Armando Lozano

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Armando
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Armando with the NY Red Bulls in 2014
Personal information
Full name Armando Lozano Sánchez
Date of birth (1984-12-16) 16 December 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Motril, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Salamanca
Youth career
Motril
2002–2003 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Motril 7 (0)
2003–2006 Málaga B 62 (0)
2003–2004Los Palacios (loan) 15 (0)
2006–2007 Málaga 25 (0)
2007–2008 Levante B 12 (0)
2008 Levante 12 (0)
2008–2009 Cartagena 28 (2)
2009–2012 Barcelona B 51 (2)
2012 Veracruz 4 (1)
2013–2014 Córdoba 27 (2)
2014 New York Red Bulls 19 (0)
2015–2017 Elche 46 (5)
2017–2018 Fuenlabrada 23 (0)
2018– Salamanca 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2018

Armando Lozano Sánchez (born 16 December 1984), known simply as Armando, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Salamanca CF as a central defender.

A veteran of 192 Segunda División matches during nine seasons, he scored a combined eight goals for Málaga B, Málaga, Barcelona B, Córdoba and Elche. He also competed professionally in Mexico and the United States.

Club career[edit]

Born in Motril, Province of Granada, Armando began playing football in his hometown with Motril CF. In 2002, he moved to Andalusia neighbours Málaga CF to finish his formation, playing his first two professional seasons with its B-team in Segunda División.

In 2006–07, Armando was definitely promoted to the first team, appearing regularly as they were also in the second level. For the following campaign he moved to La Liga with Levante UD, making his competition debut on 17 February 2008 in a 2–1 home win against CA Osasuna;[1] in the middle of a serious financial crisis, the Valencian club would also be relegated.

After a spell with FC Cartagena, which he helped promote to division two, Armando stayed nonetheless in Segunda División B, signing with FC Barcelona's reserves.[2] He was only played regularly in the last season of his three-year spell, starting in all 23 of his second tier appearances under the guidance of new manager Eusebio Sacristán.[3]

On 18 December 2012, after an unassuming spell in Mexico with Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz,[4] Armando returned to his country and joined Córdoba CF in the second division, penning a two-and-a-half-year contract.[5] He made his official debut on 10 January of the following year, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–5 away loss against former team Barcelona for the Copa del Rey,[6] and appeared regularly during the second half of the league campaign, forming a solid partnership with Kiko.[7]

On 23 January 2014, Armando signed with New York Red Bulls from the Major League Soccer.[8][9] He appeared in 25 competitive matches in his debut campaign, being waived in early March 2015.[10]

On 8 August 2015, Armando agreed to a two-year deal at second level side Elche CF.[11] On the 30th he scored his first goal for his new team, helping to a 2–1 home win over Bilbao Athletic.[12]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 1 November 2015[13]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[14] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motril 2001–02 7 0 7 0
Málaga B 2002–03 3 0 3 0
Los Palacios 2003–04 15 0 15 0
Málaga B 2004–05 23 0 23 0
2005–06 36 0 36 0
Total 62 0 62 0
Málaga 2006–07 25 0 4 0 29 0
Levante B 2007–08 12 0 12 0
Levante 2007–08 12 0 1 0 13 0
Cartagena 2008–09 28 2 28 2
Barcelona B 2009–10 16 1 16 1
2010–11 12 0 12 0
2011–12 23 1 23 1
Total 51 1 51 2
Veracruz 2012–13 4 1 4 0 8 1
Córdoba 2012–13 19 1 1 0 20 0
2013–14 8 1 0 0 8 1
Total 27 2 1 0 28 2
New York Red Bulls 2014 19 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 25 0
Elche 2015–16 11 3 1 0 12 3
Career totals 273 10 12 0 4 0 1 0 290 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Levante se agarra a la épica ante Osasuna (Levante cling on to epics against Osasuna); El País, 17 February 2008 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Armando acaba en el Barça B y Miki Roqué jugará en el filial del Real Betis (Armando ends in Barça B and Miki Roqué will play in Real Betis' reserves); La Verdad, 18 July 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Gran reacción para seguir vivo en la pelea por el ascenso directo (Great reaction to stay alive in fight for direct promotion); Marca, 28 April 2012 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Armando Lozano ficha por los Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz (Armando Lozano signs for Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz); Goal, 9 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Córdoba ficha al defensa Armando Lozano (Córdoba sign defender Armando Lozano); Marca, 18 December 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Noche de reivindicaciones (Claiming night); Marca, 10 January 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Armando y Kiko Olivas la pareja que necesitaba el Córdoba (Armando and Kiko Olivas the pair that Córdoba needed); Vavel, 7 February 2013 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Red Bulls sign defender Armando; New York Red Bulls, 23 January 2014
  9. ^ Armando se despide porque es "una oportunidad única jugar con el New York" (Armando bids farewell because it is "an unique opportunity to play with New York"); Diario Córdoba, 23 January 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ New York Red Bulls sign Dane Richards, waive Armando; New York Red Bulls, 7 March 2015
  11. ^ El Elche incorpora a su plantilla al central Armando Lozano (Elche add stopper Armando Lozano to their squad); Diario AS, 8 August 2015 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ El Bilbao Athletic se deja remontar en Elche (2–1) (Bilbao Athletic allow comeback in Elche (2–1)); EITB, 31 August 2015 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ "Armando". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  14. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, MLS Cup playoffs.

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