Adrián San Miguel del Castillo

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Adrián in training with Betis
Personal information
Full name Adrián San Miguel del Castillo[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-03) 3 January 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Number 13
Youth career
1998–2006 Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Betis B 62 (0)
2012–2013 Betis 32 (0)
2013– West Ham United 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:32, 13 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Adrián San Miguel del Castillo, simply known as Adrián (born 3 January 1987), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for West Ham United in the Premier League, as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]


Born in Seville, Andalusia, Adrián was a product of hometown Real Betis' youth ranks, after having begun playing as a forward.[3] He spent his first five senior seasons with the reserves, four of those in Segunda División B, successively backing up René and Brimah Razak.[4] He was promoted to the first team for the 2011–12 season as third-choice – still continuing to appear for the B's – but suffered a severe knee injury in November that kept him out of action for several months.[5]

Adrián made his La Liga debut on 29 September 2012, in a 0–4 away loss against Málaga CF: after Casto was sent off in the early minutes, he replaced field player Salvador Agra.[6] Still in the 2012–13 campaign he became the starter, namely putting on a Man of the match performance in a 1–0 home win against Real Madrid on 24 November.[7] Following his debut he went on to start the next 31 games, keeping eleven clean sheets as the club finished in seventh place and qualified to the UEFA Europa League.[2][8]

West Ham United[edit]

On 5 June 2013, it was announced that Adrián would join West Ham United on 1 July, on a three-year contract.[9] The Premier League club had the option to extend this deal for a further two seasons.[2]

Adrián made his debut for the Hammers on 27 August 2013, in a 2–1 home win against Cheltenham Town for the season's League Cup: during the game he fouled Jermaine McGlashan to concede a penalty, which Matt Richards converted.[10] His first league appearance came on 21 December, a 1–3 loss at Manchester United.[11]

On 11 January 2014 Adrián kept his first Premier League clean sheet, in the 2–0 away win over Cardiff City.[12]

On 6 May 2014, Adrián attended West Ham's 2013/14 players awards and won 'Save of the Season' for a fingertip save from Oscar against Chelsea in January. He also won 'Best Individual Performance' for the same game against Chelsea, in which he kept a clean sheet in a goalless draw and 'Signing of the Season'. Adrián was named runner up in the 2014 'Hammer of the Year' to Mark Noble.[13]


As of 12 May 2014.[14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
App CS App CS App CS App CS App CS
Real Betis 2012–13 32 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 11
West Ham United 2013–14 20 6 1 0 5 1 0 0 26 7
Career total 52 17 1 0 5 1 0 0 58 18


  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League squad numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hammers catch keeper Adrian". West Ham United FC. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "La historia de Adrián, el portero que empezó de delantero (vídeo)" [The story of Adrián, the goalkeeper who started as a forward (video)] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Con Adrián, el Betis está en buenas manos (With Adrián, Betis is in good hands); Estadio Deportivo, 24 October 2012 (Spanish)
  5. ^ El portero Adrián estará de baja medio año por una lesión de rodilla (Goalkeeper Adrián will miss half a year due to knee injury); Diario de Sevilla, 10 November 2011 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Malaga crush 10-man Betis; ESPN Soccernet, 29 September 2012
  7. ^ Betis stun Real Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 24 November 2012
  8. ^ "Diego López se lo ha ganado" [Diego López has done very well for himself] (in Spanish). El País. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "West Ham secure the signing of Spanish keeper Adrian". Sky Sports. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "West Ham 2–1 Cheltenham: Match report". 27 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "United revival gathering pace". ESPN FC. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  12. ^ Websell, Paul (15 January 2014). "Jussi or Adrian: Who should be West Ham's number one?". FTB Pro. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "2013/14 Player Awards,". 5 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Adrián career stats at Soccerbase

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