Corona (footballer)

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Corona
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Corona playing for Almería in 2013
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel García Pérez-Roldán
Date of birth (1981-02-12) 12 February 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Almería
Number 15
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Real Madrid C
2000–2001 Real Madrid B 30 (12)
2001–2007 Zaragoza 62 (2)
2004–2005 Poli Ejido (loan) 31 (1)
2006 Albacete (loan) 13 (2)
2006–2007 Almería (loan) 40 (7)
2007–2015 Almería 249 (12)
2015–2016 Brisbane Roar 29 (2)
2016– Almería 6 (0)
National team
1997–1998 Spain U16 17 (4)
1997–1998 Spain U17 10 (1)
1998–2000 Spain U18 12 (2)
2001 Spain U20 1 (0)
2000–2003 Spain U21 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:13, 10 November 2016 (UTC).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Pérez-Roldán.

Miguel Ángel García Pérez-Roldán (born 12 February 1981), known as Corona, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UD Almería as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid / Zaragoza[edit]

Corona was born in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo. A product of La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid, he played for their C and B-teams, the latter competing in the third division.[1]

Corona was signed by Real Zaragoza in January 2001, but only appeared in 33 top flight games for the Aragonese over the course of four seasons, with loans in the second level in between (one full season with Polideportivo Ejido, six months with Albacete Balompié).

Almería[edit]

Corona was loaned again in 2006–07, now to UD Almería, being instrumental in the Andalusia side's first-ever promotion to the top level and reuniting with former Zaragoza teammate Fernando Soriano. The move was made permanent for the following campaign,[2] and both players were instrumental as the team went on to finish eighth in their maiden season in the main category.[3][4]

Corona scored his first goal in the top level with a header, in a 1–2 away defeat against CA Osasuna on 9 March 2008, his only in the season.[5] He continued to be a regular for Almería in the subsequent years, often starting but rarely finishing a match.

On 19 January 2011, Corona scored one of Almería's most important goals, in a 3–2 win at Deportivo de La Coruña (4–2 on aggregate), with the club reaching the semifinals of the Copa del Rey for the first time ever.[6] On 9 April, through a counter-attack, he opened the score for the last-placed team at FC Barcelona – his second goal of the season – but the hosts eventually won it 3–1,[7] and the visitors eventually suffered relegation after a four-year stay.

In the following two seasons in the second tier, Corona was an undisputed starter for the Rojiblancos, scoring seven goals combined. However, he was sparingly used during the first half of 2013–14's top flight,[8] regaining his starting position in mid-March 2014 and thus becoming the third player with most appearances in the competition for the club.[9]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 23 September 2015, Corona terminated his contract with Almería,[10] and signed for Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar FC the following week.[11] He left the former with competitive totals of 312 games and 22 goals, only behind José Ortiz.[12]

Return to Almería[edit]

After cutting ties with Brisbane, Corona returned to Almería on 15 July 2016 after agreeing to a one-year deal.[13][14]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 10 November 2016[15]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 1999–2000 Segunda División B 10 3 10 3
2000–01 20 9 20 9
Total 30 12 30 12
Zaragoza 2000–01 La Liga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2001–02 11 0 1 0 2[a] 0 14 0
2002–03 Segunda División 29 2 1 0 30 2
2003–04 La Liga 17 0 3 0 20 0
2005–06 3 0 1 0 4 0
Total 62 2 6 0 2 0 70 2
Poli Ejido (loan) 2004–05 Segunda División 31 1 1 0 32 1
Albacete (loan) 2005–06 Segunda División 13 2 0 0 13 2
Almería (loan) 2006–07 Segunda División 40 7 1 0 41 7
Almería 2007–08 La Liga 32 1 2 0 34 1
2008–09 30 0 1 1 31 1
2009–10 22 1 2 0 24 1
2010–11 30 2 7 1 37 3
2011–12 Segunda División 41 3 4 0 45 3
2012–13 33 4 1 0 4[b] 0 38 4
2013–14 La Liga 23 1 3 1 26 2
2014–15 31 0 2 0 33 0
2015–16 Segunda División 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 285 19 23 3 4 0 312 22
Brisbane Roar 2015–16 A-League 29 2 0 0 29 2
Almería 2016–17 Segunda División 6 0 1 0 7 0
Career total 456 38 31 3 6 0 493 41
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Segunda División play-offs

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Spain

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corona, el capitán del Almería que no pudo debutar con el Real Madrid (Corona, captain of Almería who could not make debut with Real Madrid); Liga BBVA, 29 April 2015 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Corona staying at Almería; UEFA.com, 10 July 2007
  3. ^ Soriano busca su cuarto ascenso y Corona, el tercero (Soriano in search of a fourth promotion and Corona, a third); Marca, 19 June 2013 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Corona y Fernando Soriano, dos capitanes para buscar el ascenso (Corona and Fernando Soriano, two captains in search of promotion); Ideal, 17 June 2015 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Osasuna 2–1 Almeria; ESPN Soccernet, 9 March 2008
  6. ^ El Almería se niega a despertar del sueño (Almería refuses to awake from dream); Marca, 19 January 2011 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Barca come back to avoid upset; ESPN Soccernet, 9 April 2011
  8. ^ Corona no quiso marcharse en enero (Corona did not want to leave in January); Marca, 5 February 2014 (Spanish)
  9. ^ Corona entra en el podio de la historia del Almería (Corona steps into Almería's historical podium); Marca, 17 February 2014 (Spanish)
  10. ^ El Almería y Corona llegan a un acuerdo para rescindir el contrato a petición del jugador (Almería and Corona reach agreement to terminate the contract at the request of the player) Archived 25 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; UD Almería, 23 September 2015 (Spanish)
  11. ^ Brisbane Roar bring Spanish midfielder Corona to the A-League; ABC, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Se marcha 'El Mago' ('The Wizard' leaves); Marca, 23 September 2015 (Spanish)
  13. ^ Monteverde, Marco (15 July 2016). "Corona quits Brisbane Roar with a year to run on his contract". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Corona regresa a la UD Almería para reforzar el centro del campo" [Corona returns to Almería to bolster midfield] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Corona". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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