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


UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Raúl Bravo
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/04/1981 (37)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Aris ( 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

Spain U-1660

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid230
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 26/10/2016 16:12 CET