Alan Baró

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Alan Baró
Alan Baro Port Melbourne August 2016.jpg
Baró playing for Melbourne Victory in 2016
Personal information
Full name Alan Baró Calabuig
Date of birth (1985-06-22) 22 June 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Darnius, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Centre back
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Peralada
2006–2007 Figueres 35 (3)
2007–2009 Alicante 58 (1)
2009–2010 Osasuna B 31 (2)
2010 Osasuna 1 (0)
2010–2011 Albacete 24 (0)
2011–2016 Ponferradina 167 (3)
2016–2017 Melbourne Victory 26 (0)
2017– Central Coast Mariners 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2017.

Alan Baró Calabuig (born 22 June 1985) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Australian club Central Coast Mariners FC mainly as a central defender but also as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

First years[edit]

Born in Darnius, Girona, Catalonia, Baró began his career with local CF Peralada and UE Figueres, suffering relegation from Segunda División B with the latter at the end of 2006–07. On 6 July 2007, he moved to fellow league side Alicante CF,[2] playing 39 official games in his first season as the Valencians earned promotion and a further 26 in the second as they were relegated.

Osasuna[edit]

In the summer of 2009, Baró moved to La Liga with CA Osasuna, initially being registered to their reserves in the third level. On 26 October, he was called up by manager José Antonio Camacho for a Copa del Rey match against Xerez CD,[3] but eventually did not feature in the 2–1 away win; the following 24 January, away to the same opponents (same venue and score), he played the final minute in place of Javier Camuñas without touching the ball, handing him the record of the shortest career for the Navarrese club.[4]

Albacete[edit]

On 8 July 2010, Baró returned to Segunda División, signing a two-year deal at Albacete Balompié.[5] He stayed for only one season at the Estadio Carlos Belmonte – ending in relegation – being sent off in the 26th minute of a 2–4 loss at Xerez on 23 April 2011.[6]

Ponferradina[edit]

Subsequently, Baró moved to another team in the third tier, SD Ponferradina, totalling 44 appearances in his debut campaign as they won promotion via the play-offs. He was an automatic first-choice during his spell at the Estadio El Toralín, mainly as a stopper,[7] scoring his first goal on 9 December 2012 in a 3–1 home win against CD Mirandés.[8]

Baró started in 34 of his 35 appearances in 2015–16, but the club was relegated from the second division after a four-year stay.

Australia[edit]

On 7 July 2016, Baró joined A-League side Melbourne Victory FC as a replacement for retired Matthieu Delpierre.[9] He was released on 12 May 2017,[10] moving to fellow league team Central Coast Mariners FC late in that month.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Baro". Melbourne Victory. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Alan Baró, nuevo jugador del Alicante" [Alan Baró, new player for Alicante] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Portillo y Alan Baró entran en la convocatoria de Osasuna" [Portillo and Alan Baró enter into Osasuna's selection]. Marca (in Spanish). 26 October 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Un solo minuto de gloria: Alan Baró, el Osasunista más breve" [One sole minute of glory: Alan Baró, the briefest Osasunista] (in Spanish). Resultados Fútbol. 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Alan Baró refuerza la defensa del equipo de Calderón" [Alan Baró bolsters the defence of Calderón's team] (in Spanish). El Digital Castilla La Mancha. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Un 'hat trick' de José Mari revive al Xerez" [A José Mari hat-trick revives Xerez] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fabri “recupera” a Alan Baró como mediocentro" [Fabri “recovers” Alan Baró as central midfielder]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 15 March 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Yuri hace bailar a la 'Ponfe' en las alturas" [Yuri takes 'Ponfe' dancing in the sky]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 December 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (7 July 2016). "Victory nab Spaniard Alan Baró as Delpierre replacement". Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Melbourne Victory confirms player departures". Melbourne Victory. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Central Coast Mariners sign Alan Baro". FourFourTwo. 28 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 

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