Albert Serrán

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Albert Serrán
Personal information
Full name Albert Serrán Polo
Date of birth (1984-07-17) 17 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
AEK Larnaca
Number 4
Youth career
Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Espanyol B 90 (2)
2005 Cartagena (loan) 4 (0)
2007–2008 Espanyol 3 (0)
2008–2011 Swansea City 30 (0)
2011–2013 AEK Larnaca 32 (1)
2013–2014 Alcorcón 14 (0)
2014–2015 Anorthosis 12 (1)
2015– AEK Larnaca 12 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:43, 15 May 2016 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Serrán and the second or maternal family name is Polo.

Albert Serrán Polo (born 17 July 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club AEK Larnaca F.C. as a defender. He can occupy all three defensive positions.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Serrán was a product of RCD Espanyol's youth system. He appeared in three La Liga games with the team, his debut coming on 11 March 2007 in a 1–1 away draw against Racing de Santander;[1] during his tenure at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat, however, he was mainly registered with the B-side.

Deemed surplus to requirements following Tintín Márquez's appointment to the managerial post at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Serrán signed a three-year contract with Swansea City in the Football League Championship, with teammate Jordi Gómez also making the move on a loan deal.[2] The link contained a buy-back clause that allowed Espanyol to re-sign the player at a later date, but it was later revealed that such clause did not exist; however, the Pericos retained the first option should the Welsh club wish to sell in future.[3]

Serrán was released by Swansea at the end of the 2010–11 season, which ended in Premier League promotion. He joined AEK Larnaca F.C. in Cyprus shortly after, having already reached an agreement with the team in May.[4]

After five years abroad Serrán returned to Spain, signing for AD Alcorcón in Segunda División.[5] Subsequently, he moved back to the Cypriot First Division, first with Anorthosis Famagusta FC then former club AEK.[6]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 19 October 2015
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Espanyol B 2001–02[7] Segunda División B 1 0 1 0
2002–03[7] Segunda División B 4 0 4 0
2003–04[7] Segunda División B 16 1 16 1
2004–05[7] Segunda División B 22 1 22 1
2006–07[7] Segunda División B 25 0 25 0
2007–08[7] Segunda División B 22 0 22 0
Total 90 2 90 2
Cartagena (loan) 2005–06[7] Segunda División B 4 0 0 0 4 0
Espanyol 2006–07[7] La Liga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08[7] La Liga 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 3 0 1 0 4 0
Swansea City 2008–09[8] Championship 13 0 5 0 18 0
2009–10[9] Championship 6 0 1 0 7 0
2010–11[10] Championship 11 0 5 0 1[a] 0 17 0
Total 30 0 11 0 1 0 42 0
AEK Larnaca 2011–12[11] Cypriot First Division 13 0 6 1 4[b] 0 23 1
2012–13[11] Cypriot First Division 19 1 5 0 24 1
Total 32 1 11 1 4 0 47 2
Alcorcón 2013–14[11] Segunda División 14 0 2 0 16 0
Anorthosis 2014–15[11] Cypriot First Division 12 1 2 0 14 1
AEK Larnaca 2015–16[11] Cypriot First Division 6 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 191 4 27 1 5 0 223 5
  1. ^ Appearance in Promotion Play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

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