Rafael Fernández Martínez

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Personal information
Full name Rafael Fernández Martínez
Date of birth (1989-05-05) 5 May 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Águilas, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Atlético C 51 (11)
2009–2010 Caravaca 7 (0)
2010 Lorca Deportiva 18 (15)
2010–2012 Reus 73 (21)
2012–2013 Almería B 18 (10)
2012–2013 Almería 5 (1)
2013–2014 Valencia B 38 (17)
2014– Albacete 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 July 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Rafael Fernández Martínez (born 5 May 1989), commonly known as Chumbi, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Albacete Balompié as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Águilas, Region of Murcia, Chumbi started playing as a senior with Atlético Madrid's C-team. In the 2009 summer he joined Caravaca CF in the third division but, in the following transfer window, returned to the fourth level by signing with Lorca Deportiva CF.[1]

In July 2010 Chumbi moved to CF Reus Deportiu still in division four.[2] In his first season he scored twelve goals (three of them in the play-offs), helping the Catalans return to the third division after five years.[3]

In January 2012 Chumbi was linked with a move to Elche CF,[4] but the deal could not be completed. On 20 June he signed a contract with UD Almería, being assigned to the reserves in the third level.[5]

On 17 October 2012 Chumbi made his debut with Almería's first team, coming off the bench for Jonathan in the 83rd minute of a 3–0 home win against AD Alcorcón for the season's Copa del Rey.[6] Two months later he made his first appearance in division two, replacing Ángel Trujillo in a 0–1 defeat at Elche CF;[7] on 6 January of the following year he netted his first goal as a professional, being pivotal in the Andalusians' 1–0 away win against Girona FC after only six minutes on the field.[8]

On 8 July 2013, Chumbi was released by Almería. Late in the same month, he joined Valencia CF Mestalla in the third division.[9]

On 10 July 2014 Chumbi signed a two-year deal with Albacete Balompié, freshly promoted to the second level.[10]


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