Ricardo Serna

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Ricardo Serna
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Jesús Serna Orozco
Date of birth (1964-01-21) 21 January 1964 (age 51)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1988 Sevilla 179 (4)
1988–1992 Barcelona 101 (2)
1992–1994 Deportivo La Coruña 1 (0)
1994–1995 Mallorca 16 (1)
1995–1996 Granada 17 (0)
1996–1997 Ceuta
Total 314 (7)
National team
1982 Spain U18 2 (0)
1982–1986 Spain U21 8 (0)
1987–1988 Spain U23 4 (0)
1983 Spain amateur 2 (0)
1988–1990 Spain 6 (0)
* 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 Serna and the second or maternal family name is Orozco.

Ricardo Jesús Serna Orozco (born 21 January 1964) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mostly as a central defender.

In 12 La Liga seasons he appeared in 281 matches for three different clubs, scoring six goals and winning six major titles, including the 1992 European Cup with Barcelona.

Football career[edit]

Born in Seville, Andalusia, Serna started his professional career at Sevilla FC in 1982 at the age of 18, immediately breaking into the starting line up. After six years with his local club he was signed by La Liga giants FC Barcelona, receiving his first international callup the same year and appearing as a substitute in a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Seville (4–0 win). He earned a further five international caps in a two-year span.

Serna played nearly 150 competitive games for Barcelona, winning two national championships, two Spanish Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and one European Cup, but appeared sparingly in his final season, where he already played alongside former Sevilla defensive teammate Nando.

A part of Deportivo de La Coruña's Super Depor emergent sides, Serna could only appear once in the league in two years, retiring in 1997 after one year wirh RCD Mallorca in the second division and a further two in the lower leagues.

Honours[edit]

Barcelona

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