Álvaro Medrán

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Álvaro Medrán
Real Valladolid - Rayo Vallecano 2019-01-05 47 (cropped) Medran.jpg
Medrán with Rayo Vallecano in 2019
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Medrán Just
Date of birth (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Dos Torres, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rayo Vallecano
(on loan from Valencia)
Number 4
Youth career
2004–2005 Don Bosco
2005–2008 Córdoba
2008–2011 Séneca
2011–2013 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Real Madrid C 47 (13)
2014–2015 Real Madrid B 34 (8)
2014–2016 Real Madrid 2 (0)
2015–2016Getafe (loan) 20 (2)
2016– Valencia 16 (2)
2017–2018Alavés (loan) 17 (2)
2018–Rayo Vallecano (loan) 21 (3)
National team
2013 Spain U19 3 (0)
2014 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:57, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Álvaro Medrán Just (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo meˈðɾan xust]; born 15 March 1994) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Rayo Vallecano on loan from Valencia CF as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid[edit]

Born in Dos Torres, Province of Córdoba, Medrán joined Real Madrid's youth setup in 2011, aged 17. After being promoted to the C-team the following year he played his first match as a senior on 23 February 2014, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–0 away win against Real Zaragoza for the reserves in the Segunda División championship;[1] he scored his first professional goals on 31 May, netting a brace in a 2–1 home success over CE Sabadell FC.[2]

Medrán made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 18 October 2014, replacing Luka Modrić in the 79th minute of a 5–0 away routing of Levante UD.[3] On 9 December, in his UEFA Champions League maiden appearance, he scored his first senior goal for the club after replacing Gareth Bale in the 83rd minute, netting the last goal in the 4–0 win over Ludogorets Razgrad for the group stage five minutes later.[4]

On 2 July 2015, Medrán was loaned to fellow league side Getafe CF in a season-long deal.[5] He scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight on 24 April 2016, netting his team's first in a 2–2 home draw against Valencia CF;[6] he added another on 15 May, but in a 1–2 loss at Real Betis which ensured relegation after a 12-year stay.[7]

Valencia[edit]

On 11 July 2016, Medrán signed a four-year deal with Valencia CF.[8] On 1 September of the following year, he was loaned to Deportivo Alavés for one season.[9]

Medrán scored his first goal for the latter club on 30 September 2017, helping the visitors defeat Levante 2–0.[10] After the appointment of new manager Abelardo Fernández in December, however, he was rarely played,[11] which led to the player breaking into tears in a post-match interview following a league fixture at UD Las Palmas in April 2018 where he featured 16 minutes and netted once (4–0).[12]

On 11 August 2018, Medrán was loaned to fellow top division club Rayo Vallecano for the campaign.[13][14]

International career[edit]

Medrán won the first and only cap for the Spanish under-21s on 12 November 2014, playing the second half of the 1–4 friendly loss to Belgium in Ferrol.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 June 2019[16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid C 2012–13 18 3 18 3
2013–14 29 10 29 10
Total 47 13 47 13
Real Madrid B 2013–14 9 2 9 2
2014–15 25 6 25 6
Total 34 8 34 8
Real Madrid 2014–15 2 0 2 0 1 1 5 1
Getafe (loan) 2015–16 20 2 0 0 0 0 20 2
Valencia 2016–17 16 2 4 1 20 3
Alavés (loan) 2017–18 17 2 4 0 21 2
Rayo Vallecano (loan) 2018–19 21 3 1 0 22 3
Career total 157 30 11 1 1 1 169 32

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El filial madridista deja al Zaragoza fuera de la promoción" [Real Madrid reserves leave Zaragoza out of the promotion places]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Medrán saca al filial madridista de los puestos de descenso" [Medrán takes the reserves out of the relegation places]. Marca (in Spanish). 31 May 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid put five past Levante". ESPN FC. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Real Madrid set record in Champions League win over Ludogorets". The Guardian. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  5. ^ Giménez, José Antonio (2 July 2015). "El Getafe cierra las cesiones de Medrán y Velázquez" [Getafe complete the loans of Medrán and Velázquez]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  6. ^ "2–2. El destino se ceba con el Getafe" [2–2. Fate mocks Getafe] (in Spanish). EFE. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  7. ^ Vidal, José Manuel (15 May 2016). "El Getafe no cumple en el Villamarín y desciende tras doce temporadas" [Getafe do not get job done at the Villamarín and get relegated after twelve seasons]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  8. ^ "VCF official statement | Álvaro Medrán". Valencia CF. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  9. ^ "El Deportivo Alavés incorpora a Álvaro Medrán" [Deportivo Alavés add Álvaro Medrán] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  10. ^ Folgado, Salva (30 September 2017). "De Biasi se estrena con victoria ante el Levante y el Alavés por fin puntúa" [De Biasi has winning debut against Levante and Alavés get points at last]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Medrán: "No hay que confiarse"" [Medrán: “No overconfidence”]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 9 March 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  12. ^ "La desolación de Medrán: de marcar gol a romper a llorar ante las cámaras" [Medrán's misery: from scoring a goal to breaking into tears in front of camera]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 22 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  13. ^ Valero, Adrián (11 August 2018). "Medrán llega cedido al Rayo" [Medrán arrives on loan at Rayo]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Club Statement | Álvaro Medrán". Valencia CF. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  15. ^ L. Cudeiro, Juan (12 November 2014). "Tsunami belga a la nueva ola española" [Belgian tsunami to the new Spanish wave]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  16. ^ Álvaro Medrán at Soccerway

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