Diego Cascón

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Cascón and the second or maternal family name is Sandoval.
Diego Cascón
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Personal information
Full name Diego Cascón Sandoval
Date of birth (1984-06-07) 7 June 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth León, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kitchee
Number 33
Youth career
Cultural Leonesa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Cultural B
2003–2007 Cultural Leonesa 80 (18)
2007–2008 Badalona 35 (0)
2008–2009 Poli Ejido 29 (5)
2009–2010 Alcorcón 32 (8)
2010–2011 Eibar 23 (4)
2011–2014 Jaén 72 (20)
2014– Kitchee 9 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:29, 20 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Diego Cascón Sandoval (born 7 June 1984) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Kitchee SC in the Hong Kong First Division League, as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Cascón was born in León, Castile and León. He spent his first 11 seasons as a senior in Segunda División B, amassing totals of 260 games and 55 goals for Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa,[1] CF Badalona, Polideportivo Ejido, AD Alcorcón – with these two teams, he eliminated Villarreal CF and Real Madrid respectively from the Copa del Rey[2]SD Eibar[3] and Real Jaén.[4]

Whilst with the latter club, Cascón solicited the services of a sorcerer in April 2013 in an attempt to end a negative scoring drought, feeling he was a victim of the evil eye.[5] He eventually netted eight goals in 31 matches as the Andalusia side promoted and returned to Segunda División after 11 years.

Cascón made his professional debut on 18 August 2013 at the age of 29, in Jaén's 1–2 home defeat to SD Eibar for the second level season opener.[6] In February of the following year, after only a further ten league appearances and no goals, he moved abroad for the first time, joining a host of compatriots at Kitchee SC in Hong Kong.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2014[7]
Club Season League Cup[8] Other[9] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cultural Leonesa 2002–03 Segunda División B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 Segunda División B 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2004–05 Segunda División B 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2005–06 Segunda División B 27 6 0 0 0 0 27 6
2006–07 Segunda División B 36 12 0 0 0 0 36 12
Total 80 18 0 0 1 0 81 18
Badalona 2007–08 Segunda División B 35 0 2 1 0 0 37 1
Total 35 0 2 1 0 0 37 1
Poli Ejido 2008–09 Segunda División B 29 5 5 0 1 0 36 5
Total 29 5 5 0 1 0 36 5
Alcorcón 2009–10 Segunda División B 32 8 5 1 6 1 43 10
Total 32 8 5 1 6 1 43 10
Alcorcón 2010–11 Segunda División B 23 4 0 0 2 0 25 4
Total 23 4 0 0 2 0 25 4
Jaén 2011–12 Segunda División B 30 12 2 1 2 0 34 13
2012–13 Segunda División B 31 8 4 0 2 0 37 8
2013–14 Segunda División 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 72 20 6 1 4 0 82 21
Kitchee 2013–14 Hong Kong First Division 9 5 3 0 0 0 12 5
Total 9 5 3 0 0 0 12 5
Career total 280 60 21 3 14 1 315 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diego Cascón: "A la Cultural la llevo dentro"" [Diego Cascón: "I carry Cultural in my heart"]. Diario de León (in Spanish). 11 February 2003. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "El azote leonés de Pellegrini" [Pellegrini's scourge from León]. La Crónica de León (in Spanish). 29 October 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Diego Cascón, ilusionado por lograr el ascenso con su nuevo equipo, el Eibar" [Diego Cascón, hopeful on promoting with his new club, Eibar]. El Correo (in Spanish). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "El delantero Diego Cascón, nuevo fichaje" [Forward Diego Cascón, new signing] (in Spanish). RealJaén.net. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Diego Cascón recurre a una hechicera" [Diego Cascón asks for sorcerer intervention] (in Spanish). LeoNoticias. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "El Jaén muere en la orilla" [Jaén dies on the shore]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cascón: Diego Cascón Sandoval". BDFutbol. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Includes Copa del Rey, Hong Kong Senior Shield and Hong Kong FA Cup
  9. ^ Includes Promotion play-offs and Relegation play-offs

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