Álex López

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Álex López
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Personal information
Full name Alejandro López Sánchez
Date of birth (1988-01-11) 11 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Ferrol, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Gijón
Number 17
Youth career
1999–2000 San Pedro
2000–2002 San Rosendo
2002–2005 Racing Ferrol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Racing Ferrol 5 (0)
2005–2006 O Val (loan)
2007–2009 Narón
2009–2010 Celta B 36 (13)
2010–2017 Celta 163 (17)
2015–2016 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 24 (0)
2016–2017 Valladolid (loan) 30 (1)
2017– Sporting Gijón 0 (0)
National team
2004 Spain U16 1 (0)
2005 Spain U17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2017.

Alejandro 'Álex' López Sánchez (born 11 January 1988) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ferrol, Galicia, López graduated from Racing de Ferrol's youth system, and made his professional debut on 14 May 2005 when he came on as a late substitute in a 2–2 home draw against CD Tenerife for the Segunda División championship.[1] In July he was loaned to lowly SD O Val, in Tercera División.

López returned to Racing in June 2006, and after appearing sparingly in the first part of the season (with his team now in Segunda División B), he cancelled his contract and joined Narón BP in the fourth level. In June 2009 he signed with Celta de Vigo, initially being assigned to the reserves in division three.[2]

After scoring 13 goals with the B-team,[3] López made his official debut with the main squad on 13 June 2010, playing 14 minutes in a 0–2 away loss to Real Sociedad.[4] On 13 February 2013, he renewed his contract until 2018.[5]

On 9 July 2015, López signed a contract extension with Celta until 2019, being immediately loaned to Sheffield Wednesday.[6] Roughly one year later, still owned by the latter, he joined Real Valladolid.[7]


  1. ^ "La relajación del Racing otorga un punto al Tenerife" [Racing's nonchalance gives Tenerife a point]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 15 May 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "El Narón pide al Celta un amistoso por dejar a Álex López" [Narón ask Celta for a friendly for releasing Álex López]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 4 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sigue, sigue, Celta B" [Go, go, Celta B]. Faro de Vigo (in Spanish). 2 April 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "El cielo de Primera vuelve a abrirse para la Real Sociedad" [Heaven of Primera reopens for Real Sociedad]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 June 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "El Celta renueva a Álex López hasta 2018" [Celta renew Álex López until 2018] (in Spanish). Vavel. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Álex López amplía su contrato y será celeste hasta 2019" [Álex López extends his contract and will be a sky blue until 2019] (in Spanish). Celta de Vigo. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Álex López refuerza la medular del Pucela" [Álex López bolsters Pucela midfield] (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 

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