Piti (footballer)

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Piti
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Piti in action for Rayo Vallecano in 2011
Personal information
Full name Francisco Medina Luna
Date of birth (1981-05-26) 26 May 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Reus, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Granada
Number 10
Youth career
Atlético Segre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Novelda
2002–2003 Tàrrega
2003–2004 Reus 36 (23)
2004–2005 Zaragoza B 27 (11)
2005–2006 Zaragoza 3 (0)
2005–2006 Ciudad Murcia (loan) 29 (8)
2006–2007 Hércules 21 (2)
2007 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 7 (3)
2007–2013 Rayo Vallecano 206 (52)
2013– Granada 32 (5)
National team
2003– Catalonia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Medina and the second or maternal family name is Luna.

Francisco Medina Luna (born 26 May 1981), commonly known as Piti, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Granada CF as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Piti was signed by Real Zaragoza in 2004 after playing almost exclusively in amateur football, notably scoring 23 goals for CF Reus Deportiu in Tercera División. During his spell in Aragon, however, he was mainly registered with the B-team – he appeared in three La Liga games, totalling 37 minutes – also being loaned to Ciudad de Murcia in Segunda División for the 2005–06 season.

In the summer of 2006 Piti joined Hércules CF in the second level,[1] but, in January of the following year, he moved to Rayo Vallecano in Segunda División B, on loan. After featuring rarely for the Valencian in the first half of 2007–08 (six games, 120 minutes), he returned to Rayo[2] and helped the Madrid outskirts team return to division two, scoring seven goals in 21 matches.

In the following second division seasons, Piti remained an important offensive player for Rayo Vallecano. In 2010–11 he contributed with nine goals – second best in the squad, tied with Argentine Óscar Trejo – as the team returned to the top flight after an eight-year absence.

Piti came of age in the 2012–13 season, at the age of 31, scoring 18 goals in 35 games, only five through penalties, as Rayo posted its best campaign in the main category.[3][4] Highlights included braces at Málaga CF (2–1) and Levante UD (3–2 win), and at home against Getafe CF (3–1).[5][6][7]

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