roberto soldado - fact file

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FULL NAME :  ROBERTO SOLDADO RILLO

Born on 27th May 1987 in Valencia, Spain.

Height : -  1.79m  (5' 10")

Weight : -  - kgs    (st lbs)

 
A proven scorer, Roberto Soldado was signed for a new record transfer fee for the club, in an attempt to score the goals to take Spurs back into the Champions League.

Don Bosco, a local Valencia side, was Roberto's first club and he joined them in 2000, before being taken to Real Madrid in 2002.  Initially starting in the Castilla side, who were Real's B team, Soldado scored prolifically, averaging a goal every two games.  When he was taken into the first team squad again, there was no certainty in being included in the starting eleven, with his place at the club thrown into doubt by his being the first player to leave the club when new manager Fabio Capello took over.  Roberto moved to Osasuna as they could offer him Champions League football and he ended the season long loan as the club's top scorer.

Returning to the Bernabeu in 2007, the striker signed a new five year deal, but had only one more season with the club, before being sold to Getafe in late 2008 for 4,000,000.  The Madrid club proved to be a home for his talents, as his goals helped them maintain their position in La Liga, but when Valencia came knocking in 2010, Getafe could not resist the 10,000,000 fee that took Soldado back to his home town club.

His ability to take his shots on goal early and catch keepers who hadn't set themselves unawares helped him joint top score in La Liga and Valencia finished their season in third place, thus returning to the Champions League.  His goal-scoring had found another comfortable home, with an average of over a goal every two games at the Mestella, but towards the end of the 2012-13 season, it was rumoured that he and his agent had fallen out with the President, who, with money worries threatening the club's building of their new stadium, was quietly open to offers for the Spanish international forward.

During his final season at Valencia, Roberto scored 24 goals in 36 La Liga appearances - all from inside the box and this aspect of his play made him one of the most prized penalty area poachers in Europe.

Rumours surrounded the move to Tottenham for a long time, with the player being given extended leave after playing late into July in the Confederations Cup in Brazil, with Spain finishing runners-up.  Spurs had to meet the 26 million buy out clause in his contract, but hope it will be money well spent come the end of the season.

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Real Madrid B (Spain) 2002 - ??  120 64
Real Madrid (Spain) 2005 - 28th September 2005 v Olympiakos (Champions League) (home) won 2-1 16 2
Osasuna (Spain) 24th July 2006 Loan ??  - 15
Getafe (Spain) July 2008 4,000,000 ??  - -
Valencia (Spain) June 2010 ?? 14th September 2010 v Bursaspor (Champions League) (away) won 3-0 141 82
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 5th August 2013 26,000,000 ??  ?? ??
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Career Record
Real Madrid B
- League appearances; ?? goals
- Kings Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European/Other appearances; ?? goals
Real Madrid
- League appearances; ?? goals
- Kings Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European/Other appearances; ?? goals
Osasuna (loan)
30 League appearances; 11 goals
- Kings Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European/Other appearances; ?? goals
Getafe
60 League appearances; 29 goals
- Kings Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European/Other appearances; ?? goals
Valencia
101 League appearances; 59 goals
- Kings Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European/Other appearances; ?? goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European appearances; ?? goals
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- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals

Honours
Spain international
11 full caps;  6goals
Debut : - Under-21 caps; goals
9 Under-21 caps; 5 goals
9 Under-19 caps; 6 goals
3 Under-18 caps; 3 goals
18 Under-17 caps; 12 goals
2 Under-15 caps; 0 goals
La Liga winners medal 2007-2008  (Real Madrid)
Supercopa de Espana runners-up medal 2007  (Real Madrid)
UEFA U19 Championship winners medal 2004
FIFA Confederations Cup runners-up medal 2013
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
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             Appearances

Season League FA Cup League Cup European/European Cup Winners Cup/UEFA Cup Football Combination South-East Counties Division 1 South-East Counties Division 2
2002-2003 (Real Madrid) B 26 games (7 goals) - - - - - -
2003-2004 (Real Madrid B) 26 games (7 goals) - - - - - -
2004-2005 (Real Madrid B) 26 games (7 goals) - - - - - -
2004-2005 (Real Madrid) 0 games (0 goals)

2 games (0 goals)

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2005-2006 (Real Madrid B) 29 games (19 goals) - - - - - -
2005-2006 (Real Madrid)

11 games (2 goals)

4 games (1 goal)

2 games (1 goal)

- - -
2006-2007 (Osasuna) 30 games (11 goals)

3 games (1 goal)

11 games (1 goal) - - -
2007-2008 (Real Madrid) 5 games (0 goals) 2 games (0 goals) 1 game (0 goals) - - -
2008-2009 (Getafe) 34 games (13 goals) - - - - - -
2009-2010 (Getafe) 26 games (16 goals) 16 games (4 goals) - - - -
2010-2011 (Valencia) 34 games (18 goals) 3 games (1 goal) 7 games (6 goals) - - -
2011-2012(Valencia) 32 games (17 goals) 6 games (3 goals) 13 games (7 goals) - - -
2012-2013 (Valencia) 35 games (24 goals) 4 games (2 goals) 7 games (4 goals) - - -
2013-2014 (THFC) - - - - - - -
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