Jonathan Soriano

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Jonathan Soriano
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Soriano with Red Bull Salzburg in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Soriano Casas
Date of birth (1985-09-24) 24 September 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth El Pont de Vilomara, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Red Bull Salzburg
Number 26
Youth career
2000–2001 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Espanyol B 70 (32)
2002–2009 Espanyol 42 (3)
2006 Almería (loan) 17 (7)
2007 Poli Ejido (loan) 12 (2)
2009 Albacete (loan) 11 (1)
2009–2012 Barcelona B 79 (54)
2012– Red Bull Salzburg 77 (70)
National team
2001–2003 Spain U17 15 (18)
2003 Spain U19 2 (0)
2005 Spain U20 4 (1)
2005 Spain U21 4 (8)
2003– Catalonia 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 January 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Soriano and the second or maternal family name is Casas.

Jonathan Soriano Casas (born 24 September 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays with FC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, as a striker.

Club career[edit]


Born in El Pont de Vilomara i Rocafort, Barcelona, Catalonia, Soriano emerged through RCD Espanyol's youth ranks. He made his debut with the first team during the 2002–03 season, playing one minute in a 3–1 La Liga home win against Rayo Vallecano while still registered with the B-side; he was not admitted as a full-time member of the main squad until 2005–06.[1]

Soriano spent the second halves of that and the following campaigns serving second division loan stints, after which he returned to the Pericos, scoring twice in 24 appearances during the season, incidentally in both 1–0 wins over Getafe CF.[2][3]

In late January 2009 Soriano moved again on loan (and in the second level), joining Albacete Balompié until the end of the season and being released by Espanyol after this spell, his contract not having been renewed.[4]


On 30 July 2009, Soriano joined FC Barcelona's reserves, in division three.[5] He made his official first-team debut on 28 October 2009, playing the dying minutes of the 2–0 triumph at Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa for the campaign's Copa del Rey (7–0 on aggregate);[6] in the league, he ranked amongst the season's top scorers – all four groups combined – as the club returned to the second division after an 11-year absence.

Soriano fared even better in 2010–11, surpassing the 30-goal mark as Barcelona B finished in the promotion play-offs zone, being however ineligible for contention.[7][8]

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

On 19 January 2012, Soriano moved to the Austrian Football Bundesliga with FC Red Bull Salzburg.[9] In his first year, he helped his team win the double.[10]

In the 2013 summer, Soriano was appointed Red Bull's new captain.[11]



Red Bull Salzburg



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