Oriol Rosell

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Oriol Rosell
Oriol Rosell 2013 Catalonia.jpg
Personal information
Full name Oriol Rosell Argerich
Date of birth (1992-07-07) 7 July 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Puig-reig, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
Youth career
2006–2011 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Barcelona B 6 (0)
2012–2014 Sporting Kansas City 43 (2)
2014– Sporting CP 0 (0)
National team
2013– Catalonia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 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 Rosell and the second or maternal family name is Argerich.

Oriol Rosell Argerich (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈuɾi ruˈzeʎ]; born 7 July 1992) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal as a defensive midfielder. He also represents the Catalonia national team.

Club career[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Born in Puig-reig, Barcelona, Catalonia, Rosell joined FC Barcelona's youth system in 2006, aged 14. He made his senior debuts on 14 January 2012, playing seven minutes in a 1–3 away loss against UD Las Palmas in Segunda División[1] and appearing in a further five league games during the season.

Sporting KC[edit]

Rosell signed with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer in August 2012,[2] being given the number 20 and wearing "Uri" as his jersey name. He thus became the second player to graduate from Barcelona's La Masia and play in the MLS, after Albert Celades.[3]

In just his second appearance for the team, Rosell scored a game-winning goal against Toronto FC on 1 September 2012, netting in the 87th minute of a 2–1 home win.[4]

Sporting CP[edit]

On 3 June 2014, Kansas City and Sporting Clube de Portugal agreed to a transfer for Rosell. As per MLS rules, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.[5]

International career[edit]

In December 2013, Rosell was called up by the unofficial Catalonia national team for its upcoming friendly match against Cape Verde at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona on the 30th.[6] He entered the pitch as a 68th-minute substitute for Real Valladolid's Marc Valiente,[7] and lined up with Barcelona players Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fàbregas and Gerard Piqué as the side came from behind to win it 4–1.[8]

Honours[edit]

Sporting Kansas City

Club statistics[edit]

As of 28 May 2014[9]
Club Season League Copa del Rey League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B
2011–12 6 0 6 0
Total 6 0 6 0
Club Season League Open Cup MLS Cup North America Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting Kansas City
2012 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
2013 31 1 2 0 5 0 4 0 42 1
2014 7 0 2 0 9 0
Total 43 2 2 0 6 0 6 0 57 2
Career totals 49 2 2 0 6 0 6 0 63 2

Political views[edit]

Rosell publicly supported Catalan independence on several occasions, saying that he would refuse to play for Spain if requested. He added that he would vote "Yes-Yes" in the Catalan self-determination referendum.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Barça B no aconsegueix imposar-se al Las Palmas (3–1)" [Barça B could not defeat Las Palmas (3–1)] (in Catalan). FC Barcelona. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Barcelona B midfielder Oriol Rosell signs with KC". Yahoo! Sports. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oriol Rosell has arrived". Sporting Kansas City. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sporting KC beats Toronto FC 2–1 on late goal". The Kansas City Star. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sporting Kansas City agrees to transfer Oriol Rosell to Sporting CP in Lisbon, Portugal". Sporting Kansas City. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Lalas, Greg (24 December 2013). "Sporting KC's Oriol Rosell called up by Catalonia for friendly in Barcelona". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sporting KC's Oriol Rosell makes international debut for Catalonia in friendly vs. Cape Verde". Major League Soccer. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Catalonia – Cape Verde: Catalonia claim victory with eight FC Barcelona players (4–1)". FC Barcelona. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Oriol Rosell". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Oriol Rosell: 'Diria que no a la selecció espanyola'" [Oriol Rosell: 'I would say no to the Spanish national team'] (in Catalan). Vilaweb. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 

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