Alberto Cifuentes Martínez

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Alberto
Personal information
Full name Alberto Cifuentes Martínez
Date of birth (1979-05-29) 29 May 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Albacete, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cádiz
Number 1
Youth career
Albacete
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Albacete B
1998 Albacete 2 (0)
1999–2000 Dos Hermanas 24 (0)
2000–2003 Mallorca B 83 (0)
2003–2005 Mallorca 0 (0)
2004 Ciudad Murcia (loan) 18 (0)
2005–2007 Rayo Vallecano 70 (0)
2007–2009 Salamanca 55 (0)
2009–2013 Murcia 90 (0)
2013–2014 La Hoya Lorca 37 (0)
2014–2015 Piast Gliwice 15 (0)
2015– Cádiz 76 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2017.

Alberto Cifuentes Martínez (born 29 May 1979), known simply as Alberto, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cádiz CF as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Alberto started playing as a senior with local Albacete Balompié's reserves. On 15 November 1998, after starter Julio Iglesias was sent off early into a home game against CP Mérida, he made his debut in Segunda División with the first team, going on to concede twice in a 0–2 home loss.

Alberto spent most of his career in Segunda División B, representing in the second level, other than Albacete, Ciudad de Murcia, UD Salamanca and Real Murcia for a total of 128 appearances. In the 2004–05 season he was part of RCD Mallorca's La Liga roster, being only third-choice behind Miguel Ángel Moyà and Sander Westerveld.

Alberto moved abroad for the first time in the 2014 summer at the age of 35, joining a host of compatriots – including manager Ángel García – at Polish club Piast Gliwice. He made his debut in top flight football on 20 July of that year, starting in a 0–4 Ekstraklasa defeat at Lech Poznań.

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