|Full name||Miguel Palanca Fernández|
|Date of birth||18 December 1987|
|Place of birth||Tarragona, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2008–2009||Real Madrid B||31||(5)|
|2009–2010||→ Castellón (loan)||36||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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; again from the bench, he helped his team beat Valencia CF one week later, at the Santiago Bernabéu (1–0).
For 2009–10, Palanca was loaned to CD Castellón in the second division. 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.
- El canterano Palanca reconoce que fue un debut "agridulce" (Youth system player Palanca acknowledges "bittersweet" debut); Europa Press, 14 December 2008 (Spanish)
- El Real Madrid recupera el pulso tras ganar al Valencia (Real Madrid regains pulse after beating Valencia); El Correo Gallego, 20 December 2008 (Spanish)
- Palanca llega cedido por una temporada del Real Madrid (Palanca arrives on loan from Real Madrid for one season); Marca, 25 August 2009 (Spanish)
- Palanca ficha por el Elche (Palanca signs for Elche); Defensa Central, 2 July 2010 (Spanish)