Cani

  • Date of birth : 03/08/1981
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Spain Spain
 
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Cani

Clubs: Real Zaragoza, Villarreal CF

• Zaragoza-born, Cani (real name Rubén Gracia Calmache) played for the B team at his home-twon club before making his senior debut in the Liga against FC Barcelona in the final game of 2001/02 season, which ended in relegation.

• Played a prominent role in helping Zaragoza win immediate promotion back to top flight and spent the next three seasons proving his worth in the Liga, making 96 appearances and scoring eight goals; won the Copa del Rey in 2004 but was sent off in the final against Real Madrid CF (3-2).

• Joined Villarreal for €11m in 2006 and took the No10 shirt; made 35 appearances, scoring four goals, in his debut campaign, his first goal coming in a 3-2 home win against − of all teams − Zaragoza.

• Often a substitute in 2007/08 as Manuel Pellegrini's side finished runners-up to Madrid; made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 0-0 draw with Manchester United FC at Old Trafford in September 2008.

• Scored a career-best tally of six league goals in 2008/09 − including one apiece against Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia CF and Club Atlético de Madrid − prompting more regular appearances under Pellegrini's successors, Ernesto Valverde and Juan Carlos Garrido, in the following two campaigns.

Last updated: 20/04/11 20.12CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 02/09/2014 02:02 CET
24.08.2014Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-2VillarrealVillarreal6301
31.08.2014Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-1BarcelonaBarcelona7000

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Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Cani
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 03/08/1981 (33)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Villarreal ( ESP)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    16/09/04: Zaragoza 1-0 Sigma

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Villarreal121
Total121
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Villarreal297
Zaragoza90
Total387
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Villarreal20
Total20
Last updated: 22/08/2014 01:15 CET
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