Mario Cotelo

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Mario Cotelo
Personal information
Full name Mario Gutiérrez Cotelo
Date of birth (1975-02-10) 10 February 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Langreo, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Sporting B 62 (7)
1995–2001 Sporting Gijón 148 (10)
1996–1997 Badajoz (loan) 36 (1)
2001–2002 Sevilla 5 (0)
2003 Las Palmas 18 (1)
2003–2009 Getafe 142 (5)
* 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 Gutiérrez and the second or maternal family name is Cotelo.

Mario Gutiérrez Cotelo (born 10 February 1975) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a right midfielder.

He amassed La Liga totals of 168 games and six goals over the course of ten seasons, representing in the competition Sporting de Gijón, Sevilla and Getafe.

Football career[edit]

Born in Langreo, Asturias, Cotelo began his career at local giants Sporting de Gijón, and played for its B-team during his first two seasons as a senior. During 1993–94 he appeared once for the main squad and, after a loan to Segunda División side CD Badajoz, would become an important player with the latter.

After four full seasons with Gijón, Mario returned to La Liga with Sevilla FC, but would only appear five times for the Andalusians during one 1/2 seasons, moving to UD Las Palmas in January 2003. In the 2003–04 campaign he was a key element in Getafe CF's first ever promotion to the top flight, and went on to appear in 93 league games combined in the following three years.

Used sparingly throughout 2007–08, Mario also played in six incomplete UEFA Cup contests in the Madrid team's quarterfinal run. In the next season he featured even less (two matches, four minutes total), and was released at its closure.

Not being able to find a new club, Mario retired from the game in early 2010, at the age of 35. He played a total of 349 matches in the country's two major divisions.

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