Sito (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Luis Castro Rodríguez
Date of birth (1980-05-21) May 21, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth A Coruña, Spain
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Peña Sport
Youth career
1998–1999 Deportivo La Coruña
1999–2000 Imperator Oar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Lugo 10 (0)
2002 Calahorra 18 (0)
2002–2005 Racing Ferrol 60 (0)
2005–2008 Ipswich Town 59 (1)
2008–2012 Salamanca 73 (0)
2013 Alfaro 11 (0)
2013– Peña Sport 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 January 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luis Castro Rodríguez, aka Sito (born 21 May 1980 in A Coruña, Galicia), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Peña Sport FC as a defender (right or left back).

Football career[edit]

After starting professionally with CD Lugo and CD Calahorra, Sito appeared three seasons for another Galician outfit, Racing Club de Ferrol – two in the second division and another in the third. He signed with English team Ipswich Town on 5 August 2005 on a free transfer, after a trial.[1]

After two years in and out of the first team, Sito enjoyed a good spell in 2007–08, following injuries and loss of form to those ahead of him in the pecking order. He scored his only goal for the Blues against Scunthorpe United, on 22 March 2008;[2] previously, in early January 2006, he had extended his contract with the club until the 2008 summer.[3]

Sito was released by Ipswich in May 2008[4] and returned to Spain the following month, signing with UD Salamanca.[5] His best output consisted of 35 games in his third season (34 starts), but the Charros were relegated from the second level.


  1. ^ "Ipswich snap up Sito after U-turn". BBC Sport. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Scunthorpe 1–2 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 22 March 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sito signs new deal with Ipswich". BBC Sport. 5 January 2006. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Sito to exit Ipswich in clear-out; BBC Sport, 15 May 2008
  5. ^ 'Sito' Castro llega para reforzar la defensa charra ('Sito' Castro arrives to strengthen the 'charra' defense); Diario AS, 21 June 2008 (Spanish)

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