Bruno celebrates a Villarreal goal
|Full name||Bruno Soriano Llido|
|Date of birth||12 June 1984|
|Place of birth||Artana, Spain|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 19 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Bruno Soriano Llido (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbɾuno soˈɾjano ˈʎiðo]; born 12 June 1984), simply known as Bruno, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Villarreal CF as a defensive midfielder.
Born in Artana, Castellón, Valencian Community, Bruno was a product of Villarreal CF's youth system. He made his debuts for the first team on 1 October 2006, in a 2–1 La Liga away win against RCD Mallorca; his first appearances as a senior were made with the reserve side, which operated in Tercera División.
Bruno made a permanent switch to the main squad in the 2007–08 season, and was a regular fixture in the side's callups throughout the campaign, though not an undisputed starter. The same occurred in the following year as the Yellow Submarine qualified for the UEFA Europa League, as fifth.
In 2009–10 Bruno became an automatic first-choice for Villarreal, finally winning the battle for starting duties over Uruguayan Sebastián Eguren. He only missed one game in 38 in the following season, with the club finishing fourth and returning to the UEFA Champions League.
On 5 August 2010, Vicente del Bosque named Bruno as one of the three new players for the Spanish team after the victorious FIFA World Cup in South Africa, for a friendly with Mexico. On the 11th he made his debut, playing 71 minutes in the 1–1 draw in Mexico City.
- As of 12 June 2014
- "Forlán hace que el Villarreal olvide la crisis" [Forlán makes Villarreal forget about crisis] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- Bruno: "Esto es lo máximo" (Bruno: "It does not get any better than this"); Diario AS, 5 August 2010 (Spanish)
- "Bruno". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
- Villarreal official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data
- Bruno Soriano at National-Football-Teams.com