Bruno playing for Valencia (2010)
|Full name||Bruno Saltor Grau|
|Date of birth||1 October 1980|
|Place of birth||El Masnou, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Olimpic Mora d'Ebre|
|2001–2002||→ Gimnàstic (loan)||14||(0)|
|2012–||Brighton & Hove Albion||186||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2017.
He appeared in 128 La Liga games during six seasons, representing mainly in the competition Almería and Valencia. In 2012 he signed with Brighton & Hove Albion, going on to spend several years with the English club.
Born in El Masnou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Bruno was a product of RCD Espanyol's youth system. He only appeared once for the first team, playing eight minutes in a 3–1 home win over Rayo Vallecano on 29 September 2001; he was almost exclusively used by the B-side during his tenure, spending three of his four years in Segunda División B.
After a further two stints in his native region, with Gimnàstic de Tarragona (loan) and UE Lleida, Bruno joined UD Almería in the 2006 summer, being instrumental in the Andalusia side's first ever promotion to La Liga as a late bloomer. In 2007–08, he only missed four league games as his team overachieved for a final eighth place, and produced similar numbers in the following season.
In mid-June 2009, Bruno signed a three-year deal with Valencia CF and reunited with former Almería manager Unai Emery. He had previously arranged a transfer to Real Betis, but the move collapsed as the club was eventually relegated.
Brighton & Hove Albion
On 25 June 2012, after a further 33 league appearances for Valencia in two seasons combined, free agent Bruno signed a two-year contract for EFL Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion. He scored his first goal for his new team on 24 November, helping to a 1–1 home draw against Bolton Wanderers.
At the age of 35/36, Bruno was still the automatic first-choice in his position, helping the club promote to the Premier League at the end of the 2016–17 campaign after 34 years. Previously, in March 2017, the captain agreed to a one-year contract extension, and on 20 April he was included in the Championship Team of the Year for the second year running.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Espanyol B||2000–01||Segunda División B||32||2||—||—||6[a]||0||38||2|
|2001–02||Segunda División B||9||1||—||—||—||9||1|
|2002–03||Segunda División B||31||3||—||—||—||31||3|
|Lleida||2003–04||Segunda División B||34||1||0||0||—||5[a]||0||39||1|
|Brighton and Hove Albion||2012–13||Championship||30||1||0||0||1||0||—||31||1|
- "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 11. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
- "El Espanyol eleva su caché ante un Rayo hundido" [Espanyol prestige on the rise against sunken Rayo]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 29 September 2001. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- ""Sólo tengo palabras de agradecimiento hacia Unai"" ["I can only thank Unai"]. Diario de Almería (in Spanish). 8 September 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- Mestalla calls for Moyá and Saltor; UEFA.com, 1 July 2009
- "Bruno será el primer fichaje de los béticos" [Bruno will be first bético signing]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 14 May 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "El Barcelona negocia el fichaje de Bruno" [Barcelona negotiates Bruno signing]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 1 June 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "Es el lateral derecho que más partidos ha jugado" [He is the right-back that has played the most matches] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Albion agree Bruno deal". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- "David Ngog's 96th-minute strike gave Bolton an unlikely point at Brighton, who hit the woodwork three times and also missed a penalty.". BBC Sport. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "24/7 heaven Bruno claims to have discovered the fountain of youth — at Brighton’s state-of-the-art HQ". The Sun. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
- "Brighton & Hove Albion 2–1 Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
- "Brighton & Hove Albion: Skipper Bruno signs contract extension". BBC Sport. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
- "Brighton have four in Championship Team of the Year, Sessegnon in". ESPN FC. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
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