Aleix Vidal

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Aleix Vidal
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Vidal playing for Sevilla in April 2015
Personal information
Full name Aleix Vidal Parreu
Date of birth (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Valls, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2008 CF Damm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Espanyol B 2 (0)
2009 Panthrakikos (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2010 Pobla Mafumet 31 (7)
2009–2010 Gimnàstic 2 (0)
2010–2011 Mallorca B 35 (6)
2011 Almería B 1 (2)
2011–2014 Almería 120 (17)
2014– Sevilla 24 (3)
National team
2013– Catalonia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 December 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vidal and the second or maternal family name is Parreu.

Aleix Vidal Parreu (born 21 August 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sevilla FC mainly as a right winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Valls, Tarragona, Catalonia, Vidal signed for RCD Espanyol in 2008 but never appeared for its first team, finishing his only season with the club on loan to Greek club Panthrakikos FC. On 31 August 2009 he signed for Segunda División side Gimnàstic de Tarragona,[1] but spent the vast majority of the season with Pobla de Mafumet CF, the farm team.

Vidal joined RCD Mallorca in the 2010 summer, being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B. In mid-June 2011, after the club's relegation, he joined another reserve team also in the category, UD Almería B.[2]

Vidal made his debut for the Andalusians' main squad on 27 August 2011, against Córdoba CF.[3] Shortly after he was promoted to the first team and received the #8 jersey, following the departure of Albert Crusat to Wigan Athletic;[4] in his second season he scored four goals in 37 games – 30 starts, nearly 2,600 minutes of action – helping to a return to La Liga after two years.

On 6 August 2013 Vidal renewed his link with Almería, until 2017.[5] He made his top flight debut on 19 August by starting in a 2–3 home loss to Villarreal CF,[6] and scored his first goal roughly a month later, in a 2–4 defeat at Atlético Madrid.[7]

On 16 June 2014 Vidal joined Sevilla FC for a 3 million fee, signing a four-year contract.[8] He made his competitive debut on 12 August in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium, playing 66 minutes before being substituted for fellow debutant Iago Aspas in a 0–2 defeat to Real Madrid;[9] he found the net on his league debut 11 days later, opening the scoring in a 1–1 home draw against Valencia CF.[10]

International career[edit]

Vidal during his debut match for Catalonia

Vidal made his debut for Catalonia on 30 December 2013, playing the second half of a 4–1 win over Cape Verde at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.[11]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played on 4 April 2015
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gimnàstic 2009–10[12] Segunda División 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mallorca B 2010–11[12] Segunda División B 35 6 35 6
Almería 2011–12[12] Segunda División 41 5 2 0 43 5
2012–13[12] Segunda División 37 4 4 1 4[a] 2 45 7
2013–14[12] La Liga 38 6 4 1 42 7
Total 116 15 10 2 4 2 130 19
Sevilla 2014–15[13] La Liga 24 3 4 0 7[b] 0 35 3
Career total 176 24 14 2 11 2 201 28
  1. ^ Appearances in Promotion Play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gimnastic: se incorpora Aleix Vidal" [Gimnastic: Aleix Vidal joins] (in Spanish). esFutbol. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ El Almería B ficha a Aleix Vidal, del Mallorca, y a Javi Manzano, del Poli Ejido (Almería B signs Aleix Vidal, from Mallorca, and Javi Manzano, from Poli Ejido); Almería's official website, 15 June 2011 (Spanish)
  3. ^ Córdoba 1–1 Almería; RFEF, 27 August 2011 (Spanish)
  4. ^ El Almería ficha a Omar, del Tenerife, y sube a Aleix Vidal al primer equipo (Almería signs Omar from Tenerife, and promotes Aleix Vidal to first team); Almería's official website, 31 August (Spanish)
  5. ^ Aleix Vidal seguirá vistiendo de rojiblanco hasta junio de 2017 (Aleix Vidal will wear the red-and-white shirt until June 2017); Almería's official website, 6 August 2013 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Valiant Villarreal open with win; ESPN FC, 19 August 2013
  7. ^ Atleti maintain perfect start; ESPN FC, 14 September 2013
  8. ^ Aleix Vidal pasa reconocimiento médico con el Sevilla (Aleix Vidal passes medical with Sevilla); Marca, 16 June 2014 (Spanish)
  9. ^ Phillips, Rob (12 August 2014). "Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Kemp, Jamie (23 August 2014). "Sevilla 1–1 Valencia: Vidal’s goal cancelled out by Orbán". Inside Spanish Football. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Catalonia – Cape Verde: Catalonia claim victory with eight FC Barcelona players (4–1)". FC Barcelona. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Aleix Vidal: Aleix Vidal Parreu". BDFutbol. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Aleix Vidal". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 

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