Bruno (footballer)

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Bruno
Bruno Saltor VCF.jpg
Bruno playing for Valencia (2010)
Personal information
Full name Bruno Saltor Grau
Date of birth (1980-10-01) 1 October 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth El Masnou, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 2
Youth career
Olimpic Mora d'Ebre
Lleida
1997–1999 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Espanyol B 72 (6)
2001–2003 Espanyol 1 (0)
2001–2002 Gimnàstic (loan) 14 (0)
2003–2006 Lleida 110 (1)
2006–2009 Almería 104 (0)
2009–2012 Valencia 59 (0)
2012– Brighton & Hove Albion 74 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:26, 26 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Saltor and the second or maternal family name is Grau.

Bruno Saltor Grau (born 1 October 1980), simply known as Bruno, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Brighton & Hove Albion as a right back.

Football career[edit]

Born in El Masnou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Bruno was a product of RCD Espanyol's youth system. He only appeared once for the first team, playing seven minutes in a 3–1 home win over Rayo Vallecano on 29 September 2001; he was almost exclusively used by the B-side during his tenure, spending three of his four years in Segunda División B.

After a further two stints in his native region, with Gimnàstic de Tarragona (loan) and UE Lleida, Bruno joined UD Almería in the 2006 summer, being instrumental in the Andalusia side's first ever promotion to La Liga as a late bloomer. In 2007–08 he only missed four league games as his team overachieved for a final 8th place, and produced similar numbers in the following season.

In mid-June 2009 Bruno signed a three-year deal with Valencia CF, reuniting with former Almería manager Unai Emery.[1] He had previously arranged a transfer to Real Betis, but the move collapsed as the club was eventually relegated.

On 25 June 2012, after a further 33 league appearances for Valencia in two seasons combined, free agent Bruno signed a two-year contract for Football League Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion.[2] He scored his first goal for his new team on 24 November, helping to a 1–1 home draw against Bolton Wanderers.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 23 November 2014[4][5]
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Espanyol B 2000–01 Segunda División B 32 2 6[a] 0 38 2
2001–02 Segunda División B 9 1 9 1
2002–03 Segunda División B 31 3 31 3
Total 72 6 6 0 78 6
Espanyol 2001–02 La Liga 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 1 0 1 0 2 0
Gimnàstic 2001–02 Segunda División 14 0 0 0 14 0
Total 14 0 0 0 14 0
Lleida 2003–04 Segunda División B 34 1 0 0 5[a] 0 39 1
2004–05 Segunda División 37 0 1 0 38 0
2005–06 Segunda División 39 0 4 0 43 0
Total 110 1 5 0 5 0 120 1
Almería 2006–07 Segunda División 36 0 0 0 36 0
2007–08 La Liga 34 0 2 0 36 0
2008–09 La Liga 34 0 3 0 37 0
Total 104 0 5 0 109 0
Valencia 2009–10 La Liga 26 0 3 0 8[b] 1 37 1
2010–11 La Liga 19 0 2 0 4[c] 0 25 0
2011–12 La Liga 14 0 1 0 3[b] 0 18 0
Total 59 0 6 0 15 0 80 0
Brighton and Hove Albion 2012–13 Championship 30 1 0 0 1 0 31 1
2013–14 Championship 33 1 0 0 0 0 33 1
Total 65 2 0 0 1 0 69 4
Career total 423 9 17 0 1 0 26 1 476 12
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Promotion play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mestalla calls for Moyá and Saltor; UEFA.com, 1 July 2009
  2. ^ "Albion agree Bruno deal". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brighton 1–1 Bolton". BBC Sport. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bruno". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bruno". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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