Roberto Fernández Alvarellos
Roberto in 2010
|Full name||Roberto Fernández Alvarellos|
|Date of birth||25 January 1979|
|Place of birth||Chantada, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Roberto was born in Chantada, Lugo. After several years struggling at Celta de Vigo, never making it past its B-team, he moved to Sporting de Gijón in 2002. Safe for his first season he was an undisputed starter during his entire stay, winning the Ricardo Zamora Trophy in the 2005–06 campaign by conceding only 31 goals in 38 games, whilst going unbeaten for 825 minutes with the Segunda División club.
In July 2008, after playing in all the league matches save one to help Sporting return to the top division after a ten-year absence, Roberto also moved to La Liga, signing a three-year contract with CA Osasuna. After starting his first year on the bench, he eventually beat competition from veteran Ricardo (formerly of Manchester United) and became first-choice, but lost it again in the 2009–10 season, appearing almost exclusively in the domestic cup – he played the last two rounds in the league, with the Navarrese already safe from the relegation zone.
On 15 July 2010, Roberto was released by Osasuna and signed a three-year deal with Granada CF, returned to level two after 22 years. He only missed two games in the regular season in his first year, then starred in the playoffs in an eventual second consecutive promotion for the Andalusians.
- Granada official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Celta de Vigo biography (Spanish)
- Soccerway profile