Cristóbal Parralo

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Cristóbal
Personal information
Full name Cristóbal Parralo Aguilera
Date of birth (1967-08-21) 21 August 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Priego de Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Barcelona B 43 (0)
1987–1989 Barcelona 20 (2)
1988–1989 Oviedo (loan) 28 (3)
1989–1991 Logroñés 72 (5)
1991–1992 Barcelona 11 (0)
1992–1995 Oviedo 109 (2)
1995–2001 Espanyol 214 (2)
2001–2003 Paris Saint-Germain 63 (0)
Total 560 (14)
National team
1985–1986 Spain U18 5 (0)
1985–1990 Spain U21 8 (0)
1991–1993 Spain 6 (1)
Teams managed
2008 Benfica (assistant)
2009 Santa Eulàlia
2009 Girona
2012– CF Damm
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Parralo and the second or maternal family name is Aguilera.

Cristóbal Parralo Aguilera, simply known as Cristóbal (born 21 August 1967), is a Spanish retired footballer, and a current manager.

He played mainly as a right back, but could also appear as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

A product of FC Barcelona's youth ranks, Cristóbal was born in Priego de Córdoba, Andalusia, and he made his professional debuts in 1987–88, being regularly used as the Catalans lifted the season's Copa del Rey. Subsequently he represented Real Oviedo and CD Logroñés, where solid displays earned him a return to the Camp Nou.

In his second stint Cristóbal was scarcely played, and returned to Oviedo: in the subsequent nine campaigns (three plus six at Barça neighbours RCD Espanyol) he rarely missed a game, and left Spain in 2001 with 454 La Liga appearances to his credit. Aged 34 he still moved to Paris Saint-Germain FC, having two respectable Ligue 1 seasons before retiring at the end of 2002–03.

After a brief spell with former side Espanyol as director of football,[1] Parralo joined countryman Quique Flores at S.L. Benfica's coaching staff, for 2008–09. Midway through the campaign he returned to his country and signed with lowly PD Santa Eulàlia in the third division, being one of two managers in a relegation-ending season.

In June 2009, Parralo signed a one-year contract with second level's Girona FC.[2] He was sacked in late October, with the club ranking penultimate with just seven points in nine matches.

International career[edit]

Cristóbal earned six caps for Spain, the first in a friendly in Oviedo with Uruguay, on 4 September 1991.[3]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 February 1993 Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain  Lithuania 1–0 5–0 1994 World Cup qualification[4]

Honours[edit]

Barcelona
Espanyol
Paris Saint-Germain

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