Carlos Calvo Sobrado
Calvo (left) in action for Xerez
|Full name||Carlos Calvo Sobrado|
|Date of birth||18 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current club||Skoda Xanthi|
|2010–2011||→ Granada (loan)||37||(3)|
|2011–2012||→ Hércules (loan)||42||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Carlos Calvo Sobrado (born 18 September 1985 in Madrid) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Skoda Xanthi F.C. in the Superleague Greece. Mainly a winger, he can also appear as a forward.
After playing well into his 20s with modest clubs – Elche CF Ilicitano, Real Valladolid B, Villajoyosa CF and CD Alcoyano – Calvo had his first taste of professional football in the 2007–08 season, with second division's Xerez CD. On 13 June 2009 he became an integral part of the Andalusians' history, as he scored the 2–1 winner against SD Huesca which certified the club's first ever promotion to La Liga.
On 31 January 2010, as Xerez ranked last in the league, Calvo netted twice to help it come from behind against RCD Mallorca at home, in just the second win in 20 games. After the team's relegation he moved to Serie A side Udinese Calcio, for three years; however, on 13 July, he was transferred to Granada CF in the second level.
Calvo started in 15 of the league matches he appeared in his only season and scored three times, as the club achieved a second consecutive promotion. Still owned by the Italians, he spent the following campaign also in division two, with Hércules CF.
- El Xerez hace historia con su primer ascenso a Primera (Xerez makes history with first Primera promotion); Marca, 13 June 2009 (Spanish)
- Xerez stun Mallorca to record much-needed win; ESPN Soccernet, 31 January 2010
- Carlos Calvo y Matías Alonso, nuevos fichajes del Granada Club de Fútbol (Carlos Calvo and Matías Alonso, new Granada Club de Fútbol signings); Granada's official website, 13 July 2010 (Spanish)[dead link]
- "El Hércules cierra la incorporación de Carlos Calvo" [Hércules completes Carlos Calvo addition] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- "El Almería cierra el fichaje de Carlos Calvo" [Almería completes signing of Carlos Calvo] (in Spanish). Teleprensa. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- Hércules official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Transfermarkt profile