Abraham González (footballer)

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Abraham
Personal information
Full name Abraham González Casanova
Date of birth (1985-07-16) 16 July 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
UNAM
Number 10
Youth career
Ferrán Martorell
2002–2004 Terrassa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Terrassa 74 (3)
2007–2009 Barcelona B 67 (4)
2009 Barcelona 1 (0)
2009–2010 Cádiz 32 (2)
2010–2011 Gimnàstic 4 (0)
2011 Ponferradina (loan) 17 (0)
2011–2013 Alcorcón 68 (2)
2013– 2016 Espanyol 63 (2)
2016– UNAM 25 (4)
National team
2006 Catalonia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Casanova.

Abraham González Casanova (born 16 July 1985), known simply as Abraham, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Club Universidad Nacional in Mexico as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Abraham made his professional debuts with local Terrassa FC,[1] appearing in 16 matches during the 2004–05 season in the second division, which ended in relegation.

Two years later, he was bought by neighbours FC Barcelona, being immediately assigned to its reserve side which competed in the fourth level. He made his debut for the first team during the Copa del Rey tie against Benidorm CF (1–0 win) on 28 October 2008;[2] in the last round of La Liga, as Barça were already champions, he came on as a substitute for Xavi during the 1–1 draw at Deportivo de La Coruña.[3]

Abraham was released by Barcelona in the 2009 summer, joining Cádiz CF as the club had just returned to division two after a one-year absence. He appeared regularly for the Andalusians, who were immediately relegated back.

Abraham signed with Gimnàstic de Tarragona for the 2010–11 campaign,[4] but failed to impress at his new club. In the following transfer window he was loaned to fellow league side SD Ponferradina,[5] eventually suffering another relegation.

On 15 July 2011, Abraham joined AD Alcorcón also in the second tier.[6] After two seasons as a starter (both missing promotion in the play-offs), he moved to La Liga with RCD Espanyol.[7]

Abraham scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight on 27 February 2015, netting the game's only in a home success over Córdoba CF.[8] On 17 June 2016, after three seasons with an average of 21 league appearances, the 30-year-old moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing with Club Universidad Nacional from the Liga MX as a free agent.[9]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 9 June 2011[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Terrassa 2004–05 16 1 2 1 18 2
2005–06 26 2 1 0 27 2
2006–07 32 0 1 0 33 0
Total 74 3 4 1 78 4
Barcelona B 2007–08 38 2 38 2
2008–09 29 2 29 2
Total 67 4 67 4
Barcelona 2008–09 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Cádiz 2009–10 32 2 0 0 32 2
Total 32 2 0 0 32 2
Gimnàstic 2010–11 4 0 1 0 5 0
Total 4 0 1 0 5 0
Ponferradina 2010–11 17 0 0 0 17 0
Total 17 0 0 0 17 0
Career totals 195 9 6 1 0 0 201 10

Honours[edit]

Barcelona

References[edit]

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