Daniel Cifuentes Alfaro
|Full name||Daniel Cifuentes Alfaro|
|Date of birth||13 July 1980|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2000–2001||Real Madrid C|
|2007||→ Ponferradina (loan)||16||(1)|
|2015–2016||Lincoln Red Imps||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2017.
Cifuentes was born in Madrid. An unsuccessful graduate of Real Madrid's youth system, he went on to make his professional debuts with Zamora CF, spending most of his early career in the third division.
In the 2005–06 season, Cifuentes joined Real Sociedad, making his La Liga debut on 21 September 2005 and playing the full 90 minutes in the 3–2 home win over Atlético Madrid. Never an important element for the Basques he would be loaned, in January 2007, to second level club SD Ponferradina, and he scored once for his new team, in a 3–3 away draw against UD Salamanca – who led 3–0 at the hour mark – on 1 April; Ponferradina would be, however, relegated.
Cifuentes signed for Real Valladolid in August 2007. After having featured in only nine matches throughout the campaign he was released in October of the following year despite still having a contract running, alongside teammate Alexis, in the same predicament.
In late January 2009, Cifuentes moved to Cádiz CF in division three, being part of the squad that returned to the second tier after a one-year absence. In the following season he was an undisputed starter (34 games, 33 starts), but the Andalusians would be immediately relegated back.
- La Real desintegra al Atlético (Real rips Atlético apart); El Mundo, 22 September 2005 (in Spanish)
- Pierde Salamanca ventaja de tres goles; empata com Ponferradina (Salamanca loses three-goal advantage; draws with Ponferradina); El Universal, 1 April 2007 (in Spanish)
- Cifuentes: "Espero demostrar en el campo que Mendilibar no se equivoca conmigo" (Cifuentes: "I hope to show on the pitch Mendilibar is not doing the wrong thing"); Marca, 20 August 2007 (in Spanish)
- Daniel Cifuentes dice que "no podemos perdonar ni un solo euro" (Daniel Cifuentes says "we cannot forgive one single euro"); Soitu, 5 September 2008 (in Spanish)