Cristian Hidalgo

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Cristian en el Ayuntamiento de Alicante en 2010.JPG
Cristian (middle) celebrates La Liga promotion with Hércules
Personal information
Full name Cristian Hidalgo González
Date of birth (1983-09-21) 21 September 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Sant Gabriel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Barcelona C 39 (16)
2003–2006 Barcelona B 93 (18)
2006–2009 Deportivo La Coruña 56 (2)
2009–2011 Hércules 42 (3)
2012 Elche 7 (0)
2012 Alki Larnaca 10 (1)
2013 Cherno More 14 (1)
2013–2014 Bnei Sakhnin 26 (1)
2014– Chennaiyin
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Hidalgo and the second or maternal family name is González.

Cristian Hidalgo González, simply known as Cristian (born 21 September 1983), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League, as a winger.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Cristian was a product of FC Barcelona's youth system. He scored three goals during the 2003–04 season and four in the following campaign, while performing as a forward with the B-team. The team's coaches would, however, change his roll into one of a winger, and he impressed in this position, ending the 2005–06 campaign with eleven third division goals; he also played one official game for the main squad, a Copa del Rey match against Zamora CF.[1]

Cristian signed for Deportivo de La Coruña in 2006–07,[2] making his La Liga debut on 27 August 2006 as he came from the bench in a 3–2 home win over Real Zaragoza.[3] As a starter, he scored his first top level goal in a 2–0 success against Real Madrid, also at the Estadio Riazor.[4]

In his second year Cristian netted his second league goal ever, in a 9 December 2007 defeat against his former employers, 1–2 at the Camp Nou.[5] He would only appear in 14 league matches during the season, however.

After featuring even less in the 2008–09 season, Cristian was released and joined Hércules CF in the second division. He contributed with 23 games and three goals in his debut campaign (but only three starts) as the Alicante side returned to the top flight after 13 years.

In mid-March 2012, free agent Cristian signed with Elche CF in division two. He had been limited to training with Hércules for several months.[6][7]

29-year-old Cristian moved abroad for the first time ever in 2012–13, splitting the season between Cyprus' and Alki Larnaca F.C. and Bulgarian club PFC Cherno More Varna.


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