001/02.

• Kept out of starting XI by Roberto Carlos, he was sent on loan to Leeds United AFC in January 2003 but made only five Premier League appearances.

• Revived career as central defender at Madrid under coach Carlos Queiroz in 2003/04 and also became a prominent member of Iñaki Sáez's Spain team for UEFA EURO 2004, both in qualifying and at the finals in Portugal, where he started all three matches; received no further caps thereafter.

• Ended Madrid career with 77 Liga appearances and four goals, joining Olympiacos on four-year contract; loaned to Numancia but career in Greece rekindled by both Bozidar Bandovic and Zico, who fielded him from start to finish in all six 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group games.

Did you know?
Raúl Bravo won two Spanish titles with Madrid, under Vicente del Bosque in 2002/03 and Fabio Capello in 2006/07, but started only four matches in the two campaigns combined.

Last updated: 04/02/10 15.09CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 18/12/2014 02:05 CET
01.09.2014Greek Super LeagueOFIOFI0-1VeriaVeria7200
13.09.2014Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria2-1KerkyraKerkyra9000
20.09.2014Greek Super LeagueOlympiacosOlympiacos3-0VeriaVeria9000
28.09.2014Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria2-0GianninaGiannina9000
19.10.2014Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria2-1LevadiakosLevadiakos9000
01.11.2014Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria2-2PanioniosPanionios9010
30.11.2014Greek Super LeaguePanathinaikosPanathinaikos2-1VeriaVeria9000
06.12.2014Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria2-0PlataniasPlatanias9000
14.12.2014Greek Super LeagueAsterasAsteras2-0VeriaVeria9000
17.12.2014Greek Super LeagueVeriaVeria2-0VolouVolou9000

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General info

  • Name: Raúl Bravo
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/04/1981 (33)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Veria ( GRE)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 70kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    30/10/01: Lokomotiv Moskva 2-0 Real Madrid
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    26/04/98: Spain 1-0 Finland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain70
Spain U-1660
Total130

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Real Madrid230
Olympiacos150
Total380
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Olympiacos20
Total20
Last updated: 19/03/2013 12:58 CET
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