Adrián González Morales

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Adrián
Adrián González Morales.jpg
Adrián in action for Getafe in 2009
Personal information
Full name Adrián González Morales
Date of birth (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eibar
Number 24
Youth career
1997–2006 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Real Madrid B 38 (5)
2007 Celta (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Gimnàstic (loan) 18 (2)
2008–2010 Getafe 30 (1)
2010–2012 Racing Santander 58 (3)
2012–2014 Rayo Vallecano 38 (1)
2014–2015 Elche 28 (0)
2015– Eibar 60 (12)
National team
2004 Spain U16 4 (1)
2004–2005 Spain U17 7 (3)
2006–2007 Spain U19 6 (3)
2007 Spain U20 2 (0)
2009 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.

Adrián González Morales (born 25 May 1988 in Madrid), known simply as Adrián, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for SD Eibar as a central midfielder.

His career was spent mostly in La Liga, where he totalled over 200 games in service of five teams, adding more than 50 in Segunda División for three.

Club career[edit]

A product of Real Madrid's youth system, Adrián spent the 2006–07 season with the reserves Real Madrid Castilla, where he was trained by his father, former club legend Míchel. He then served two second division loans in the following campaign, with Celta de Vigo and Gimnàstic de Tarragona, being irregularly used in both sides.

In late May 2008 Adrián was bought by another team from the capital, Getafe CF,[1] with Real Madrid having the option to re-buy the player. He made his competitive debut on 5 October, playing 15 minutes in a 2–2 home draw with UD Almería; midway through the season he would be again coached by his father, after the sacking of Víctor Muñoz.

Adrián started in many games of 2009–10, which brought heavy criticism on coach Míchel, who was accused of nepotism.[2] He lost his starting position midway through the season, but eventually returned, scoring his first goal in La Liga on 25 April 2010 as Getafe downed Sevilla FC 4–3 at home – he also provided an assist in the match[3]– and started the last four games as the club collected eight points and qualified for the UEFA Europa League, as sixth.

In mid-August 2010, Adrián terminated his contract with Getafe and joined fellow league side Racing de Santander.[4] A starter throughout most of the campaign although he rarely finished a game, he made his official debut with the Cantabrians on 29 August in a 0–3 home loss against FC Barcelona.[5]

After his team's relegation in 2012, Adrián went back to his hometown and signed a two-year deal at Rayo Vallecano.[6] Mainly a substitute in his first year, he scored his first goal on 25 September 2013 in a 1–4 loss at Sevilla[7] and added two more on 19 December in a 3–1 win over Real Valladolid in the Copa del Rey.[8]

On 26 June 2014, Adrián joined Elche CF for two years.[9] Following their administrative relegation from the top flight, he took part in pre-season before cutting ties in mid-August 2015,[10] linking with SD Eibar for the next three seasons.[11] He scored five goals in his debut season in the Basque Country,[12] including one on his debut in a 3–1 away win against Granada CF.[13]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 22 May 2011[14]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2006–07 Real Madrid B Segunda División 38 5 - - - - 38 5
2007–08 Celta 3 0 - - - - 3 0
Gimnàstic 18 2 - - - - 18 2
2008–09 Getafe La Liga 5 0 - - - - 5 0
2009–10 25 1 - - - - 25 1
2010–11 Racing Santander 23 0 - - - - 23 0
Total Spain 102 8 102 8
Career total 102 8 102 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adrián González: "Getafe es el equipo perfecto para un joven" (Adrián González: "Getafe is the perfect fit for a young player"); Diario AS, 22 May 2008 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Adrián: "Estoy cansado de ser 'el hijo de Míchel'" (Adrián: "I'm tired of being 'Míchel's son'"); Marca, 30 December 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Getafe 4–3 Sevilla; ESPN Star Sports, 25 April 2010
  4. ^ Official: Adrian Gonzalez joins Racing Santander from Getafe; Goal.com, 19 August 2010
  5. ^ Three-sy does it for Barca; ESPN Soccernet, 29 August 2010
  6. ^ "El Rayo ficha a Adrián González" [Rayo sign Adrián González] (in Spanish). Marca. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "El Sevilla respira a costa del Rayo" [Sevilla takes a breather at the expense of Rayo] (in Spanish). El País. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Adrián lidera el pase a octavos del Rayo ante un mermado Valladolid" [Adrián leads Rayo's advance to the last 16 against a depleted Valladolid] (in Spanish). RTVE. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Adrián González, nuevo jugador del Elche" [Adrián González, new Elche player] (in Spanish). La Liga. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Adrián González deja el Elche" [Adrián González leaves Elche] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Adrián González ficha por el Eibar por tres temporadas y se incorpora a la concentración en El Burgo de Osma" [Adrián González signs for Eibar for three seasons and joins El Burgo de Osma training camp] (in Spanish). SD Eibar. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "SD Eibar 2016/2017: Adrián González" (in Spanish). Vavel. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "De 'Segunda' al liderato" [From 'Segunda' to top of the table] (in Spanish). Marca. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "Adrián". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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