Roberto Fernández Alvarellos

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Roberto in 2010
Personal information
Full name Roberto Fernández Alvarellos
Date of birth (1979-01-25) 25 January 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Chantada, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Celta B 71 (0)
2002–2008 Sporting Gijón 197 (0)
2008–2010 Osasuna 28 (0)
2010– Granada 131 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Alvarellos.

Roberto Fernández Alvarellos (born 25 January 1979), known as simply Roberto, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Granada CF as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

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.

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