Roberto Rosales

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rosales and the second or maternal family name is Altuve.
Roberto Rosales
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Personal information
Full name Roberto José Rosales Altuve
Date of birth (1988-11-20) 20 November 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Málaga
Number 18
Youth career
Deportivo Gulima
Caracas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Caracas 2 (0)
2007–2010 Gent 72 (5)
2010–2014 Twente 118 (3)
2014– Málaga 30 (0)
National team
2007 Venezuela U20 4 (0)
2007– Venezuela 52 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2012

Roberto José Rosales Altuve (born 20 November 1988) is a Venezuelan footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga CF.[1] Mainly a right back, he can also play as a right midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Rosales while playing for Gent.

Born in Caracas, Rosales made his senior debuts with hometown's Caracas, appearing in two matches before signing a two-year deal with Gent on 30 May 2007. He made his debut for the latter on 14 July, in a 4–0 win at Cliftonville, for that year's UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Rosales appeared regularly for Gent in the following campaigns, and joined Twente in a three-year deal on 30 July 2010.[2] He made his debut on 29 August, starting and playing the full 90 minutes of a 4–0 home routing over Utrecht.[3]

On 7 December 2010, Rosales scored a goal in a 3–3 home draw against Tottenham Hotspur, for the season's UEFA Champions League, and became the first Venezuelan to do so.[4] He continued to appear regularly for the Tukkers, being also linked to the likes of Real Madrid[5] and Arsenal.[6]

On 9 July 2014 Rosales moved to La Liga side Málaga, by agreeing to a three-year deal with the Andalusians.[7] He made his debut in the competition on 23 August, starting in a 1–0 home win against Athletic Bilbao.[8]

International career[edit]

Rosales made his international debut for Venezuela on 28 March 2007, playing the entire second-half of a 5–0 routing over New Zealand.

Club statistics[edit]

Accurate as of 29 August 2014.[9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Caracas 2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Gent 2007–08 15 0 0 0 15 0
2008–09 25 2 1 0 2 0 28 2
2009–10 32 3 7 0 39 3
Total 72 5 8 0 2 0 82 5
Twente 2010–11 29 1 5 0 11 1 45 2
2011–12 30 1 2 0 9 0 41 1
2012–13 29 0 0 0 11 0 40 0
2013–14 30 1 1 0 0 0 31 1
Total 118 3 8 0 31 1 157 4
Málaga 2014–15 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career totals 201 8 16 0 33 1 250 9

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Gent

Twente

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Málaga versterkt zich met transfervrije rechtsback van FC Twente". Voetbalprimeur (Voetbalprimeur). 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rosales en Chadli naar FC Twente" [Rosales and Chadli to FC Twente]. fctwente.nl (in Dutch) (FC Twente). 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "FC Twente te sterk voor FC Utrecht" [FC Twente too strong for FC Utrecht] (in Dutch). Twente's official website. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rosales: We can handle the expectations". FIFA.com. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Real Madrid eye move for Twente's Roberto Rosales". Goal.com. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Arsenal set sights on Twente right back Rosales as fears grow over Sagna's future". Daily Mail. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "El internacional venezolano Roberto Rosales se convierte en nuevo jugador del Málaga CF" [Venezuelan international Roberto Rosales becomes Málaga CF's new player] (in Spanish). Málaga's official website. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Malaga 1–0 Athletic Bilbao". ESPN FC. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Roberto Rosales profile at Soccerway

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