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: 15/06/2016 16:43 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
04.10.2015Spanish LigaLevanteLevante1-0VillarrealVillarreal9000
18.10.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-2CeltaCelta9001
25.10.2015Spanish LigaLas PalmasLas Palmas0-0VillarrealVillarreal3100
31.10.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-1SevillaSevilla9000
08.11.2015Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-0VillarrealVillarreal9000
22.11.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-1EibarEibar9000
03.12.2015Spanish CupFirst roundHuescaHuesca3-2VillarrealVillarreal2900
06.12.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9001
13.12.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0Real MadridReal Madrid8310
17.12.2015Spanish CupFirst roundVillarrealVillarreal2-0HuescaHuesca2910
20.12.2015Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad0-2VillarrealVillarreal8000
31.12.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0ValenciaValencia9000
03.01.2016Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo1-2VillarrealVillarreal7600
10.01.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón9002
13.01.2016Spanish CupRound of 16VillarrealVillarreal0-1AthleticAthletic3300
16.01.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-0BetisBetis9000
30.01.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0GranadaGranada9000
06.02.2016Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic0-0VillarrealVillarreal9000
13.02.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0MálagaMálaga7510
21.02.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-0VillarrealVillarreal6400
05.03.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-1Las PalmasLas Palmas9000
20.03.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-2BarcelonaBarcelona8300
03.04.2016Spanish LigaEibarEibar1-2VillarrealVillarreal8210
24.04.2016Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad6800
01.05.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia0-2VillarrealVillarreal6202

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Roberto Soldado
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/05/1985 (31)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Villarreal ( ESP)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • 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: 06/05/2016 01:06 CET