Daniel Cifuentes Alfaro

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Daniel Cifuentes
Personal information
Full name Daniel Cifuentes Alfaro
Date of birth (1980-07-13) 13 July 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Mancha Real
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Real Madrid C
2001–2003 Zamora 48 (5)
2003–2004 Lanzarote 34 (1)
2004–2005 Eibar 39 (1)
2005–2007 Real Sociedad 14 (0)
2007 Ponferradina (loan) 16 (1)
2007–2008 Valladolid 9 (0)
2009–2011 Cádiz 78 (2)
2011–2014 Recreativo 76 (1)
2015–2016 Lincoln Red Imps 2 (0)
2016 Zamora 5 (0)
2017– Mancha Real 12 (1)
National team
1998 Spain U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2017.

Daniel Cifuentes Alfaro (born 13 July 1980), sometimes known as Cifu, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Atlético Mancha Real as a right back.

Football career[edit]

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.[1] 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;[2] Ponferradina would be, however, relegated.

Cifuentes signed for Real Valladolid in August 2007.[3] 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.[4]

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.

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