Samuel San José Fernández
|Full name||Samuel San José Fernández|
|Date of birth||1 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Santander, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Sporting Gijón (loan)||33||(0)|
|2008||→ Las Palmas (loan)||21||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Samuel San José Fernández, simply Samuel or Samu for short (born 1 March 1984 in Santander, Cantabria), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for SD Ponferradina in Segunda División, as a defender.
A product of hometown Racing de Santander's youth system, Samuel first appeared for its main squad on 11 September 2005, in a 0–1 home loss against Cádiz CF. He finished the season with seven appearances (all but one were complete matches) and four yellow cards, as the Cantabria side finished 17th in La Liga, narrowly avoiding relegation.
After having served one season-long loan stint with Sporting de Gijón (second division), Samuel returned to Racing but, midway through 2007–08, would be loaned again, alongside teammate Christián Fernández, to second level strugglers UD Las Palmas. Both would be instrumental in the Canary Islands' team retaining of its league status.
Subsequently, Christian returned to Santander but Samuel stayed, signing a four-year contract. He appeared in an average of 23 games in the following three second division seasons, with the club always managing to stay afloat.
- Las Palmas official profile (Spanish)
- Stats at Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Transfermarkt profile