Aridane Santana

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Personal information
Full name Aridane Jesús Santana Cabrera
Date of birth (1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Vecindario, Spain
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cultural Leonesa
Youth career
Deportivo La Coruña
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Deportivo B 117 (38)
2009–2010 Zaragoza B 32 (12)
2010–2011 Universidad LP 35 (12)
2011–2012 Leganés 15 (1)
2012–2015 Tenerife 130 (44)
2015 Bangkok Glass 16 (9)
2016 Mirandés 12 (3)
2016–2018 Albacete 68 (20)
2018– Cultural Leonesa 21 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2019

Aridane Jesús Santana Cabrera (born 31 March 1987), known simply as Aridane, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Born in Vecindario, Province of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Aridane finished his formation with Deportivo de La Coruña, making his senior debuts with the B-team in the fourth division. He achieved promotion to the third level in 2007, being relegated two years later.

In the following years, Aridane did not settle with any team, representing Real Zaragoza B in division four and Universidad de Las Palmas CF and CD Leganés in division three. In January 2012, he signed with CD Tenerife in the latter,[1] scoring 25 goals in 37 games in his second season (adding two from three appearances in the play-offs) to help the club return to the second tier after two years out.[2][3][4]

Aridane played his first professional match on 1 September 2013, featuring the last 27 minutes of a 0–2 away loss to CD Mirandés.[5] He scored his first goal in the second division seven days later, in a 2–2 home draw against FC Barcelona B.[6]

On 6 July 2015, aged 28, Aridane terminated his contract with Tenerife and moved abroad for the first time in his career, after agreeing to a two-year deal with Bangkok Glass F.C. in Thailand.[7] On 1 February of the following year he returned to his home country, signing a short-term deal with CD Mirandés in the second division.[8]

On 3 August 2016, Aridane joined Albacete Balompié, freshly relegated to the third level.[9] In his first season in Castilla-La Mancha, he contributed 17 goals in 42 matches as his team were promoted as champions,[10] including the extra time winner in the play-off semi-final against CD Atlético Baleares.[11]


  1. ^ Aridane: “El Tenerife es un club grande” (Aridane: "Tenerife is a big club") Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Tenerife Deportivo, 4 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Aridane y 13 goleadores más" [Aridane and 13 other scorers] (in Spanish). La Opinión de Tenerife. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ El Alavés aguanta con nueve y queda campeón de Segunda B (Alavés hold on with nine and are Segunda B champions); Diario AS, 16 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "El grancanario Aridane Santana, a un partido de los cien con el Tenerife" [Gran Canaria's Aridane Santana, one match from reaching one hundred with Tenerife] (in Spanish). El Día. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  5. ^ El Mirandés quiso y pudo (Mirandés wanted it and got it); Marca, 1 September 2013 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Un entusiasta Tenerife no pudo pasar del empate ante el Barça B (Enthusiastic Tenerife could not earn more than a draw against Barça B); Marca, 8 September 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ สื่อกระทิงโหมหนัก!บีจีปิดดีลหอกยักษ์สเปน (Bangkok Glass sign forward from Spanish giants); Goal, 6 July 2015 (in Thai)
  8. ^ Aridane Santana, nuevo jugador del C.D. Mirandés (Aridane Santana, new player of C.D. Mirandés); CD Mirandés, 1 February 2016 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Aridane Santana nuevo jugador del Alba (Aridane Santana new player of Alba); Albacete Balompié, 3 August 2016 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Sevilla, Juan Manuel (24 May 2017). "El gol en el Albacete tiene conexión canaria" [Goal at Albacete has a Canarian connection] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  11. ^ "2–1: El Albacete llega a la final para el ascenso tras una dramática prórroga" [2–1: Albacete arrive in the promotion final after dramatic extra time] (in Spanish). ABC. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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