Óscar Arpón

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Óscar Arpón
Personal information
Full name Óscar Arpón Ochoa
Date of birth (1975-04-09) 9 April 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Calahorra, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alfaro (coach)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Barcelona B 16 (1)
1995 Barcelona 3 (0)
1995–1996 Betis 18 (1)
1996–1998 Racing Santander 53 (3)
1998–1999 Mallorca 13 (0)
1999–2001 Osasuna 49 (2)
2001–2002 Poli Ejido 40 (9)
2002–2004 Recreativo 61 (0)
2004–2007 Salamanca 99 (9)
2007–2009 Gimnàstic 44 (2)
2009–2011 Logroñés 42 (2)
2011–2012 River Ebro ? (1)
Total 438 (30)
National team
1990–1991 Spain U16 5 (0)
1991 Spain U17 5 (1)
1992 Spain U18 7 (0)
1992 Spain U19 7 (1)
1997 Spain U23 4 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 River Ebro (assistant)
2013–2015 River Ebro
2016– Alfaro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Óscar Arpón Ochoa (born 9 April 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and is the manager of CD Alfaro.

He amassed La Liga totals of 141 games and five goals over the course of seven seasons, in representation of six clubs, including Barcelona. He added 230 matches and 18 goals in Segunda División, in a senior career which spanned 18 years overall.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Calahorra, La Rioja, Arpón made his professional debut in 1994–95 in the second division, with FC Barcelona B. Also, in that season's La Liga, he appeared in three matches for the main squad, being promoted roughly at the same time as Roger García.[1]

After a move to Real Betis where he appeared sparingly, Arpón lived his most fruitful years in the top flight with Racing de Santander, contributing regularly for two consecutive mid-table positions for the Cantabrians. From then on he resumed his career in the second level, with brief passages in the first (RCD Mallorca, CA Osasuna, Recreativo de Huelva).[1]

In August 2009, after a slow campaign with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Arpón moved to division three, signing with modest UD Logroñés.[2] He retired three years later, after one season in amateur football with CA River Ebro in his native region, aged 37.[3]







  1. ^ a b c Casado, Edu (15 June 2017). "Qué fue de… Óscar Arpón: de la Masia a recorrer España" [What happened to… Óscar Arpón: from la Masia to travelling through Spain]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  2. ^ Ferrer, Carlos (30 July 2009). "«Me apetecía mucho jugar en mi tierra»" [«I really wanted to play back home»] (in Spanish). La Rioja. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ Ferrer, Carlos (1 February 2011). "Óscar Arpón, fichaje estrella del último día para el Ríver Ebro" [Óscar Arpón, last-minute star signing for River Ebro] (in Spanish). La Rioja. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ Aguilar, Francesc (31 August 1994). "El Barça paga un precio muy alto" [Barça pay a heavy price]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  5. ^ Miguelez, José (29 June 2003). "Eto'o pone Mallorca a brindar" [Eto'o has Mallorca toasting]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 April 2016.

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