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Raúl Albiol

Raúl Albiol

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

• Came up through the junior ranks at Valencia − making his senior debut against AIK Solna during their triumphant UEFA Cup campaign in 2003/04 − but given his Liga bow by Getafe CF, where he spent the following season on loan.

• Ever-present in Valencia's 2006/07 UEFA Champions League campaign, starting all ten matches as they reached quarter-finals; scored a spectacular long-range effort in a 4-2 win at Olympiacos FC, his first in Europe.

• Won the Spanish Cup, as well as his first senior international caps, in 2007/08; left Valencia in summer 2009 for Madrid after 131 Liga appearances for the Mestalla club.

• Initially a first-team regular at Madrid, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win at Olympique de Marseille on matchday six of the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League.

• Having played twice at UEFA EURO 2008, in 2-1 group stage wins against Sweden and Greece, he was an unused member of the Spain squads which won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and UEFA EURO 2012.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
 winner 2008, 2012

Last updated: 03/07/13 12.36CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Raúl Albiol
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/09/1985 (29)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 33
  • Club: Napoli ( ITA)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    24/09/03: AIK 0-1 Valencia
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    22/05/04: Spain 1-0 Netherlands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-2150
Spain U-1950

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid211
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 02/10/2015 01:21 CET