Armando Lozano

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Armando
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Personal information
Full name Armando Lozano Sánchez
Date of birth (1984-12-16) 16 December 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Motril, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Motril
2002–2003 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Motril 7 (0)
2003–2006 Málaga B 62 (0)
2003–2004 Los Palacios (loan) 15 (0)
2006–2007 Málaga 25 (0)
2007–2008 Levante B 12 (0)
2008 Levante 12 (0)
2008–2009 Cartagena 28 (2)
2009–2012 Barcelona B 51 (2)
2012 Veracruz 4 (1)
2013–2014 Córdoba 27 (2)
2014 New York Red Bulls 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lozano and the second or maternal family name is Sánchez.

Armando Lozano Sánchez (born 16 December 1984), known as simply Armando, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Motril, Granada, Armando began playing football in his hometown, with Motril CF. In 2002 he moved to Andalusia neighbours Málaga CF to finish his formation, playing his first two professional seasons with its B-team in Segunda División.

In 2006–07 Armando was definitely promoted to the first team, appearing regularly as the side was also in the second level. For the following campaign he moved to La Liga with Levante UD, making his competition debut on 17 February 2008 in a 2–1 home win against CA Osasuna; in the middle of a serious financial crisis, the Valencian club would also be relegated.

After a spell with FC Cartagena, which he helped promote to division two, Armando stayed nonetheless in Segunda División B, signing with FC Barcelona's reserves.[1] He was only played regularly in the last season of his three-year spell, starting in all 23 of his second division appearances under the guidance of new manager Eusebio Sacristán.

On 18 December 2012, after an unassuming spell in Mexico with Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz,[2] Armando returned to his country and joined Córdoba CF in the second level, penning a two 1/2-year contract.[3] He made his official debut on 10 January of the following year, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–5 away loss against former team Barcelona for the Copa del Rey,[4] and appeared regularly during the second half of the league campaign, forming a solid partnership with Kiko.[5]

On 23 January 2014, Armando signed with New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer.[6][7] He appeared in 25 competitive matches in his debut campaign. On 7 March 2015, on the eve of the 2015 Red Bulls season, he was waived by the club.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2014[9]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[10] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motril 2001–02 7 0 7 0
Málaga B 2002–03 3 0 3 0
Los Palacios 2003–04 15 0 15 0
Málaga B 2004–05 23 0 23 0
2005–06 36 0 36 0
Total 62 0 62 0
Málaga 2006–07 25 0 4 0 29 0
Levante B 2007–08 12 0 12 0
Levante 2007–08 12 0 1 0 13 0
Cartagena 2008–09 28 2 28 2
Barcelona B 2009–10 16 1 16 1
2010–11 12 0 12 0
2011–12 23 1 23 1
Total 51 1 51 2
Veracruz 2012–13 4 1 4 0 8 1
Córdoba 2012–13 19 1 1 0 20 0
2013–14 8 1 0 0 8 1
Total 27 2 1 0 28 2
New York Red Bulls 2014 19 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 25 0
Career totals 262 7 11 0 4 0 1 0 278 7

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