Airam López

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Airam
Personal information
Full name Airam López Cabrera
Date of birth (1987-10-21) 21 October 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Anorthosis
Number 9
Youth career
Tenerife
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Tenerife B 74 (51)
2007–2008 Laguna (loan) 38 (17)
2010–2012 Villarreal B 48 (9)
2012 Córdoba 16 (3)
2012–2013 Numancia 12 (0)
2013 Lugo 18 (3)
2013–2015 Cádiz 65 (35)
2015–2016 Korona Kielce 28 (16)
2016– Anorthosis 24 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Cabrera.

Airam López Cabrera (born 21 October 1987), known simply as Airam, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC as a striker.

After being top scorer in the lower divisions for Tenerife B, he represented four teams in Segunda División, totalling 15 goals in 94 games.

Football career[edit]

Tenerife[edit]

Born in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands, Airam was formed at local CD Tenerife, and made his debut on loan at CD Laguna de Tenerife before playing for his parent club's reserves. In 2008–09, he was Tercera División's top scorer (Canarian group) with 23 goals,[1] bettering that total by four to be crowned the overall Pichichi of Segunda División B the following season, although his team was relegated.

The latter season's tally included four in a 5–1 home win over RSD Alcalá on 20 September 2009,[2] and a hat-trick of penalty kicks the following 10 January in a 4–1 rout of neighbours UD Vecindario.[3]

Villarreal / Córdoba[edit]

On 22 April 2010, Airam signed a two-year deal at Villarreal CF, with an option of a third.[4] He was assigned to the B-side in Segunda División, and made his professional debut on 27 August when he started in a 0–3 loss at Real Valladolid.[5] Eight days later he scored his first goal for the team, the sole one in their home win over Albacete Balompié;[6] on 25 September, after coming on as an 83rd-minute substitute for Natxo Insa, he netted twice in a 3–2 success at Girona FC.[7]

On 31 January 2012, Airam terminated his Villarreal contract with minutes remaining of the transfer window, and joined fellow league team Córdoba CF for the remainder of the season.[8] In his brief spell in Andalusia, he scored a brace in a 3–1 home win over SD Huesca on 10 March[9] and helped the side to the promotion play-offs; he said at the end of his contract that he would have liked to remain at the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel.[10]

Numancia / Lugo[edit]

Airam remained in the second division subsequently, signing a one-year deal at CD Numancia with the option of a second on 31 July 2012.[11] He started only two league games for the team from Soria, without scoring, and left by mutual consent the following 10 January.[12] Later that day, he joined CD Lugo still in the second level for the rest of the campaign.[13]

On 30 March 2013, Airam scored his only goals for the Galicians, a hat-trick in a 4–0 home win over Xerez CD.[14]

Cádiz[edit]

On 30 July 2013, Airam returned to division three for the first time in three years, agreeing to a three-year deal at Cádiz CF.[15] His 23 goals in 32 games over his first season helped the club to the play-offs, and his 12 in 33 in the ensuing campaign helped them win their group.[16]

Korona Kielce[edit]

On 2 June 2015, it was reported that Airam's first club Tenerife were interested in reacquiring his services.[17] However, this scheme collapsed the following month,[18] and as Cádiz also failed to gain promotion, he instead moved abroad for the first time by signing a one-year deal at Poland's Korona Kielce.[19]

Airam made his top flight debut on 11 September 2015, starting in a goalless draw at Lechia Gdańsk, and scored his first Ekstraklasa goal on 16 October, a penalty to win the game at Śląsk Wrocław.[20] He netted his first hat-trick in Poland on 20 February 2016, in a 4–2 win over Gdańsk at the Stadion Miejski Kielce;[21] despite the team finishing in the bottom half of the table, his tally of 16 goals was bettered only by Nemanja Nikolić of champions Legia Warsaw.[22]

Anorthosis[edit]

Airam switched countries again on 10 August 2016, signing for Anorthosis Famagusta FC of the Cypriot First Division and teaming up with several compatriots including manager Antonio Puche.[23] He made his debut on 11 September, replacing Esmaël Gonçalves after 59 minutes of the away fixture against Aris Limassol F.C. and scoring the 2–1 winner.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airam, cifras para hacer una leyenda" [Airam, figures to make a legend] (in Spanish). El Día. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "El Tenerife B golea al Alcalá con cuatro tantos de Airam y un fútbol de clase" [Tenerife B thrash Alcalá with four goals from Airam and classy football] (in Spanish). El Día. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "El 'pichichi' Airam hizo tres goles de penalti en el triunfo del Tenerife B" ['Pichichi' Airam scored three penalties in Tenerife B's win] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Airam firma por el Villarreal" [Airam signs for Villarreal] (in Spanish). La Opinión. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Valladolid 3 Villarreal B 0" (in Spanish). Diario AS. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Un golazo de Airam sentencia al Albacete" [A wondergoal from Airam sentences Albacete] (in Spanish). Marca. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "El Villarreal B remonta una diferencia de dos a cero" [Villarreal B come back from two-nil down] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "El Córdoba ficha al delantero Airam tras rescindir con el Villarreal" [Córdoba sign forward Airam after cutting ties with Villarreal] (in Spanish). La Información. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "El Córdoba dispara la ilusión por el ascenso" [Córdoba stoke up excitement for promotion] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Airam: "Tengo esperanzas de volver"" [Airam: "I hope to return"] (in Spanish). Marca. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Airam se convierte en nuevo delantero para el Numancia" [Airam becomes Numancia's new forward] (in Spanish). Soria Noticias. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Airam deja de pertenecer al Numancia" [Airam no longer belongs to Numancia] (in Spanish). Desde Soria. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Airam Cabrera cambia el Numancia por el Lugo" [Airam Cabrera swaps Numancia for Lugo] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "Airam deja al Lugo más cerca de la salvación" [Airam leaves Lugo nearer to salvation] (in Spanish). Marca. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "El Cádiz confirma el fichaje de Airam por tres temporadas" [Cádiz confirm the signing of Airam for three seasons] (in Spanish). Cádiz Directo. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  16. ^ "Airam; 38 goles, un sueño por cumplir y un amargo adiós" [Airam; 38 goals, a dream to fulfill and a bitter goodbye] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  17. ^ "Raúl Agné quiere 'repatriar' a Airam Cabrera" [Raúl Agné wants to 'repatriate' Airam Cabrera] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "No a Airam Cabrera" [No to Airam Cabrera] (in Spanish). La Opinión. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  19. ^ "Airam Cabrera pone rumbo a Polonia" [Airam Cabrera heads off to Poland] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  20. ^ "Zadecydował kontrowersyjny rzut karny" [Decided by a controversial penalty] (in Polish). SE. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  21. ^ "6 goli w Kielcach! Cabrera bohaterem gospodarzy" [6 goals in Kielce! Cabrera is the team's hero] (in Polish). Przeglad Sportowy. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  22. ^ Mierzyński, Szymon (15 May 2016). "Król Nemanja Nikolić – Węgier absolutnym dominatorem w klasyfikacji strzelców!" [King Nemanja Nikolić – Hungarian absolutely dominates the scoring!] (in Polish). Sportowe Fakty. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Ανορθωσιάτης ο Airam López Cabrera" [Airam López Cabrera to Anorthosis] (in Greek). Anorthosis Famagusta. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "[Repaso Blanquiazules] Éxito de Édgar, goleada cadista y feliz debut de Airam Cabrera" [[White-and-blue round-up] Édgar success, Cádiz rout and happy debut for Airam Cabrera] (in Spanish). Depor Press. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 

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