Albert Virgili

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Albert Virgili
Personal information
Full name Albert Virgili Fort
Date of birth (1983-02-12) 12 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Tarragona, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Gimnàstic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Gimnàstic 0 (0)
2002–2003 Universidad Zaragoza
2003–2004 Zaragoza B 22 (2)
2004–2005 Novelda 10 (0)
2005–2006 Reus 1 (0)
2006 Sporting Mahonés
2006–2009 Pobla Mafumet 106 (63)
2009–2010 Kitchee 15 (12)
2010–2011 Pobla Mafumet 29 (15)
2011 Gimnàstic 5 (1)
2011–2012 Llagostera 21 (8)
2012–2013 Gimnàstic 15 (2)
2013–2014 Ascó 33 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Virgili and the second or maternal family name is Fort.

Albert Virgili Fort (born 12 February 1983) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Virgili emerged through Gimnàstic de Tarragona's youth ranks. He was promoted to the first team for 2001–02, but did not make any Segunda División appearances for the club – the season also ended in relegation – going on to resume his career in the lower leagues. In 2006 he returned to his native region and joined Pobla de Mafumet CF, Nàstic's farm team.

In 2009 Virgili moved abroad, signing with Kitchee SC in Hong Kong.[1] In the following transfer window, however, he rejoined Pobla;[2] during his spell with the latter, he consistently ranked as team top scorer.

In March 2011 Virgili signed a contract with Gimnàstic, being an emergency replacement to severely injured Borja Viguera.[3] His first match for the side occurred on 2 April, coming from the bench for Berry Powel in a 1–1 home draw against CD Tenerife;[4] on 15 May he scored his first second level goal, netting the last in a 3–1 home win over Real Betis.[5]

At the end of the campaign, Virgili was released and signed with neighbouring UE Llagostera in Segunda División B.[6] On 15 July 2012 he returned to his previous team, freshly relegated from division two.[7]

On 26 June 2013, after scoring just twice in 486 minutes of play during the third division season, Virgili was released by Gimnàstic.[8] On 15 July he signed with FC Ascó[9] and, after just one season, the 30-year-old retired and was appointed football coordinator at another former club, Pobla de Mafumet.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L'ex del CF Reus i La Pobla de Mafumet Albert Virgili s'estrena amb la samarreta del Kitchee SC (Ex-Reus and Pobla de Mafumet's Albert Virgili makes debut with Kitchee SC shirt); Reus Digital, 18 August 2009 (Catalan)
  2. ^ Albert Virgili, de la Pobla, torna de Hong Kong (Albert Virgili, from Pobla, returns from Hong Kong); Notícies TGN, 4 January 2010 (Catalan)
  3. ^ El momento de Virgili (Virgili's time); Diari de Tarragona, 16 Marc 2012 (Catalan)
  4. ^ El Tenerife cosecha un punto pero no cambia su situación (Tenerife earns one point but does not improve situation); Marca, 2 April 2011 (Spanish)
  5. ^ El Nástic aplazó el alirón matemático del Betis... pero sólo unas horas (Nàstic postponed Betis' mathematical celebration... but only for a few hours); Marca, 15 May 2011 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Albert Virgili marxa al Llagostera i Tuni renova (Albert Virgili goes to Llagostera and Tuni renews); La Jornada, 6 July 2011 (Catalan)
  7. ^ Albert Virgili torna al Nàstic (Albert Virgili returns to Nàstic); Gimnàstic's official website, 15 July 2012 (Catalan)
  8. ^ Virgili, Perico i Bueno tampoc seguiran al Nàstic (Virgili, Perico and Bueno will not continue with Nàstic); Gimnàstic's official website, 26 June 2013 (Catalan)
  9. ^ Albert Virgili fixatge de luxe de l'Ascó per reforçar la davantera de l'equip a Tercera Divisió (Albert Virgili, Ascó's deluxe signing to strengthen forward lines in Tercera División); L'Ebre Digital, 15 July 2013 (Catalan)
  10. ^ Albert Virgili e Iván López coordinarán el fútbol base del CF Pobla (Albert Virgili and Iván López will coordinate CF Pobla's youth football); Diari de Tarragona, 7 July 2014 (Spanish)

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