Carlos Aranda

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Carlos Aranda
Personal information
Full name Carlos Reina Aranda
Date of birth (1980-07-27) 27 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Numancia
Number 24
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Real Madrid C
2000–2002 Real Madrid B 37 (16)
2002 Numancia 13 (3)
2002 Villarreal 8 (0)
2003 Numancia 15 (5)
2003–2004 Albacete 25 (8)
2004–2006 Sevilla 16 (1)
2005–2006 Albacete (loan) 24 (4)
2006–2007 Murcia 26 (11)
2007–2008 Granada 74 15 (2)
2008–2009 Numancia 20 (6)
2009–2011 Osasuna 49 (9)
2011 Levante 10 (0)
2012–2013 Zaragoza 24 (2)
2013 Granada 17 (1)
2013–2014 Las Palmas 26 (7)
2014– Numancia 4 (2)
National team
1998 Spain U17 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Reina and the second or maternal family name is Aranda.

Carlos Reina Aranda (born 27 July 1980) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CD Numancia mainly as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Aranda was born in Málaga, Andalusia. A product of Real Madrid's youth system he never appeared, however, in any La Liga matches with the first team. He played, however, a small part in two UEFA Champions League-winning squads, appearing against Molde FK (1999–2000) and FC Lokomotiv Moscow (2001–02[1]).

In January 2002 Aranda moved to CD Numancia, being instrumental in helping the Soria club barely retain its second division status. This prompted a move at the end of the season to Villarreal CF on a five-year deal[2] but, as opportunities were scarce with the Valencian Community side, he returned to Numancia in January 2003.[3]

Aranda joined Sevilla FC in 2004–05, scoring in his UEFA Cup debut, a 2–0 home win over Alemannia Aachen on 4 November 2004.[4] He was relatively used during the campaign, but was deemed surplus to requirements after the arrivals of Javier Saviola, Luís Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté, and left for Albacete Balompié on loan – he had already represented the Castile-La Mancha team in the 2003–04 season.[5]

Aranda's second spell with Albacete finished on a sour note, as he was accused of unprofessional behaviour by the club. He responded claiming he had been forced to appear at a press conference to show repentance for his actions.[6]

After being instrumental in Real Murcia's return to the top flight in 2007 by netting 11 goals, squad second-best behind Iván Alonso, Aranda had an unassuming spell with Granada 74 CF. After spending the first months of 2008–09 training with lowly CF Gavà, he signed in November 2008 with Numancia for a third stint, appearing and scoring regularly but eventually suffering first division relegation.

On 16 July 2009 Aranda moved to CA Osasuna, as part of a deal that saw Enrique Sola move in the opposite direction, on loan for a season. In his second year with the Navarrese he scored four times but also struggled with injuries and loss of form, and Sola also returned to the team's setup, eventually finishing as top scorer.

In July 2011, aged 31, Aranda signed for Levante UD. In January of the following year, after having received very little playing time, he switched to fellow top-divisioner Real Zaragoza;[7] on 25 February 2012, he put the visitors ahead at hometown's Málaga CF, who eventually won it 5–1.[8]

Aranda switched clubs again in the winter transfer window of 2013, signing for his eighth club in the Spanish top flight, Granada CF, the most for any player.[9]

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid
Villarreal

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