César Arzo Amposta

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César Arzo
Personal information
Full name César Arzo Amposta
Date of birth (1986-01-21) 21 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Villarreal, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Kairat
Number 14
Youth career
Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Villarreal B
2003–2008 Villarreal 39 (1)
2006–2007 Recreativo (loan) 24 (0)
2007–2008 Murcia (loan) 28 (0)
2008–2009 Recreativo 24 (0)
2009–2011 Valladolid 38 (3)
2011–2013 Gent 84 (4)
2014 Zaragoza 18 (2)
2014–2015 Beitar Jerusalem 27 (0)
2015–2016 AEK Athens 23 (0)
2016– Kairat 12 (1)
National team
2002–2003 Spain U17 13 (0)
2005 Spain U19 3 (0)
2006–2008 Spain U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 February 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arzo and the second or maternal family name is Amposta.

César Arzo Amposta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈθesaɾ ˈarθo]; born 21 January 1986) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Kazakh club FC Kairat as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Arzo was born in Villarreal, Valencian Community. He came through the ranks of hometown club Villarreal CF, making his debut for the first team on 23 March 2003 against Real Sociedad[1] but never being able to consolidate himself in the starting XI, however.[2]

In the 2006–07 season, Arzo was loaned to La Liga newcomers Recreativo de Huelva alongside teammates Javier López Vallejo and Santi Cazorla, moving in the same predicament for the following campaign, this time to another promotee, Real Murcia. Immediately after returning from his latter loan he was deemed surplus to requirements by Villarreal boss Manuel Pellegrini, rejoining, now definitely, Recreativo on a free transfer.

Arzo returned to Villarreal in July 2009, as the club retained an option to buy back from Huelva. However, he was immediately sold, signing a four-year contract with Real Valladolid as well as former Villarreal teammate Marcos.[3]

In the 2011 summer, aged 25, Arzo moved abroad, going on to represent in the following years K.A.A. Gent (Belgium),[2] Beitar Jerusalem FC (Israel) and AEK Athens FC (Greece).[4][5] This was interspersed with a five-month spell back in his country, with Real Zaragoza.[6]

On 5 July 2016, Arzo signed a two-year contract with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Kairat.[7]

Honours[edit]

Villarreal
AEK

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