Álvaro Cejudo

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Álvaro Cejudo
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Cejudo during a game with the Wanderers
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Cejudo Carmona
Date of birth (1984-01-29) 29 January 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Puente Genil, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1998–2003 Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Betis B 81 (16)
2004 Coria (loan) 14 (0)
2007–2009 Ceuta 74 (13)
2009–2011 Las Palmas 50 (12)
2011–2014 Osasuna 109 (10)
2014–2017 Betis 77 (3)
2017–2018 Western Sydney Wanderers 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2018

Álvaro Cejudo Carmona (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo θeˈxuðo]; born 29 January 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers FC mainly as a right winger.

Formed at Betis, he amassed La Liga totals of 156 games and 12 goals during six seasons, with that club and Osasuna.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Las Palmas[edit]

Born in Puente Genil, Córdoba, Cejudo played youth football with Real Betis but only appeared officially with the B-side, competing with the side in both Segunda División B and Tercera División. Leaving in the 2007 summer, he joined AD Ceuta in the latter level, where he spent two seasons.[1]

In July 2009, Cejudo signed with UD Las Palmas from Segunda División.[2] He played his first game as a professional on 29 August, and scored in a 1–1 home draw against Real Sociedad,[3] finishing his first year with 34 matches and six goals to help the Canary Islands team narrowly avoid relegation.

Osasuna[edit]

Cejudo moved to La Liga with CA Osasuna in the 2011 January transfer window, agreeing to a 320,000 deal in order to replace Atlético Madrid-bound Juanfran.[4] He netted his first goal in the competition on 21 May, the game's only at home against Villarreal CF.[5]

Betis[edit]

On 11 August 2014, Cejudo returned to Betis after agreeing to a three-year deal.[6] He contributed with 30 games and one goal[7] in his first season, helping the club return to the top division after a one-year absence.

Cejudo appeared in the same number of matches in the following campaign,[8] scoring in a 1–1 home draw against Real Madrid.[9]

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 24 July 2017, after failing to renew his contract,[10] 33-year-old Cejudo joined A-League team Western Sydney Wanderers FC as a marquee player.[11] At the end of the season, he was released by Western Sydney Wanderers.[12]

Statistics[edit]

As of match played on 15 April 2018
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ceuta 2007–08[13] Segunda División B 35 4 0 0 4[a] 0 39 4
2008–09[13] Segunda División B 35 9 1 0 36 9
Total 70 13 1 0 2 0 73 13
Las Palmas 2009–10[13] Segunda División 34 5 2 0 36 5
2010–11[13] Segunda División B 16 6 0 0 16 6
Total 50 11 2 0 52 11
Osasuna 2010–11[13] La Liga 13 1 0 0 13 1
2011–12[13] La Liga 34 4 4 0 38 4
2012–13[13] La Liga 32 3 3 0 35 3
2013–14[13] La Liga 30 2 3 0 33 2
Total 109 10 10 0 119 10
Betis 2014–15[13] Segunda División 30 1 3 0 33 1
2015–16[13] La Liga 30 1 1 1 31 2
2016–17[13] La Liga 17 1 0 0 17 1
Total 77 3 4 1 81 4
Western Sydney Wanderers 2017–18[14] A-League 20 2 1 0 21 2
Career total 327 39 18 1 4 0 349 40
  1. ^ Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Betis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Álvaro Cejudo, pieza fundamental de Chaparro en el filial, ficha por el Ceuta (Álvaro Cejudo, Chaparro's key element with the reserves, signs for Ceuta); Al Final de la Palmera, 10 July 2007 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Las Palmas llega a un acuerdo con Álvaro Cejudo (Las Palmas reach agreement with Álvaro Cejudo); Marca, 13 July 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Justo empate en el Estadio de Gran Canaria (Fair draw at the Estadio de Gran Canaria); Marca, 29 August 2009 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ La UD Las Palmas traspasa a Álvaro Cejudo al Osasuna por 320.000 (UD Las Palmas transfer Álvaro Cejudo to Osasuna for 320.000); UD Las Palmas, 14 January 2011 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Osasuna ensure top-flight status; ESPN FC, 21 May 2012
  6. ^ Álvaro Cejudo regresa al Real Betis y firma por tres temporadas (Álvaro Cejudo returns to Real Betis and signs for three seasons); Real Betis, 11 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Demasiado sufrimiento final de un Betis muy superior en Sabadell (2–3)" [Betis was superior by far in Sabadell but suffered too much in the end (2–3)] (in Spanish). ABC. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "La creciente participación de Cejudo" [Cejudo's growing input] (in Spanish). ABC. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Real Betis 1–1 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Álvaro Cejudo: "Me voy del Betis orgulloso, agradecido y con la cabeza bien alta"" [Álvaro Cejudo: "I leave Betis proud, thankful and with my head held high"] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Wanderers sign Spanish winger Alvaro Cejudo". FourFourTwo. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Western Sydney Wanderers announce departures of Jack Clisby, Michael Thwaite, Alvaro Cejudo". Fox Sports. 27 April 2018. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Cejudo: Álvaro Cejudo Carmona". BDFutbol. Retrieved 26 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "Cejudo". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 December 2017. 

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