Roberto Soldado

  • Date of birth : 27/05/1985
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Roberto Soldado

Roberto Soldado

Clubs: Real Madrid CF, CA Osasuna (loan), Getafe CF, Valencia CF

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-19 Championship:
winner 2004

• Brought to Madrid by Vicente del Bosque as a 14-year-old in 1999, Soldado spent several seasons gaining a reputation as a prolific goalscorer in the club's youth and B teams.

• Made his Liga debut for Madrid on 23 October 2005 against Valencia, his UEFA Champions League bow having come a month earlier against Olympiacos FC, but failed to establish himself at senior level.

• Spent 2006/07 on loan to Osasuna, where he was the club's top scorer with 11 goals and reached the last four of the UEFA Cup, scoring the winner in the home leg of the semi-final against Sevilla FC.

• A Spanish youth international − and three-goal contributor to the U19 team's European triumph in Switzerland in 2004 − he won two senior caps in June 2007 in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying matches.

• Returned to Madrid for 2007/08 but remained on the periphery of the first-team squad and was eventually sold to Getafe, where he blossomed during a two-year spell that brought him 29 goals in 60 Liga matches.

• Joined home-town club Valencia in June 2010 for €10m with the onus of replacing David Villa and finished the campaign as the club's 18-goal leading scorer in the Liga.

• Continued his prolific ways in 2011/12, registering a UEFA Champions League hat-trick in a 7-0 triumph over KRC Genk and, on his first Spain appearance since June 2007, a treble after coming on at half-time against Venezuela during a Malaga friendly.  

Last updated: 01/03/12 20.56CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 05/10/2015 12:27 CET
23.08.2015Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-1VillarrealVillarreal6710
28.08.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal3-1EspanyolEspanyol9012
13.09.2015Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-3VillarrealVillarreal9000
20.09.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal3-1AthleticAthletic4500
26.09.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0AtléticoAtlético9001
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageVillarrealVillarreal1-0PlzeňPlzeň9000
04.10.2015Spanish LigaLevanteLevante1-0VillarrealVillarreal9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Roberto Soldado
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/05/1985 (30)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Villarreal ( ESP)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    28/09/05: Real Madrid 2-1 Olympiacos
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/03/02: Austria 0-1 Spain

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-2175
Spain U-1983
Spain MERI40
Spain U-1783

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid31
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 02/10/2015 01:20 CET