Ángel Pindado

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Ángel Pindado
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Pindado in training with Las Palmas (2009)
Personal information
Full name Ángel Javier Hernández Pindado
Date of birth (1976-04-24) 24 April 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Ávila, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Águilas
1998–2001 Granada 31 (0)
2001–2002 Atlético Madrid B 36 (0)
2002–2003 Getafe 32 (0)
2003–2004 Antwerp 1 (0)
2004–2005 Albacete 1 (0)
2005–2011 Las Palmas 90 (0)
2012 Nea Salamis 10 (0)
2012–2014 Ávila
2014 Kastrioti 4 (0)
Total 205 (0)
Teams managed
2014 Levski Sofia (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Hernández and the second or maternal family name is Pindado.

Ángel Javier Hernández Pindado (born 24 April 1976) is a Spanish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

He appeared in 92 Segunda División games during six seasons, mainly at the service of Las Palmas. He also played professionally in Belgium and Albania, in a 17-year career.

Football career[edit]

Pindado was born in Ávila, Castile and León. During his early career he represented Águilas CF, Granada CF, Atlético Madrid B, Getafe CF, Albacete Balompié and UD Las Palmas, also having an unassuming abroad spell with Belgium's Royal Antwerp FC in the 2003–04 season.

On 29 May 2005, in the closing round of the top division campaign, Pindado played his only game in La Liga, as Albacete was already doomed, a 0–1 away loss against Racing de Santander.[1] With Las Palmas he was the undisputed starter as the Canary Islands club was in the third level, but played less in division two.

After only four matches in 2010–11, 35-year-old Pindado was released by Las Palmas. He then joined Nea Salamis Famagusta FC of Cyprus, in the 2012 winter transfer window.

In January 2014, after nearly two years with his hometown side, Pindado was appointed as a player–goalkeeping coach at KS Kastrioti, becoming the first Spanish in both capacities to compete in the Albanian Superliga. He retired in June, immediately joining countryman Pepe Murcia's coaching staff at PFC Levski Sofia.[2]

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