Alan Navarro

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Alan Navarro
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-05-31) 31 May 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Liverpool 0 (0)
2001 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 8 (1)
2001 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 7 (0)
2001–2002 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2 (1)
2002–2005 Tranmere Rovers 43 (0)
2004 Chester City (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2005 Macclesfield Town (loan) 11 (1)
2005 Accrington Stanley 3 (0)
2005–2007 Macclesfield Town 59 (2)
2007–2009 Milton Keynes Dons 77 (4)
2009–2012 Brighton & Hove Albion 73 (1)
2012–2014 Swindon Town 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 25 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Navarro (born 31 May 1981) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Swindon Town.

Career[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Navarro started his career at hometown club Liverpool, coming through the youth system before signing a professional contract with the club in the summer of 2000. On 22 March 2001, Navarro joined Crewe Alexandra on loan for six weeks, making eight appearances and scoring one goal.[1] On 8 August 2001, Navarro re-joined Crewe on a month's loan, making a further seven appearances for the club.

On 9 November 2001, Navarro joined Tranmere Rovers on an initial two-month loan deal where he made two league appearances, scoring one goal.[2] Liverpool also allowed Navarro to compete in the FA Cup whilst at Tranmere.[3]

On 23 January 2002, Navarro joined Tranmere permanently on a three-and-a-half-year contract.[4] Whilst at Tranmere, Navarro was loaned out twice, first joining Chester City for a month on 20 August 2004[5] before completing a three-month spell at Macclesfield Town which began on 15 December 2004. Navarro made 11 loan appearances for the club and scored one goal.[2] On 12 May 2005, Navarro had his contract with Tranmere cancelled by mutual consent.[6]

On 12 September 2005, Navarro joined Conference National team Accrington Stanley on non-contract terms after a successful trial with the club.[7] However, after three substitute appearances for Accrington Navarro joined previous loan club Macclesfield on 11 October 2005 on a permanent transfer.[8] After making 59 league appearances and scoring two goals for the club, Navarro was released from his contract at Macclesfield Town following the end of the 2005–06 season.

On 1 August 2007, Navarro joined Milton Keynes Dons (MK Dons) on an initial one-year contract.[9] He signed a one-year contract extension at MK Dons on 11 December 2007.[10] After making 77 league appearances and scoring two goals over two seasons at Milton Keynes, Navarro was released from his contract on 19 May 2009.[11]

Navarro joined Brighton & Hove Albion on trial during the summer of 2009 with a view to earning a professional contract.[12] Navarro started during the 2–0 pre-season friendly victory over AFC Wimbledon[13] and was praised by manager Russell Slade for a good performance.[14] Navarro also started during the 2–0 pre-season friendly victory at Scunthorpe United[15] before signing a two-year contract with the League One club.[16]

In May 2011, Brighton announced that he would not be issued a new deal following the ending of his current contract, but would be invited back to pre-season training to prove he is worth a new contract after an injury-hit season. He earned a one-year contract, and featured in 33 league games during the 2011–12 season, scoring his first goal for Brighton in a 2–1 win against Leeds United at Elland Road in the 90th minute on 11 February 2012.[17] Navarro was released following the expiration of his contract at the end of April 2012.[18] In June 2012 Navarro signed for Swindon Town on a free transfer.[19] He scored twice on his Swindon debut in the League Cup, against former club Brighton.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Navarro Appearance Data 2000/01, Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  2. ^ a b Alan Navarro Appearance Data, Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  3. ^ Tranmere Cup Call for Reds Navarro, Liverpool Echo, 13 November 2001. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  4. ^ Navarro joins Tranmere, BBC Sport, 23 January 2002. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  5. ^ Chester sign Navarro, BBC Sport, 20 August 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  6. ^ Midfielder Navarro exits Tranmere, BBC Sport, 15 May 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  7. ^ Accrington Seal Navarro signing, BBC Sport, 12 September 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  8. ^ Macclesfield Boss Signs Navarro, BBC Sport, 11 October 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  9. ^ Dons Sign Abbey, Navarro & Howell, BBC Sport, 12 August 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  10. ^ Navarro extends MK Dons Contract, BBC Sport, 11 December 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  11. ^ Six players shown Dons exit door, BBC Sport, 19 May 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2009
  12. ^ Albion look at Ifill, The Argus, 20 July 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2010
  13. ^ Navarro starts for Seagulls, The Argus, 21 July 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2010
  14. ^ Slade praises trialist, The Argus, 21 July 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2010
  15. ^ Last chance for Navarro, The Argus, 31 July 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2010
  16. ^ Navarro Signs Deal, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 3 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009
  17. ^ "Poyet to release six of Brighton and Hove Albion squad". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "Albion release keepers". The Argus. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Swindon Town sign Jay McEveley, Alan Navarro and Tommy Miller". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 

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