Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Delgado and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Carlos Delgado
Personal information
Full name Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez
Date of birth (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Puerto Real, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
La Salle
2005–2007 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Málaga B 15 (1)
2009 Sparta Rotterdam 0 (0)
2009–2010 Valladolid B 31 (2)
2010–2011 Almería B 5 (0)
2011 Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 11 (1)
2011–2012 Orihuela 31 (1)
2012–2014 Valencia B 35 (1)
2014–2015 Leganés 12 (0)
2015–2016 Recreativo 31 (0)
2016– Albacete 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.

Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez (born 22 April 1990) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Albacete Balompié as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Sparta[edit]

Born in Puerto Real, Cádiz, Andalusia, Delgado joined Málaga CF's youth system at the age of 15. In early 2008, he rejected a new contract and went on trial with Eredivisie club Sparta Rotterdam,[1] finally signing in January 2009[2] but failed to make a single appearance, subsequently returning to his country and joining Real Valladolid, who assigned the player to its B-side.[3]

In the 2010 summer, Delgado signed with another reserve team, UD Almería B. However, in January of the following year, after only playing five games in Segunda División B, he returned to the Netherlands and Sparta on loan.[4] He made his debut for the club – who now competed in Eerste Divisie – on 28 January, against RBC Roosendaal; on 11 February, he scored against FC Dordrecht.

Delgado returned to Spain in July 2011, joining Orihuela CF also in the third level.[5]


On 12 June 2012, Delgado signed a two-year deal with La Liga club Valencia CF, being initially a part of the B-team setup in division three.[6] He made his debut for Mestalla on 26 August against Gimnàstic de Tarragona and, the following month, was called up to train with the main squad by manager Mauricio Pellegrino due to Ricardo Costa's injury;[7] on the 29th he sat on the bench for a game against Real Zaragoza, but remained an unused substitute.[8]

On 2 October 2012, Delgado made his official debut for the Che, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 home win against Lille OSC for the season's UEFA Champions League.[9] He continued to appear regularly with the reserves, however.


On 8 August 2014, Delgado joined CD Leganés who had recently promoted to Segunda División.[10] He made his debut for the club on 23 November, starting in a 0–1 away loss against CD Mirandés.[11]

After appearing in only 13 competitive games, and totalling just 664 minutes of action in the league, Delgado was released.

Recreativo / Albacete[edit]

On 2 August 2015, Delgado signed a one-year deal with Recreativo de Huelva in the third division.[12] On 28 June 2016, he signed for fellow league team Albacete Balompié.[13]


  1. ^ Sparta Rotterdam trials for top Malaga prospect Carlos Delgado Archived 3 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Tribal Football, 12 February 2008
  2. ^ Carlos Delgado, un gaditano en Holanda. (Carlos Delgado, Cádiz-born man in the Netherlands)[permanent dead link]; Air Futbol, 8 January 2009 (Spanish)
  3. ^ El Valladolid B ficha a Carlos Delgado que vuelve del filial del Sparta de Rotterdam (Valladolid B signs Carlos Delgado who returns from Sparta Rotterdam's reserves) Archived 28 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Join Futbol, 7 July 2009 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Sparta Rotterdam huurt Carlos Delgado (Sparta Rotterdam signs Carlos Delgado); Sparta Rotterdam, 19 January 2011 (Dutch)
  5. ^ El central Carlos Delgado completa la defensa (Centre-back Carlos Delgado completes defence); La Verdad, 30 July 2011 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Valencia Mestalla: llega Carlos Delgado. (Valencia Mestalla: Carlos Delgado arrives); esFutbol, 12 June 2012 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Valencia Mestalla, Carlos Delgado con el primer equipo (Valencia Mestalla, Carlos Delgado with the first team); esFutbol, 28 September 2012 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Ten-man Valencia ease to victory; ESPN FC, 29 September 2012
  9. ^ Jonas delivers as Valencia see off LOSC;, 2 October 2012
  10. ^ Carlos Delgado, refuerzo para el centro de la defensa procedente del Valencia (Carlos Delgado, addition for the center of Valencia's defense); CD Leganés, 8 August 2014 (Spanish)
  11. ^ ¡Oh capitán, mi capitán! (Oh captain, my captain!); Marca, 23 November 2014 (Spanish)
  12. ^ El central Carlos Delgado nuevo refuerzo para el Decano (Stopper Carlos Delgado new addition to the Dean); Recreativo Huelva, 2 August 2015 (Spanish)
  13. ^ Carlos Delgado y Álvaro Arroyo nuevos fichajes del Alba (Carlos Delgado and Álvaro Arroyo new signings of Alba); Albacete Balompié, 28 June 2016 (Spanish)

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