Miguel Palanca

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Miguel Palanca
Personal information
Full name Miguel Palanca Fernández
Date of birth (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Tarragona, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
La Salle
1998–2006 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Espanyol B 49 (13)
2007 Espanyol 1 (0)
2008–2009 Real Madrid B 31 (5)
2008–2010 Real Madrid 3 (0)
2009–2010 Castellón (loan) 36 (3)
2010–2013 Elche 72 (5)
2013– Numancia 42 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Palanca and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.

Miguel Palanca Fernández (born 18 December 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Numancia mainly as a right winger – he can also play as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Palanca was a product of RCD Espanyol's youth ranks, playing once for the first team in the 2006–07 season then spending the following campaign solely with the B-side. His La Liga debut came on 29 April 2007, as he came on as a substitute for Albert Riera during the second half of a 1–3 away loss against Sevilla FC.

Subsequently, Palanca was sold to Real Madrid. On 13 December 2008 he made his debut for the main squad, replacing Wesley Sneijder in the first half of a 0–2 away loss against FC Barcelona;[1] again from the bench, he helped his team beat Valencia CF one week later, at the Santiago Bernabéu (1–0).[2]

For 2009–10, Palanca was loaned to CD Castellón in the second division.[3] The following season, after the club's relegation, he signed a two-year contract with another side in that level, Elche CF, with Real Madrid having an option to re-buy on any given period during that timeframe.[4]


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