Urko Rafael Pardo
|Full name||Urko Rafael Pardo Goas|
|Date of birth||28 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Brussels, Belgium|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2005||→ Cartagena (loan)||0||(0)|
|2006||→ Sabadell (loan)||16||(0)|
|2009–2011||→ Olympiacos (loan)||29||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Brussels to a Basque father and a Galician mother, Pardo began his football career with R.S.C. Anderlecht, finishing his formation with FC Barcelona but never making it past its B-side. He split the 2005–06 season – always on loan – between FC Cartagena and CE Sabadell FC with both teams in the third division, suffering relegation with the latter.
Rapid București / Greece
In 2009–10 another loan ensued as Pardo moved to Olympiacos F.C. also in Greece, playing just three league games in his first year. The move was extended by Rapid for the following season, and he appeared more regularly (Olympiacos was seeking a replacement for the legendary Antonios Nikopolidis (40), who was set to retire in June 2011, and said the Spaniard would be a very good choice for succeeding him), being the most used player in his position.
In the last day of the 2011 summer transfer window, Pardo signed a two-year contract with Cyprus champions APOEL FC. He made his official debut on 19 October against F.C. Porto, replacing injured Dionisis Chiotis early into the second half of a 1–1 away draw for the season's UEFA Champions League, and added a further four appearances as the club reached the quarterfinals for the first time ever.
- APOEL official profile
- BDFutbol profile
- RomanianSoccer profile and stats
- Stats and profile at Zerozero
- Transfermarkt profile
- Soccerway profile